Assessing climate change mitigation proposals for Malaysia: Implications for emissions and abatement costs

Rasiah, Rajah and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Mintz Habib, Nazia and Chowdhury, Anwar Hossain and Chenayah, Santha and Ahmed, Ferdous and Filho, Walter Leal (2017) Assessing climate change mitigation proposals for Malaysia: Implications for emissions and abatement costs. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167. pp. 163-173. ISSN 0959-6526

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.182

Abstract

In accordance with the Paris Accord to cap global temperature rise to1.5°Celsius over the next 100 years, Malaysia submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seeking to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030, which was changed to 2050 following the Marrakech Proclamation in 2016. This paper analyzes the implications of Malaysia's INDC and an additional proposal of continuing further climate control to cap temperature rise over the next century against the existing scenario in the country. The results show that the cumulative damage from climate change over the period 2010–2100 will amount to MYR2.1 billion under the present climatic regime. It will fall to MYR1.1 billion under scenario 2 and to MYR0.6 billion under scenario 3. Since the total abatement costs for scenario 2 (MYR14.3 billion) is close to that of scenario 3 (MYR14.6 billion) against the significant reduction in climate damage of the latter, the third proposal is the best alternative for Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change mitigation; Carbon pricing; INDC; UNFCCC; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) Office > Asia-Europe Institute
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 01:57
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 01:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20915

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