Malaysia's Role in Curbing Global Warming

Although Malaysia is not required to reduce emissions when the Protocol goes into effect, the government recognizes that is must not remain complacent, using it as an opportunity to re-organise Malaysia's usage of fossil fuel and to be more efficient in energy consumption

Published: 04-Jan-2005

AFTER years of talks, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force next month after Russia in November ratified the global treaty, aimed at curbing global warming. 

The fine details of the agreement took centre stage at the recent United Nation’s climate change conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two-week meeting was attended by 6,000 people from 200 countries. 

The Protocol requires signatories to abide by legally binding terms to reduce carbon emissions in a bid to cap global temperatures. This in turn will help reduce the side effects of global warming, such as the melting of world ice caps which is expected to lead to massive floods. It also means reviewing the use of fossil fuels, and replacing them with renewable energy that have less harmful gas emissions. 

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