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Malaysian Youth Statement On United States Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) expresses their deepest disappointment in the United States’ decision to withdraw from the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, as announced by US President Donald Trump on 1 June. The Paris Agreement stresses the principle of Intergenerational Equity, and is of paramount importance to over 1.8 billion youths around the globe. It reflects…

High Level Meeting on Climate Resilience

It was yesterday’s High Level Meeting on Climate Resilience that sparked my interest of wanting to understand climate change impacts on small islands, least developed countries (LDCs) and African Countries and the importance of Paris Agreement to these countries. “We are learning from our failures. Most of our initiatives come from our hard lessons. Politically and…

Developed vs Developing Countries on CBDR

Prof. Gurdial, Malaysian negotiator spoke on behalf of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs), has grabbed attention and applause for defending the rights of developing countries (mainly CBDR-RC). In 1992, the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) establishes a principled basis for differential treatment of countries in the global climate regime with its core principle of “common…

Key Issue in COP21: Climate Finance

Money is always the problem solver of many things, but it is also the trouble maker. Inevitably, the process of drafting an agreement that will be acceptable for 196 parties faces the same problem. The climate finance issue very critical as the wealthy countries are supposed to provide sufficient funding for the poorer countries to…

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