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Forum on Climate Change: Impact and Responses

 

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Forum on Climate Change: Impact and Responses In-conjunction with 14th Governing Council Meeting of Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)

Introduction

Climate change is currently the biggest global threat of the century, impacting human health as well as the health of the world’s ecosystems in various ways. It is estimated that by 2100, the rise in temperature and humidity in selected areas around the globe will have adverse effects on the daily activities of humans, including agriculture. In developing countries, climate change is expected to threaten communities, properties, ecosystems and the economy by causing an increase in incidences of heat stress, storms and heavy rain, flooding in rural and coastal areas, landslides, air pollution, drought, water shortage and sea level rise. 

At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, 170 countries agreed to achieve sustainable development, protect biodiversity, and take steps to reduce anthropogenic effects on the climate. Despite that, in the 25 years following the summit, biodiversity indices have decreased up to 50%, greenhouse gas emissions have multiplied, and 48% of tropical and sub-tropical forests have disappeared, thus sparking doubts on the effectiveness of the international consensus. Nevertheless, Malaysia is committed to continue to address the issue of climate change. By signing the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016, this country has pledged to maintain the increase in the global temperature average below 1.5°C and, in the long term, to increase efforts to limit the temperature rise so as to not exceed 2°C above pre-industrial levels.  

This Forum on Climate Change: Impact and Responses co-organized by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) through its agency Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM), National Antarctic Research Centre (NARC), Universiti Malaya (UM) through Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), Universiti Putra Malaysia, International Medical University and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in-conjunction with 14th Governing Council Meeting of Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) will, among others, discuss the impacts of climate change and the roles of various stakeholders in issues regarding climate change, in the hopes to achieve the commitment of all parties in mitigating the effects of the changing climate.

Objectives

  1. To provide a clearer understanding on the issue of global climate change to agencies, departments, ministries and academics;
  2. To shed light on the roles of stakeholders, in particular researchers/scientists and policymakers, in mitigating the impact of global climate change;
  3. To provide the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss, interact with each other, and receive guidance with respect to any queries or uncertainties regarding the science, governance and policies on climate change; and
  4. To provide a platform to strengthen cooperation between Malaysia and NAM member countries through scientific research.

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs:
Mohd Nasaruddin Abd Rahman (YPASM)
Associate Prof. Dr Siti Aisyah Alias (NARC, UM) 
Co-Secretaries:
Dr. Wong Chiew Yen (IMU)
Dr. Nuradilla Mohamad Fauzi (IOES, UM) 
Dr. Mohammed Rizman Idid (IOES, UM)
Co-Treasurers:
Mr. Hafiz Ambar (YPASM)
Mdm. Hafiza Hasan (MOSTI) 
Technical Committee: 
Mr. Ang Cheng Liang (MOSTI)
Dr. Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli (NARC, UM)
Dr. Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir (UKM)
Ms. Annatutsilawati Md Komaruddin (NARC,UM)
Publicity Committee:
Dr. Siti Aqlima Ahmad (FBBS, UPM)
Dr. Nur Adeela Yasid (FBBS, UPM) 
Ms. Norfadilah Zoolkhapli (YPASM)
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