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Environmental Reforms for Malaysia Baru

Malaysia has accumulated all kinds of environmental damages following decades of rapid... Read More

Revitalising rural Malaysia

IN 1948, Mahatma Gandhi envisioned that the future of India lay in... Read More

The Future is Rural, Too

It is convenient to think we now live in the age of... Read More

Non-Alignment for Sustainable Development

The year 1979 was a tumultuous one in international affairs. In February,... Read More

Population Change and its Impact on the Environment in Malaysia

A book chapter by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in Revisiting Malaysia’s... Read More

Taking Advantage of Big Data Revolution

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Taking advantage of Big Data revolution BITS AND... Read More

Riding Out the Commodities Storm

LESSENING VULNERABILITY: Broader economic reforms necessary to deal with commodities boom-and-bust cycles... Read More

The Water-Food Nexus

NATIONAL PRIORITY: We must improve efficiency in use of water for agriculture... Read More

Promoting Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Development

OUR WAY: We can break away from the Western model of growth... Read More

Managing the Bauxite Boom

THREAT TO HUMAN SECURITY: Malaysia needs a new framework for the governance... Read More

Battling the Dengue Menace

MOSQUITO means "a small fly" in Spanish and Portuguese. Because it is... Read More

Confronting the ‘New Scarcity’?: Environmental Governance in Malaysia

Chapter 7 by Dr Hezri Adnan and Mahadi Alizan. In Sacchidananda Mukherjee... Read More

Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable Development Policies

Chapter 18 by Dr Hezri Adnan. In Meredith L. Weiss (ed.) Routledge... Read More

Growing Threat of Wildlife Trade

It is not uncommon to hear of intellectual s going to prison.... Read More

When Oil Prices Tumble Down

PULL your car into a petrol station, hop out of it and... Read More

Environmental Sustainability and the Social Sciences in Malaysia

Chapter 6 by A.A. Hezri. In Mohd Hazim Shah (ed.) Revisiting Malaysian... Read More

Caring for our land is patriotism, too

BEYOND FLAG WAVING: The big task of land conservation and restoration is... Read More

Using Water as a Weapon of War

FORCED WATER SCARCITY: water problems of Palestinians caused by double-standard policies of... Read More

Adapting to a Crowded City

For some, lunch hour is best spent working rather than queuing to... Read More

Reversing Forest Loss, Yet Again

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 25... Read More

Who Can Lead?

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the... Read More

To Change Policy, Win Power

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the... Read More

Floods Are Seldom an Act of God

By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 17 December... Read More

Time to Move Beyond Baby Steps

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the... Read More

The Politics of Climate Talk

By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 19 Nov.... Read More

Broadening the Environmental Dimension in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in IDS Bulletin, Vol. 44... Read More

The Future of Science

By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 20 August... Read More

A Socially Cohesive Future by 2050

By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 23 July... Read More

Addressing Highlands Woes

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 28... Read More

A Proper Green Debate

An Interview with Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in The Star, 23... Read More

The Unheralded Movement

By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 26 February... Read More

Towards Human Security: the Implementation of MDGs in Malaysia

Chapter 8 by Ahmad Hezri Adnan. In Herman Joseph Kraft (ed.) Mainstreaming... Read More

The Global Scramble for Resources

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in Green Prospects Asia, Issue... Read More

Riveted by River Resources

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 4... Read More

Governing Sustainable Development in Malaysia

Chapter Article by Adnan A Hezri, Wasis Ahmad Kamal and Pek Chuan... Read More

Balancing Profit and Accountability in Mining

Article by Hezri Adnan which appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, 24... Read More

Rio+20 green with envy-ronment

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 10... Read More

Green Growth Strategies

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 8... Read More

Overcoming Ignorance on Energy Savings

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 20... Read More

Challenges and Promises of Rio+20 Summit

Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 25... Read More

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Dr Hezri Adnan

Dr Hezri Adnan is a Senior Director (Research) at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. He specialises in comparative public policy with work spanning areas such as sustainable development strategy, green economy, and natural resources security. From 2015 to June 2018, Hezri served as a Member of the United Nations’ International Resource Panel (IRP), a UN Environment expert body that focuses on strategic issues of resource scarcity, efficiency and decoupling. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), and currently holds visiting status as Honorary Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University and Adjunct Professor at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). He was recently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University, Japan.

