Sustainable Management of Peatland Forests in South East Asia (APFP & SEApeat Project): These two projects are currently being implemented to support the implementation of regional and national strategies for sustainable management of peatlands forests in Southeast Asia and the incorporation of peatland management into policies and plans related to forest and land-related resources to mainstream peatland forests. Learn more about the project at www.aseanpeat.net
W.A.T.E.R Project: W.A.T.E.R is a pioneer initiative to educate the public about the importance of water and why and how we should conserve and protect its source: our rivers. Learn more about the Project at www.waterproject.net.my
River of Life Public Outreach Programme: ROL-POP is a programme to foster partnerships and to improve attitudes and behaviours of target groups to reduce pollution in the Klang River, Malaysia. Visit the site at www.myrol.my
GEF-CSO: Formally known as GEF-NGO, the Network is made up of GEF-accredited organizations whose work in environment and sustainable development is aligned with the GEF mandate. Learn more about the Network at www.gefngo.org
Petaling Jaya, 25th August 2015: Hazy skies are back in Malaysia, no thanks to burning peatlands in Sumatra and Borneo islands. A total of four separate smoke clouds have formed in Indonesia and are moving towards Malaysia according to the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) website (see image below). Smoke from peatland fires in central and southern Sumatra has now reached the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia with API deteriorating to moderate levels while smoke from fires in Kalimantan have contributed to poor air quality in Sarawak. Read more
Aug 4, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur) -- Faizal Parish, director at Global Environment Center, says there will be significant global impact from U.S. President Barack Obama's latest clean power plan. He also tells Bloomberg TV Malaysia's Sophie Kamaruddin that stakeholders in Asia must recognize the benefits of investing in green industries as well as the massive costs if climate change is ignored.