Malaysia’s path to greener environment

forest trail with green moss

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.

The percent emission reduction achieved through various mitigation tools in 2013 (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, 2015)

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.