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Promoting green growth under environmental law as measures to reduce carbon emission and regulate air pollution: why it matters for Malaysia?

Mustafa, Maizatun (2017) Promoting green growth under environmental law as measures to reduce carbon emission and regulate air pollution: why it matters for Malaysia? In: International Seminar on Islam and Green Technology, 20 Nov 2017, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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The risk of global climate change has seen efforts taken by nations all over the world to reduce their carbon emission as steps to limit the increase of global temperature. For many developing countries, tackling carbon emission is a complicated task due to a number of environmental constraints they faced including inefficient technology, weak governance and low per capita income. Insofar as Malaysia is concerned, main contributors towards environmental pollution have always been associated with economic-related activities including that from industrial, construction and plantation sectors. In order to uphold the objective of sustainable development, as early as the 1970s, Malaysia has already applied low-carbon and high-efficiency economic system that aims at sustainable growth through the introduction of regulations to manage industrial and other types of pollution. This paper attempts to highlight Malaysia’s initiatives under environmental law in promoting green growth, particularly towards the control of air pollution from activities such as motor-vehicle emissions, industrial discharge and open burning. From a different perspective, as a progressive Muslim country with consistent economic development and growth rate as well as political and social stability, it is pertinent for Malaysia to take the lead in green growth management. Previously Malaysia has managed to effectively incorporate Islamic banking into the conventional financial system and harmonized its application with the western practice. In the context of green growth, if Malaysia can demonstrate how pollution and carbon can successfully be reduced through a responsible development of a resource-based economy, then it could become yet another model for other Muslim nations in environmental sustainability. Abstract: green growth, carbon emission, air pollution, environmental law, developing country

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 1653/60708
Uncontrolled Keywords: green technology, sustainable ddevelopment
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Maizatun Mustafa
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2017 12:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60708

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