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Malaysia's Second National Communication - Official Document - April 2011

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.The ultimate goal is the integration of climate change considerations into relevant social, economic and environmental policies and actions.

While at a higher development level than most of its neighbors, Malaysia faces many of the same adaptation challenges and vulnerabilities. In its second National Communications, released in April 2011, Malaysia identifies seven sectors where vulnerability assessments were undertaken, including water resources, agriculture, biodiversity, forestry, coastal and marine resources, energy, and public health. Any climate impacts on agriculture, either directly or indirectly (i.e. water shortages affecting irrigation), have the potential to destabilize the local economy.


Resource Type

  • Assessments and Background Documents