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The Asia Foundation Malaysia Calls for Social Inclusion in Sabah’s Blue Economy Development

December 14, 2023

Program Snapshot

On December 14, the government of Sabah in Malaysia hosted the Sabah State Blue Economy Conference, gathering stakeholders from the government, civil society, and nonprofit organizations to share perspectives on the “blue economy” – a sustainable exploration of marine and coastal resources to provide livelihood and economic opportunities to communi… Read more

 

The State of Carbon Pricing in Southeast Asia

December 7, 2023

Publication

Carbon pricing has become an increasingly popular policy measure used to support growing global efforts to address the causes of climate change and adapt to its consequences. While historically the domain of climate policy in the developed world, evidence shows that carbon pricing instruments (CPIs) are now being seriously considered across the dev… Read more

 

Carbon Pricing and the Business Case for Emissions Reductions and Nature Conservation in Malaysia

April 27, 2023

Publication

In the context of climate change mitigation, two market failures stand out: an oversupply of “negative externalities” in the form of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and an undersupply of “positive externalities” in the form of the protection and conservation of natural capital. The failure to address these market failures plays an important role in… Read more

 

Towards a Community-based Green Economy in Sabah

April 21, 2023

Publication

Sabah is a natural resource-rich state in Malaysia faced with many environmental, socioeconomic, and political challenges. It is home to a large indigenous population with a self-sustaining economy long depending on the extractive industry, timber, and palm oil, with the base-level dependence on natural resources growing at a steady pace. The hallm… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Discuss Key Takeways from Carbon Pricing Report on BFM Radio

April 4, 2023

Media Coverage

BFM: The Business Station, a Malaysia-based independent radio station, discusses key takeaways from The Asia Foundation’s recent policy report “Carbon Pricing and the Business Case for Emissions Reduction and Natural Conservation in Malaysia: Research Summary and Policy Recommendations.” The discussion features the Foundation’s climate consultant a… Read more

 

Looking Ahead in Malaysia’s Carbon-Pricing Journey

March 8, 2023

Blog and Podcast

A new report makes the case for a national carbon-pricing policy in Malaysia.

 

Climate Governance Malaysia Partners with The Asia Foundation for Study Assessing Carbon Pricing

February 23, 2023

Media Coverage

Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM), the Malaysian chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative, spotlights key findings from the study “Carbon Pricing and the Business Case for Emissions Reductions and Nature Conservation in Malaysia: Research Summary and Policy Recommendations.” The research was launched jointly with The Asia… Read more

 

Carbon Pricing and the Business Case for Emissions Reductions and Nature Conservation in Malaysia: Research Summary and Policy Recommendations

February 21, 2023

Publication

Two market failures stand out in the context of climate change adaptation. First is the oversupply of negative externalities that arise from otherwise productive economic activity. These negative externalities, in the form of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are driving the global average surface temperature increase. Second is the undersupply of po… Read more

 

The Edge Malaysia Features The Asia Foundation in Cover Story on the Future of Carbon Pricing

October 10, 2022

Media Coverage

The Edge Malaysia, a business and financial publication, quotes The Asia Foundation’s climate consultant Darshan Joshi in a cover story on how carbon pricing works and how it will impact companies in Malaysia. In contrast, “hydrogen is still quite expensive today. If the carbon price is lower than the cost of switching to hydrogen, companies will s… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation’s Robin Bush Makes an Economic Case for Environmental Conservation

July 23, 2022

Media Coverage

The Edge Malaysia, a business and financial publication, features an article co-written by The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Malaysia, Robin Bush, and climate consultant Darshan Joshi, “Climate and Environmental Governance: Making the Economic Case for Environmental Conservation.” Carbon pricing is fast becoming a contemporary buzzwor… Read more