Dr Hezri has consulted for international organizations such as UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNRISD, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, on many issues related to development and environmental challenges in the developing world. His past and current advisory roles include Cleared Advisor for the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industries, Member of the Advisory Council for WWF Malaysia, and Co-Chair of the Penang Green Agenda Advisory Committee as well as a Board Member of the Penang Green Council.

Hezri has been awarded research fellowships by various institutions abroad, including the Australian Studies Fellowship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth of Australia, International Leadership Programme by the United States Department of State, and the Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship by The Nippon Foundation. Among Dr Hezri's over 100 publications is a book entitled The Sustainability Shift: Refashioning Malaysia’s Future which was funded by Perdana Prime Minister's Exchange Fellowship. Hezri holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University.

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Environmental Reforms for Malaysia Baru

13 May 2019
Malaysia has accumulated all kinds of environmental damages following decades of rapid industrialisation. Take water for example, five states are currently considered water deficit, while...

Revitalising rural Malaysia

01 March 2019
IN 1948, Mahatma Gandhi envisioned that the future of India lay in its 700,000 villages. Thanks to rural employment schemes and agricultural prosperity, India today...

The Future is Rural, Too

20 February 2019
It is convenient to think we now live in the age of urban triumph. In 2018, about 55 percent of the people on Earth resided...

Non-Alignment for Sustainable Development

31 January 2019
The year 1979 was a tumultuous one in international affairs. In February, Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, replacing the 2,500 old Persian monarchy with...
The Past in its Future

Population Change and its Impact on the Environment in Malaysia

03 June 2016
A book chapter by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in Revisiting Malaysia’s Population-Development Nexus: The Past in its Future, pp.191-217, Kuala Lumpur: University Malaya Press...
Taking Advantage of Big Data Revolution

Taking Advantage of Big Data Revolution

03 May 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Taking advantage of Big Data revolution BITS AND BYTES: Apart from training more data scientists and encouraging better sharing of information,...
Riding Out the Commodities Storm

Riding Out the Commodities Storm

30 March 2016
LESSENING VULNERABILITY: Broader economic reforms necessary to deal with commodities boom-and-bust cycles THE era of oil shocks is far from over. In the past two...
The Water-Food Nexus

The Water-Food Nexus

03 November 2015
NATIONAL PRIORITY: We must improve efficiency in use of water for agriculture to ensure continuous food production FOR most of us, water scarcity means shortage...
Promoting Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Promoting Asian Perspectives on Sustainable Development

08 September 2015
OUR WAY: We can break away from the Western model of growth World leaders will once again congregate in New York from this Sept 25...
Managing the Bauxite Boom

Managing the Bauxite Boom

07 July 2015
THREAT TO HUMAN SECURITY: Malaysia needs a new framework for the governance of extractive industries THE advent of military aviation during the 20th century saw...
Battling the Dengue Menace

Battling the Dengue Menace

05 May 2015
MOSQUITO means "a small fly" in Spanish and Portuguese. Because it is small, it is all too usual to think that a mosquito is also...
Confronting the ‘New Scarcity’?: Environmental Governance in Malaysia

Confronting the ‘New Scarcity’?: Environmental Governance in Malaysia

21 April 2015
Chapter 7 by Dr Hezri Adnan and Mahadi Alizan. In Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty (eds.) Environmental Challenges and Governance: Diverse Perspectives From Asia. London:...
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable Development Policies

Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable Development Policies

17 April 2015
Chapter 18 by Dr Hezri Adnan. In Meredith L. Weiss (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 226-35. HA_Bk_Routledge_Hdbk_Contemporary_Msia_2015.pdf
Growing Threat of Wildlife Trade

Growing Threat of Wildlife Trade

07 April 2015
It is not uncommon to hear of intellectual s going to prison. Some were placed under detention for being fiery advocates of subversive ideas. Others,...
When Oil Prices Tumble Down

