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Malaysia

TOTAL POPULATION

30.2 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

240,800 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

14,272,100 kt East Asia and Pacific, YEAR 2014

"Reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity of GDP by 45% by 2030, relative to 2005."

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Malaysia is located quite close to the equator, and so has a climate typically characterised by heat, rain and humidity. It is, however, a tropical pattern which means that rain falls in big dumps (usually in the afternoon) and in monsoons - so there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. The high temperatures are quite stable, typically varying from 25-33°C depending on the time of year. 

Malaysia is quite well protected from natural disaster. Its location means that in many places it is shielded by other land masses from tsunamis and is out of reach of most tropical cyclones. It is also seismically stable, minimising the risk of earthquakes and volcanic activity. The climate and heavy rainfall do, however, mean that flooding and landslides are a persistent problem. In 2006/7, flooding on Johor displaced 110,000 people and caused major economic damage. 

With extensive coastal regions and hundreds of islands, Malaysia is at real risk from sea level rise. The country does not yet have an accurate map of how sea level change will hit its coastal areas, but with many of them less than 0.5 m above sea level, the threat is real. A better understanding of the risks will help target preventative and adaptive measures. Reforestation and development of mangroves along coastlines will create effective natural defences. This is also the case inland: forest cover reduces soil erosion and flood risk - helping to minimise landslides. 

Looking forward with climate change in mind, the success of Malaysia in both human and environmental terms is at risk. In many ways, the human, animal and plant biodiversity are facing the same challenges - and will by conservation efforts. Less than half of the population associate these developing problems with climate change, but as time passes this will be hard to ignore. 

The good news is that, in late 2018, Malaysia announced its plans to draft a climate change act over the next 30 month. It will study scenarios based on a 2°C temperature rise, devising adaptation and prevention measures. With this new focus and international support, we can help Malaysia rise to the challenge of climate change, and find its place in the movement for a more sustainable future. 


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DATA INSIGHTS

The World Bank classifies Malaysia as an upper middle-income country. Malaysia's position in the fight against climate change is better understood by observing its historical of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Malaysia’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change. 

Malaysia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Malaysia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Malaysia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Malaysia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Malaysia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Malaysia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Malaysia's vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Malaysia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Malaysia's vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Malaysia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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