Title: Malaysia's response and strategies towards climate change

Authors: Say Keat Ooi; Azlan Amran

Addresses: Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Climate change is among the most critical challenges facing the world as it affects human well-being and economic growth. As a non-annex I country, Malaysia has no quantitative commitments to reduce GHG emissions. Nevertheless, as part of the global community, Malaysia consciously pledges to share the load of global challenges. As the most powerful stakeholder in Malaysia, the government plays an important role in providing leadership to guide and encourage businesses to address this topical issue. This paper reviews the energy and GHG emissions in Malaysia, and provides an overview of the climate change strategies from the government's perspective. It demonstrates Malaysia's commitment to address climate change in the context of sustainable development, and highlights Malaysian government's efforts towards energy efficiency and renewable energy utilisation.

Keywords: climate change policy; climate change strategies; energy; GHG emissions; Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2019.099411

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.3, pp.360 - 378

Received: 04 Mar 2017
Accepted: 05 Jun 2017

Published online: 05 Apr 2019 *

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