National Working Group Meeting on Green Transportation and Climate Change No. 1/2014
With the Ministry of Transport as the focal point, a Working Group (WG) on Green Transportation and Climate Change has been established at the national level. The group consists of 18 members from ministries, agencies and organisations covering land, air and maritime transportation. Cheryl Rita Kaur of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment, MIMA attended the recent meeting.
The meeting discussed the Terms of Reference and membership in the WG, specific action plan and activities planned under each of the thrusts identified...
28-29 August 2014
Malaysia submitted the Initial National Communication (INC) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2000 and the Second National Communication in 2011, in response to national obligations under the UNFCCC. The Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC in its 16th Session in December 2010 decided further that developing country Parties should also submit Biennial Update Reporting (BUR) in addition to the National Communication. In December 2011, the COP adopted guidelines for the BUR where it stated the need to include information on national circumstances and institutional arrangements, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, information pertaining to...
26 August 2014
Goal 5 of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) seeks to improve the status of marine threatened species in the region through regional cooperation among the six member countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.
The position of the threatened marine species as listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is expected to be improved by 2020 as a key step towards preventing their extinction and supporting healthier marine ecosystems. As...
Siem Reap, Cambodia
21, 22 August 2014
MTWG is a measure through which ASEAN promotes maritime transport integration. Delegations at the meeting focus on, among others, the development and improvement of infrastructures facilitating maritime trade activities as well as capacity building. The 28thASEAN MTWG meeting aimed to provide strategic measures related to policy coordination and institutional harmonisation of rules and regulations for the ASEAN Single Shipping Market (ASSM) as well as the status of measures implemented under the ASSM. The meeting also aspired to finalise the draft Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Cooperation Mechanism for Joint Oil...
Visit from WWF-Malaysia representatives
MIMA welcomed the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia, comprising representatives from the different programmes including Ms Monique Sumampouw, Manager of People and Marine Biodiversity; Ms Lau Min Min, Senior Marine Conservation Officer; and Ms Shantini Guna Rajan, Senior Marine Policy Officer. Cheryl Rita Kaur, Head of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment, represented MIMA during the discussions.
MIMA has over the years worked closely with WWF-Malaysia on various areas including research and non-research matters. Collaborations have covered fisheries management i.e., Goal 2 of the Coral Triangle Initiative on ecosystem...