PETALING JAYA: Unsustainable water and sewerage tariffs, coupled with under-funded utilities, often result in the poor delivery of services and wasteful use of water, say experts gathered at the Malaysia International Water Convention (MIWC) 2021.
The continuously growing demand for treated water against the backdrop where the water industry is still facing multiple challenges, including climate change and pollution of raw water sources, is a difficult one to solve, said the secretary-general of the Environment and Water (KASA), Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang.
In his keynote address at the opening on Monday (Sept 20), Zaini identified climate change as the central theme in the water sector outlook post Covid-19.
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JAKARTA: Even as Indonesia wins cautious praise from some green groups for ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal shows no sign of weaning itself off the polluting fuel any time soon.
Indonesia, the eighth-biggest carbon emitter, recently brought forward its goal for net zero emissions from 2070 to 2060 or sooner, ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, and joined a U.S.-led Global Methane Pledge.
It also plans to stop commissioning new coal-fired power plants and phase out coal for electricity by 2056 under a new, greener long-term economic vision.
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 :As prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has witnessed the terror of climate change firsthand. The Caribbean island nation suffered great damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the latter of which killed at least 15 people on the island and destroyed “all that …Read More »
Thursday, 8 June 2017 : Comedian Jim Jefferies closed out the debut of “The Jim Jefferies Show” on Tuesday by throwing it to his “weather man.” The mystery weather man was supposedly there to address Trump announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the environmental impact …Read More »
Thursday, 30 March 2017 OSLO – Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said on Wednesday. The micro-algae may now be able to grow under the …Read More »
Friday, 17 March 2017 A new paper authored by archeologists with Seoul National University has suggested that the Sahara Desert, once green and wet, dried out as a result of the actions of ancient peoples. The spread of agriculture depleted the Sahara’s plant life and caused the region’s the shift …Read More »