A healthy environment is fundamental to social and economic wellbeing, and a key driver for sustainable development. Corruption is a threat to the environment as it enables illegal activities in areas such as the dumping and transport of hazardous waste, logging and timber trade, wildlife trade, unregulated fishing and the trade in ozone depleting substances, through corruption risks that exist in licensing systems and import/export border controls.
Environmental governance relies on good governance, participatory decision-making processes, effective and accountable institutions, transparent policies, and well enforced laws and standards. As such, combating climate change and environmental degradation means combating corruption.
October 21, 2021 Pindaan Akta Kualiti Alam Sekeliling 1974 (AKAS 1974) mencadang mewujudkan denda minimum tidak kurang daripada RM5,000 dan denda maksimum tidak lebih RM10 juta kepada pelaku jenayah pencemaran alam sekitar. Menteri Alam Sekitar dan Air (KASA), Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, berkata pindaan AKAS 1974 dijangka dibentangkan di Parlimen pada suku pertama […]
October 11, 2021 Malaysia will express its stance at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP-26), scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct 31 until Nov 12. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government’s stance, to be presented at the convention for the first time, was discussed […]
September 29, 2021 A total of RM2.92 billion has been allocated under the First Rolling Plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for environmental and water sustainability, said Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. He said that from the allocation, 351 projects, comprising 277 extension projects and 74 new projects, would […]
September 27, 2021 Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz has called on the private and public sectors to work together to ensure an equitable and rapid transition to a net-zero carbon economy. He said it is important to start addressing the risks posed by climate change, which he described as “humankind’s greatest challenge”. […]
July 15, 2021 (PN) The low environmental, social and governance adoption in Malaysia suggests that ESG awareness remains uneven among the oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) sector players with only 32 local OGSE companies that have adopted sustainability reporting, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He […]
Jun 24, 2021 [DIKEMASKINI] Pelan Antirasuah Organisasi (OACP) 2021-2025 yang dilancarkan Kementerian Alam Sekitar dan Air (KASA) pada Khamis diyakini dapat meningkatkan tahap integriti tadbir urus dan amalan antirasuah di negara ini. Pelan itu juga antara usaha mengubah kedudukan Malaysia dan indeks persepsi rasuah melalui OACP. Menteri Alam Sekitar dan Air, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim […]
June 16, 2021 Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) highlights that more policies are being introduced in line with the overall green agenda. Apart from the existing green schemes such as the Green Technology Financing Scheme, Green Investment Tax Allowance, Green Income Tax Exemption and the MyHIJAU Mark programme under […]
April 13, 2021 (PN) Six approaches were outlined during today’s first meeting of the Malaysian Climate Change Action Council (MyCAC) to be implemented by the government on climate change issues. Environment and Water (KASA) Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who chaired the meeting said that included carrying out carbon trading carefully so that […]
March 1, 2021 (PN) Malaysia is in need of a comprehensive review of its foremost instrument for environmental governance — the Environmental Quality Act 1974 (EQA 1974) after 47 years of its implementation. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had, on February 25, during the virtual Hibiscus Award (PMHA) 2019/2020 ceremony said: “.. the government is reviewing […]
January 6, 2021 (PN) The first Malaysian cabinet meeting of the year went fully paperless in line with the sustainable development agenda under the Sustainable Development Goals. All information needed for the meeting was accessible through electronic devices. Related news: Cabinet meeting goes fully paperless