Malaysia News

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Global demand for sustainable aviation fuel still outstrips supply, in part keeping prices sky high. Challenges in sourcing raw materials in biomass-rich Southeast Asia could lead to tensions and competition.
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A new database by non-profit RimbaWatch finds that if 70 prospective fossil fuel reserves are fully exploited in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, almost 10 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions will be released into the atmosphere.
Nik Nazmi CC Bill
Over the next three months, Malaysia's environment ministry will consult state and federal actors, as well as industry and civil society groups as it prepares a draft of the bill.
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The Malaysian carbon exchange also plans to offer renewable energy certificates for trade on its platform and accept Gold Standard-certified carbon credits later this year in a bid to expand its product offerings.
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Malaysia Opinion

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A coordinated approach both regionally and globally is needed to ensure a just energy transition in Southeast Asia that stimulates economic growth.
Palm oil plantation Kalimantan Indonesia
EB Studio Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
Traffic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Despite some progress in improving air quality, Malaysia needs policies to combat new challenges including climbing transport emissions.
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The booming gig economy in Malaysia leaves workers vulnerable with no benefits and susceptible to exploitation.
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Malaysia Videos

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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
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Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
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Malaysia Podcasts

The EB Podcast Petronas COP28
The oil and gas sector needs to cut operational emissions faster, Charlotte Wolff-Bye tells the Eco-Business podcast. But slashing fuel output won’t do for the Asian supplier, and it welcomes respectful debate at the climate summit.
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EB Studio Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
EB podcast - Kerry alternative milk
EB Studio Plant-based milks have grown in popularity in recent years, driven by a combination of health, environmental and practical concerns. Nutritionists on the Eco-Business podcast, produced in association with Kerry, weigh the pros and cons of non-dairy milk.
Apa Kata Wanita Orang Asli EB podcast
The stories of Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are now being captured through the fresh lenses of young female filmmakers. In this bilingual podcast recorded in English and Bahasa Melayu, they tell Eco-Business why they've picked up the camera.
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