Malaysia needs to urgently beef up its climate actions

Malay Mail Online                           August 12, 2016

AUG 12 — With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies. Click to read

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Malaysia needs to urgently beef up its climate actions

Letter to the Editor                                                                                       12 August 2016

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty for post-2020 climate action, at the Paris climate summit last December, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are committing themselves to enhancing climate actions to halt further alteration of the climate system and its adverse impacts on human societies. 

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马来西亚必须加快行动处理气候问题

大马自然之友文告:                                                                                            2016812

去年12月的巴黎气候峰会接纳了巴黎协议,这是在2020前克服气候问题的国际协议。签署联合国气候变化框架公约(UNFCCC)即同意加紧气候行动去改善气候系统以及它对人类社会的负面影响。
 
马来西亚是参与讨论和接纳协议的197个国家之一,接着与175个国家于422日在纽约签署了公约。如今,是付诸行动的时候了。
 
在巴黎峰会热身期间,马来西亚也和其他国家提呈了国家自定预期贡献书(INDCs),宣称对比2005年国内生产总值的排放量,将在2030年减排45%。这包括在受到发达国家提供气候融资、科技转移和能力建设之后,无条件减排35%和有条件减排10%
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Malaysia perlu meningkatkan tindakan menangani perubahan iklim dengan segera

Surat Kepada Pengarang                                                                                                    12 Ogos 2016

Dengan penerimaan-pakai Perjanjian Paris – sebuah perjanjian antarabangsa untuk tindakan menangani gejala perubahan iklim pasca 2020 – di persidangan perubahan iklim bulan Disember lepas, negara-negara parti kepada Konvensyen Kerangka Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (UNFCCC) membuat komitmen untuk meningkatkan usaha menangani perubahan iklim demi memberhentikan pengubahan sistem iklim serta kesan-kesan negatifnya ke atas masyarakat insan. 

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Keep them in the wild

The Star                                   August 06, 2016

SAM's Letter to the Editor on wildlife trading

THE seizure of 1000 endangered and exotic turtles by Perhilitan underscores a very serious problem - that of the booming exotic pet trade.

This is a multibillion dollar wildlife trade where animals are illegally trafficked and those caught in the wild are often mislabelled as “captive bred.” Click to read

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Stop encroachment on our land, 500 Orang Asal tell Perak govt

Malaysiakini                              June 21, 2016

About 500 Orang Asal from Perak travelled to the State Secretariat building in Ipoh this morning, to protest against encroachment by the government and private companies into their ancestral tanah adat land. Click to read

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Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down, power replaced by renewables, efficiency, storage

Friends of the Earth USA            June 21, 2016

California, world’s sixth largest economy, going nuclear-free

BERKELEY, CALIF. - An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy, efficiency and energy storage resources. Friends of the Earth says the agreement provides a clear blueprint for fighting climate change by replacing nuclear and fossil fuel energy with safe, clean, cost-competitive renewable energy. Click to read

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5 years of failure - Why UN voluntary measures aren't stopping bad business behaviour

Common Dreams                      June 15, 2016

Marking the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Thursday, June 16th marks the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Yet, violations of human and environmental rights continue, and access to justice remains as difficult as it ever was. Click to read

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Ban glyphosate-based pesticides, urges CAP

FMT News                                 June 15, 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Ban the sale of glyphosate-based weedkillers as it is hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urged.

CAP President SM Mohamed Idris said the country’s food security might be threatened, as nearly 200 herbicide products in Malaysia contain glyphosate. Click to read

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Death through captivity

Malaysiakini                              June 13, 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia's comment on the shooting of Harambe the gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, USA

The shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo has received the attention one could only expect. Truly it is tragic to even lose one of the world’s most critically endangered gorillas either in zoos or in the wild.

The decision to shoot the gorilla (Harambe) has provoked outcry from conservation and animal groups worldwide who called the decision to shoot the gorilla as sad and tragic, branding it as a “senseless and unnecessary death”. Click to read

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Erosion on Penang coastal highway threatens lives, says NGO

Malaysiakini                              June 09, 2016

Penang-based environment NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has expressed deep concern over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR). Click to read

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Coastal Erosion at Butterworth Outer Ring Road

Coastal erosion at BORRCoastal erosion seen at the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (Picture: SAM)

PRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                              09 JUNE 2016

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very concerned over the coastal erosion in a section of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) which is becoming critical.   

The Penang State Government, the concessionaire of the BORR i.e. Lingkaran Lebuh Raya Butterworth (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. (LLB), the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and other relevant agencies must investigate this matter immediately because the erosion is closing on to the outer ring road.

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