Malaysia’s Economic and Climate Transition


About the Hybrid Seminar

Malaysia is seeking to escape the upper middle-income trap. The challenge of undertaking structural reforms that address economic development concerns and are aligned with climate action is considerable. Last year, the Anwar Ibrahim administration unveiled the Madani Economy framework, the National Energy Transition Roadmap, the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan, the New Industrial Master Plan 2030, and the Hydrogen Economy and Technology Roadmap – all in quick succession. These new strategies aim to tap green growth opportunities to achieve rapid greenhouse gas emissions reduction while delivering tangible economic benefits to the rakyat. In addition, the government must seek the financial resources needed for the forthcoming National Adaptation Plan that seeks to strengthen Malaysia’s climate resilience in various sectors including health, agriculture and food security, forestry, biodiversity, water security, infrastructure and cities.

In this seminar, Malaysia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability, H.E. Nik Nazmi Bin Nik Ahmad, will unpack these plans and set out Malaysia’s priorities and strategies that will be critical in meeting its climate ambition.

About the Speaker

H.E. Nik Nazmi Bin Nik Ahmad is the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability (NRES) and Member of Parliament for Setiawangsa. He is also the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Vice President. Nik Nazmi has served on several Parliamentary Special Select Committees, including Budget, Defence and Home Affairs (as Chair), before being appointed NRES Minister in 2022. He has authored several books including Malaysian Son: A Progressive’s Political Journey in the Heart of Southeast Asia.

Attending the Event In-person at ISEAS

To join the event in-person at ISEAS, please register via the ISEAS mobile app, available on iOS and Android via the Apple or Play store. Search “ISEAS” to find or scan this QR code.

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Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

To join the event virtually at the specified date and time using your internet devices, please register here to receive your unique login link for the webinar via the zoom platform.

If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.


Jun 27 2024


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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ISEAS Seminar Room 2 / Webinar