Malaysia

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0.79%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#49
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#62
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
45%
Unconditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to 2005 levels)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Malaysia submitted its revised NDC in July 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Malaysia increased its mitigation ambition with an an unconditional target to cut carbon intensity against GDP by 45% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
  • In the first NDC, the unconditional emissions reduction target was 35%, with an additional 10% being conditional on external support.
  • Moreover, the revised NDC covers seven greenhouse gases, compared to the first NDC which only covered three.
  • The country also expanded the adaptation component, with particular focus on protecting biodiversity and mainstreaming climate resilience into urban planning.
  • Comprehensive sector-based projections and multi-stakeholder consultations with public sector, private sector, civil society and youth groups were done to provide inputs to the NDC revision process.
  • A National Adaptation Plan and NDC Roadmap will be developed to help achieve NDC targets.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Water
  • Coastal zones
  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Health
  • Forestry
  • Biodiversity
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Malaysia:

Last Updated

January 19, 2022

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