When Oil Prices Tumble Down

09 December 2014
PULL your car into a petrol station, hop out of it and pay your friendly cashier. Next, lift the nozzle from the cradle, jam it...
Environmental Sustainability and the Social Sciences in Malaysia

Environmental Sustainability and the Social Sciences in Malaysia

25 November 2014
Chapter 6 by A.A. Hezri. In Mohd Hazim Shah (ed.) Revisiting Malaysian Modernisation: Essays on Science, Technology, Religion and Environment. Kajang, Selangor: Malaysian Social Science...
Caring for our land is patriotism, too

Caring for our land is patriotism, too

02 September 2014
BEYOND FLAG WAVING: The big task of land conservation and restoration is a cause powerful enough to unite us FROM primary school we were thought...
Using Water as a Weapon of War

Using Water as a Weapon of War

05 August 2014
FORCED WATER SCARCITY: water problems of Palestinians caused by double-standard policies of Israel WHEN the Mongols raided Mesopotamia (now Iraq), they caused a damaging environmental...
Adapting to a Crowded City

Adapting to a Crowded City

20 May 2014
For some, lunch hour is best spent working rather than queuing to find a parking spot. Driving back home is equally challenging. For those staying...
Reversing Forest Loss, Yet Again

Reversing Forest Loss, Yet Again

26 February 2014
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 25 February 2014.
Who Can Lead?

Who Can Lead?

30 January 2014
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 21 January 2014.
To Change Policy, Win Power

To Change Policy, Win Power

20 December 2013
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 17 December 2013.
Floods Are Seldom an Act of God

Floods Are Seldom an Act of God

17 December 2013
By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 17 December 2013.
Time to Move Beyond Baby Steps

Time to Move Beyond Baby Steps

09 December 2013
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 4 December 2013. Also available: http://www.thebulletin.org/energy-imperatives-environmental-awareness
The Politics of Climate Talk

The Politics of Climate Talk

19 November 2013
By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 19 Nov. 2013.
IDS bulletin

Broadening the Environmental Dimension in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

11 October 2013
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in IDS Bulletin, Vol. 44 No. 5-6 (September 2013), pp. 81-88. Other contributors in this Special Issue entitled...
The Future of Science

The Future of Science

21 August 2013
By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 20 August 2013.
A Socially Cohesive Future by 2050

A Socially Cohesive Future by 2050

23 July 2013
By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 23 July 2013.
Addressing Highlands Woes

Addressing Highlands Woes

29 May 2013
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 28 May 2013.
A Proper Green Debate

A Proper Green Debate

24 April 2013
An Interview with Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in The Star, 23 April 2013.
environment

The Unheralded Movement

26 February 2013
By Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 26 February 2013.

Towards Human Security: the Implementation of MDGs in Malaysia

14 January 2013
Chapter 8 by Ahmad Hezri Adnan. In Herman Joseph Kraft (ed.) Mainstreaming Human Security in ASEAN Integration. Vol II: Lessons Learned from MDGs Implementation in...
The Global Scramble for Resources

The Global Scramble for Resources

21 December 2012
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in Green Prospects Asia, Issue 8.2, December 2012, pp. 12-15.
Riveted by River Resources

Riveted by River Resources

04 December 2012
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 4 December 2012
Governing Sustainable Development in Malaysia

Governing Sustainable Development in Malaysia

01 October 2012
Chapter Article by Adnan A Hezri, Wasis Ahmad Kamal and Pek Chuan Gan. In Future Perfect. Published by Tudor Rose on behalf of the United...
Balancing Profit and Accountability in Mining

Balancing Profit and Accountability in Mining

25 September 2012
Article by Hezri Adnan which appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, 24 September 2012
Rio 20

Rio+20 green with envy-ronment

10 July 2012
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 10 July 2012
Green Growth Strategies

Green Growth Strategies

08 May 2012
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 8 May 2012
Overcoming Ignorance on Energy Savings

Overcoming Ignorance on Energy Savings

22 March 2012
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 20 March 2012
rio20summit

Challenges and Promises of Rio+20 Summit

30 November 2011
Article by Dr Hezri Adnan which appeared in New Straits Times, 25 November 2011