The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) takes place physically in the green city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. The conference will build on previous initiatives and successes addressing climate issues and pave the way for concerted actions and effective implementations. 

GEC will be co-organising Side Events and will be present showcasing our work at the Exhibition highlighting amongst others, sustainable management of peatlands as one of the nature-based solutions for climate change and transboundary haze. 

Malaysia Pavilion

8 Nov 2022 (Tuesday) at 14:30 (GMT +2, Egypt) / 8:30PM (GMT+8, Malaysia) 
“Financing and Investment for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in ASEAN”
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@00:03:00 Opening Address by Mr. Vong Sok (PhD), Head of Environment Division, The ASEAN Secretariat
@00:09:50 "ASEAN Investment Framework for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management" by Mr. Faizal Parish, Director of Global Environment Centre/MAHFSA Programme
@00:25:50 "Achievements and Opportunities for Financing Haze-Free Sustainable Land Development in ASEAN" by Mr. Pierre Yves Guerdez, Senior Climate Finance Specialist of IFAD
@00:38:06 "Role of Forest Plantation Sector in Haze-Free Land Management in Indonesia" by Ms. Elim Sritaba, Chief Sustainability Officer of Asia Pulp & Paper
@00:51:09 "Options for Finance & Sustainable Land Management in ASEAN through Global Financing Mechanisms" by Mr. David McCauley (PhD), Advisory Team ASEAN Investment Framework
@01:00:08 “Sustainable Finance Strategies in Relation to Haze-Free Sustainable Management” by Ms Luanne Sieh, Head of Group Sustainability of CIMB Group
@01:13:23 Question & Answer Discussion
@01:30:27 Concluding Remarks

10 Nov 2022 (Thursday) at 14:30 (GMT +2, Egypt) / 8:30PM (GMT+8, Malaysia) 
Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Peatland Management to Address Climate Change in Malaysia” 
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@00:18:34 Welcome Remarks by Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, Special Representative on Climate Change to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
@00:28:15 Opening Address by His Royal Highness, The Regent of Pahang, Crown Prince Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah
@00:39:36 "Potential GHG Emission Reduction through Rehabilitation of Southeast Pahang Peat Swamp Forest" by Mr. Faizal Parish, Director of Global Environment Centre/MAHFSA Programme
@00:51:09 “The Finance Sector Role in Supporting Peatland Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions” by Mr David Ramos, Senior Manager in Corporate Sustainability of HSBC Bank
@01:01:06 "Orang Asli Culture and Traditional Knowledge and Peatland Conservation in Malaysia" Mr Shaq Koyok, Indigenous Peoples - Artist, Malaysia
@01:11:16 "Community-based Peatland Protection and Rehabilitation in Malaysia" by Ms Serena Lew, Manager of Peatland Programme, Global Environment Centre
@01:22:56 Question & Answer Discussion
@01:41:49 Closing Remarks by Mr Faizal Parish, Director of Global Environment Centre

Akhenaten, Blue Zone 

14 Nov 2022 (Monday) from 16:45-18:15 (GMT+2, Egypt) / 10:45 PM (GMT+8, Malaysia)
“Enhancing Climate Action through Peatlands”


GEC's Exhibition Booth

14 & 15 November 2022 (Monday & Tuesday), Booth No. 23

Download peatland materials for free!


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