Public Events

30 Sep 2015

The Way to Paris. Malaysia's Position Towards Climate Change and the COP21


This talk recorded on Wed 30 Sep 2015, 6pm at University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, Level 2, Chulan Tower, Number 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.


Dr. Theseira, Dr. Ashfold, Ms. Rama Iyer

Dr. Gary W. Theseira is Deputy Undersecretary at the Division of Environment Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. His duties include policy analysis, development and support for climate change policies and sustainable development. Dr. Theseira is part of the Ministerial Core Group on Climate Change, National Climate Change negotiators team (COP7, and COP12-19), Rio +20, and he coordinates G77. In this event, Dr. Theseira will describe Malaysia’s position towards Climate Change and the COP21.

Dr. Matthew Ashfold has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus since September 2013. His research is in the area of atmospheric science, with a particular focus on the atmosphere of Southeast Asia. Dr. Ashfold will review the basics of Climate Change science and the changes to climate and other parts of the earth system we can expect during the 21st century. These changes are likely to require fundamental changes to the way we live.

Ms Lakshmi Lavanya Rama Iyer is Head of Policy and Climate Change at WWF Malaysia. She is a lawyer with a MSc in Sustainability (Climate Change). Ms Lavanya coordinated the preparation of Malaysia’s national report on climate change to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has represented Malaysia in international negotiations at the UNFCCC, and was an expert reviewer of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. In this event, Ms Lavanya will provide a response to the previous speakers.

Seminar Summary

We are rapidly approaching the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), to be held in December in Paris. COP21’s objective is to achieve a universal and legally binding agreement on Climate Change. In advance to this important meeting, join us at Mindset’s monthly public talk to learn and discuss with Climate Change experts about Malaysia’s position towards Climate Change and the COP21.