Make environment a security issue
09 October 2020
By Alizan Mahadi and Nazran Johari Two incidents last month reminded us about the absurd juxtaposition when it comes to environmental security in Malaysia. On...
Pandemic should pave way for green new deal
22 August 2020
WHILE Malaysia has made huge strides in modernising and diversifying our economy, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated our continued reliance on our natural resource base,...
Building resilience, adaptability vital
19 May 2020
ON April 3, as Covid-19 was spreading around the world, Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu, a small island state in the middle of the...
Covid-19 is a reminder of our relationship with Nature
28 March 2020
Article by Alizan Mahadi and Nazran Johari which appeared in Malay Mail 28 March 2020 One of the few pieces of seemingly good news to...
We should unite on climate action
23 January 2020
Article by Alizan Mahadi and Nur Syahirah Khanum which appeared in New Straits Times 20 January 2020 THE year 2019 saw greater action from all...
Trash Talk: Is waste emerging as a new security threat?
16 January 2020
In 1991, former chief economist of the World Bank Lawrence Summers caused a stir when he laid out an argument that the economic logic behind...
Environment can threaten health, security
14 October 2019
SUSTAINABILITY and environmental issues caught the headlines globally and in Malaysia last month. In New York, as part of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly,...
Climate Resilient Growth May Be Our Only Option
24 July 2019
IN 1988, former National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist James Hansen raised the alarm on climate change by telling a United States congressional hearing that,...
The case for a ‘better safe than sorry’ policy
19 March 2019
LAST week, environment ministers from around the world met at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with one of its agenda being to agree...
Look Beyond Government to Boost Multilateralism
23 August 2018
As the role of states wanes, countries that provide space and incentives for non-state actors stand a better chance at achieving meaningful progress. AMIDST the...
Clearing the Air on Our Basic Right to Clean Air
23 August 2016
As the smog engulfs the region, many have questioned whether we are doing enough to hold those responsible accountable. The challenge is that resolving the...
Navigating the Technological Revolution
14 June 2016
Imagine a world where computers grow the food we eat, drones construct our buildings and robots diagnose our illnesses. It may sound like something from...
A New Climate of Cooperation
15 December 2015
Last Saturday, the Paris agreement on climate change was struck and hailed as a historic turning point towards averting a climate catastrophe. Along with the...
Impressive Initiatives: Translating Rhetoric into Solutions Requires Collective Action
03 March 2015
IMPRESSIVE INITIATIVES: Translating rhetoric into solutions requires collective action If a dollar is gained every time sustainable development is mentioned, it will probably be enough...
A Sustainable World by 2030
11 November 2014
WHAT can we do today for a better world in 2030? What are the development goals that will chart a path to a future that...
Raising Literacy on Sustainability Issues
08 July 2014
EL Nino is reported by the World Meteorological Organisation to have 60-88 per cent likelihood to be fully established between now and December. As this...
Clearing up Muddy Waters in Supply Issues
29 January 2013
By Alizan Mahadi which appeared in New Straits Times, 29 January 2013
Governing Climate Change: Challenges for a Coherent ASEAN Policy on Climate Change
02 November 2012
Article by Alizan Mahadi which appeared in ASEAN Newsletter (of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea), September 2012, p. 4-5
Warding off Easter Island Syndrome
09 August 2012
Article by Alizan Mahadi which appeared in The New Straits Times, 7 August, 2012 Attachments: Alizan_NST_7Aug12.pdf
Happy to be Rich
05 June 2012
Has your life been 4.7 per cent better within the last three months? If the economic indicator in the form of gross domestic product (GDP)...