Under Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia can use global funds to “do better” on climate


To help Malaysia cope with frequent flooding and choking air pollution caused by wildfires, new Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim should tap more global green funding to protect nature and tackle the impacts of warming, say experts on climate change climate change.

Anwar, 75, ended a decades-long wait to lead the Southeast Asian nation, largely ruled by a single coalition since independence.

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So far, Anwar has focused on corruption and the rising cost of living, but he has said little about how he will strengthen Malaysia’s green credentials – apart from merging the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources with the Ministry of Environment and water.


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