A coalition of local NGOs and scientific organisations applauded the announcement, saying that it could usher in a new era of collaboration between the government and civil society to look out for Sabah’s people and forests.
Both palm oil producers and environmental activists expressed dismay over the European Union's move, saying the policy is discriminatory and will still allow palm oil used as biofuels to continue to be treated as a renewable fuel.
The Malaysian minister of primary industries said the government is studying a proposal to cap the Southeast Asian nation's palm oil estate at 6 million hectares. The country currently has 5.85 million hectares of the oilseed crop.
Christine Milne –
Malaysia is well-positioned to transition to a renewable energy economy, with new leaders that are building on the success of existing small-scale energy systems emerging at the grassroots, writes Global Greens ambassador Christine Milne.
Zafirah Zein –
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Malaysia's 2019 budget included promises to protect the tropical Southeast Asian country's rich natural heritage. But more needs to be done to address declining biodiversity—it's a matter of national security, writes WWF Malaysia's conservation director Dr Henry Chan.
Despite progress over the last few years, eliminating poverty remains a distant goal for many countries. Improving state capacity is key to tackling the world's first Sustainable Development Goal, write experts.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.
On November 1st 2017, The Economist held its first Sustainability Summit Asia at the Sunway ResortHotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur.Discussing sustainability in the Asian context is becoming increasingly urgent ...