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Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad speaking at the launching ceremony of the Malaysia Pavilion for the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at Dubai Expo city, the United Arab Emirates, on December 1, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

COP28: Malaysia hopes for togetherness in addressing climate change — Minister

DUBAI, Dec 1 — Malaysia hopes to see countries coming together with ambitious and concrete commitments to address climate change during the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said through innovative solutions, sustainable practices, and collaborative initiatives, the nation will proudly showcase its role as a regional leader in addressing climate challenges at the Malaysia Pavilion.

“There must be a sense of urgency and a willingness to work together.

“As we navigate the complexities of climate negotiations, let us be mindful that our decisions today shape the world that our future generations will inherit,” he said during the launching ceremony of the Malaysia Pavilion for COP28 in Dubai Expo city, the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah officially launched the Malaysia Pavilion at COP28, which will run from November 30 until December 12.

Also present at the ceremony were Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

According to Nik Nazmi, Malaysia has addressed the crucial role of finance in climate change by urging the developed nations to contribute US$100 billion (RM467 billion) annually, which was highlighted in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s address at the UN General Assembly in September.

“Separately, developing a long-term mitigation strategy will be key to guiding sectoral and cross-sectoral policy planning in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

“Malaysia is hence formulating a Long-Term Low Emissions Strategy (LT-LEDS) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Roadmap, which will serve as a comprehensive guideline towards our achieving net-zero emissions as early as 2050,” he said.

As such, Malaysia’s priorities include drafting a climate change bill, establishing a national adaptation fund, and developing a carbon market mechanism.

— Bernama

 

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