Learning to care
The Sun Daily, 21 November 2018
MALAYSIA is said to be among the few countries that have crafted their own philosophy of education nationally. This was made known to the audience at the Seminar on Values-based Education last week at the International Islamic University Malaysia. The philosophy aims to provide the country with a better focus and direction as to how education could enhance Malaysia’s standing as a nation that is independent to shape and inform her own destiny as well as identity.
Malaysia Committed to UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals
New Delhi Times, 19 November 2018
Non-Aligned Movement has reaffirmed that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development -economic, social and environmental. NAM has called upon the Member States to work towards the implementation of the commitments contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the international development goals agreed at the major UN conferences and summits.
Budget allocations to protect natural reserves a welcome move
Malaysia Kini, 19 November 2018
The budget announcement on Nov 2, 2018 by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng followed the release of two major global environmental reports – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, and the WWF Living Planet Report (LPR) 2018.
Sustainable finance ideals thrive in Asia
Green Biz, 16 November 2018
Finding the right balance between rapid economic growth and the demands such growth imposes on the environment has been a significant source of debate in developing Asia. In recent years, however, a greater focus on climate-related issues in Asia has resulted in a significant interest in sustainable finance in the region, according to Herry Cho, head of sustainable finance for Asia Pacific at ING Bank.
China's ban on trash imports shifts waste crisis to Southeast Asia
National Geographic, 16 November 2018
When President Donald Trump signed legislation renewing the federal marine debris program, he blamed Asia for fouling the world’s oceans. He named Japan, China, and “many, many countries” for dumping plastic waste that floats over to the West Coast.