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C40: Climate Change Action Through Cities

I attended a side-event on ‘Under 2 MOU: 2050 strategies towards 1.5°C with States, Regions and Cities’ organised by The Climate Group, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), and Climate Analytics GmbH, because we were encouraged to do so by Meena Raman from the Third World Network. I walked in after it had already begun,…

马来西亚核准《巴黎协定》

(马拉喀什, 16日讯) 马来西亚自然资源与环境部部长拿督斯礼万祖奈迪医生今日于 《联合国气候变化框架公约》 (UNFCCC) 在马拉喀什举行的第二十二届缔约方会议 (the 22nd Conference of the Parties) 中的高阶层会议 (High Level Segment) 宣布马来西亚继今年4月22日在联合国总部签署 《巴黎协定》 后, 日前已经呈递相关文件, 预料将在数日内确认核准 《巴黎协定》。《巴黎协定》 乃 《公约》 下继 《京都议定书》 后第二份有法律约束力的气候协议,为2020年后全球应对气候变化部署行动, 将全球平均气温升幅控制在工业化前平均气温之上2摄氏度, 竭力控制气温上升幅度的目标则设定为1.5摄氏度。全球一共193个国家签署了这一协定。根据该条约,只要55个 《公约》 缔约方(其温室气体排放量占全球总排放量至少约55%)交存其批准、接受、核准或加入文书之日后第30天起将生效。目前共110缔约方核准了该条约,包括欧盟国家,加拿大,日本,中国等强国,该全球气候协议已经于11月4日正式生效。拿督斯礼万祖奈迪医生在致词中表明马来西亚对执行 《巴黎协定》 的决心,全力减少碳排放量。他也重申马来西亚对《公约》以及 《巴黎协定》 中共同但有区别的责任原则 (Common but Differentiated Responsibilities) 的信心,期望发展中国家就气候变化减缓和适应以及行动获得先进国家支持。此外,马来西亚也将配合联合国定下的可持续发展目标计划 (Sustainable Development Goals),朝消除贫困,保护地球和确保繁荣前进。就森林管理而言,目前马来西亚的森林覆盖为54.5%,马登红树林自1905年开始就执行可持续管理个案就是个引以为傲的持续性森林管理例子。与此同时,拿督斯礼万祖奈迪医生表示马来西亚致力保护森林的决心,全力推动减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案 (REDD+)。对于正在马拉喀什出席该会议的全体国家代表团,以及马来西亚青年代表团和其他非政府非盈利环保或气候变化组织来说,该消息确实振奋人心。马来西亚青年代表团成员嘉斯敏 (Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham),张翔隆 (Kelvin Diong Siong Loong),娜察娣拉 (Nachatira Thuraichamy),蔡满满 (Choy…

Quantitative Scientific Evidence for Loss and Damage

Date    : 14th Nov 2016 Time    : 3:00pm – 4:30pm Venue  : Mediterranean room Speakers: Dr Jan S Fuglestvedt, Research Director CICERO, Norway; Prof Lavanya Rajamani, International Environmental Law, New Delhi; Dr Saleemul Huq, Director ICCAD, Bangladesh; and, Dr Friederike E L Otto, Senior Researcher, ECI, University of Oxford; High level representative Govt of Bangladesh…

Mooning over Ban Ki-moon

I saw an Asian man walking past one of the booths I was squatting at with a noticeable number of guards and the press. I was surprisingly allowed entry into the tightly-controlled room, and lo and behold – it was Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.  It was one of the most incredible moments of my…

The Life of a Yellow Badge

Preparation to attend the year’s biggest climate negotiations, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) started six months ago. I was elated to have been chosen to represent the Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD). Being of Sri Lankan origin, to enter the Malaysian climate change scene was an achievement in itself for me. Together with a…

马来西亚于第二十二届缔约方会议展示减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案

(马拉喀什, 14日讯) 马来西亚自然资源与环境部部长拿督斯礼万祖奈迪医生今日出席《联合国气候变化框架公约》 (UNFCCC) 在马拉喀什举行的第二十二届缔约方会议(the 22nd Conference of the Parties),为马来西亚阁 (Malaysian Pavilion) 进行开幕仪式,并发表马来西亚致力保护森林的决心,全力推动减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案(REDD+)。在场的《联合国气候变化框架公约》 (UNFCCC) 官员也见证了马来西亚呈递并讲解减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案保障报告 (Malaysia REDD+ Safeguard Report)。 除此之外, 活动当天也邀请了联合国粮食及农业组织 (Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO),越南以及印尼主讲减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案在东南亚进行的各项目范例。其他讲座包括非洲西部区域合作森林检测案例,来自世界自然基金会 (WWF) 亨利先生主讲成立多年由马来西亚, 印尼以及文莱一起合作的婆罗之心 (Heart of Borneo) 森林资源管理项目, Carbon Trust 的斯迪芬先生 (Mr Chris Stephens) 分享如何利用森林管理筹资应对气候变化。来自马来西亚猛公湖 (Tasik Temenggor) 班定岛 (Pulau Banding) 的原住民也于现场呈现民主舞蹈, 吸引了许多不同国籍的观众。 马来西亚青年代表团成员嘉斯敏(Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham),张翔隆 (Kelvin Diong Siong Loong),娜察娣拉(Nachatira…

Malaysia and UN REDD+

The Malaysia Pavilion was officially declared open today by the Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), YB Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi. The event was also graced by the presence of many VIPs which included Malaysia’s Ambassador to Morocco, Dato’ Jamal bin Hassan. 14th of November, 2016 was named UN REDD+ Day…

Climate March in Mummed Marrakech

Last Saturday the MYD team made our way to El Harti Stadium in Marrakech, Morocco for the Climate March that started at 2 pm for a 3km walk with thousands of other NGOs and climate activists. We carried a banner that said ‘Fossil Freeze’ with the Singaporean Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) and chanted together…

Living the Dream

(Bab Ighli, 11th November 2016) It’s day 5 of the conference and I’m living the dream. I’ve become a regular observer at YOUNGO and CAN Daily meeting, following G77 and China’s coordination meeting, as well as global stocktake (GST) informal meeting under the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting…

Fossil Fuels and COP22

The Conference of the Parties 22 (COP22) held in Marrakesh, Morocco this year has given fossil fuel companies a seat in the climate negotiations. A prime cause of climate change is the use of fossil fuel, which emits the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to the environment. Carbon dioxide results in global warming. The historic first…

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