Peninsular Malaysia’s Floods of 2021 – Investigating the Causes and Possible Solutions
MALAYSIA STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the Webinar
Last year several parts of Peninsular Malaysia faced torrential rainfall and unprecedented floods resulting in more than 65,000 people across 8 states being evacuated and at least 50 dead. Monsoonal floods are not unusual, but the severity of this one and its impact on Selangor and Kuala Lumpur took everyone off-guard. Agencies noted that this was the heaviest rainfall in 100 years, and a sign of more frequent climate change-induced extreme weather to come.
The speakers will tap on their vast understanding of climate change and forests as a nature-based solution to extreme weather calamities to explain how anthropogenic damage to terrestrial habitats could be compounded by climate change. The webinar will also offer suggestions to prevent a repeat of this disaster.
About the Speakers
Dr Christine Fletcher is a zoologist and ecologist by training. She was a Senior Research Officer at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia for 17 years during which she managed government and international project grants related to forest practices and biodiversity conservation, and was part of the Malaysian delegation on climate change negotiations. She has spent the last 5 years developing conservation management plans as well as local and national development plans, bringing scientific considerations into decision making processes.
Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar is the co-founder of the climate justice group Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY), mobilizing the declaration of a climate emergency in Malaysia. She is a climate policy consultant and advisor, formerly at ISIS Malaysia and Climate Tracker, and is currently at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, European Climate Foundation, INGKA group’s Young Leaders Forum and the International group for the environment, climate and biodiversity under Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation (MFA).
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