DUBAI: Reducing carbon emissions from the energy and industrial sectors, which account for most of Malaysia’s total carbon emissions, is the nation’s main focus to mitigate climate change, says the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The King said, under the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), Malaysia aims to increase the share of green and sustainable energy in its total primary energy mix.
“Thus, this transitional aspiration is projected to significantly increase not only the average national gross domestic product (GDP) from energy transition activities, but also generate more green jobs for Malaysians,” he said at the opening of the Malaysia Pavilion at the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) here.
Also present at the ceremony were the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, and the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah.
The King said every country must contribute to combating climate change.
“Such commitment involves meticulous policy implementation in which financial and technology accessibility stand out as the additional hurdles for developing and emerging economies.
“Therefore, bridging the gap in technology and financing between developed and developing nations is crucial to providing equal access to clean energy solutions at a reasonable cost.
“This includes recognising the unique challenges and opportunities each country holds,” Sultan Abdullah said.
Others present at the event include investment, trade and industry minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz, natural resources, environment and climate change minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, and foreign minister Zambry Abdul Kadir.