MALAYSIA’S LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY
Malaysia has made an ambitious commitment to reduce the intensity of its carbon
emissions, notably a 40% reduction (compared to 2005 levels) by 2020 and a 45%
reduction (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030.
However, there are several challenges to this commitment.
Malaysia’s challenge is to decarbonize its energy-centric economy in the face of
population growth pressures and substantial levels of poverty.
Figure 1 illustrates the percent emission reduction achieved through various mitigation tools in 2013 (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, 2015).
Malaysia’s Low-carbon policy tools include Strengthen Forest Management and Conservation, Increase Renewable Energy Use and Improve Urban Planning and Promote Public Transportation.