Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief - Malaysia

Focali Country Brief 2010:03 by Lisa Westholm.

Situated in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a country with a high forest cover (58% or 72% if tree crops are included) and a significant forest industry (3% of GDP in 2006). In Malaysia a number of issues central to climate change take a concrete form. The country makes for an interesting case study of several questions essential to the discussions on mitigation of climate change. Issues of land-use competition, carbon offsetting and emissions accounting can be tangibly illustrated with the Malaysian example.

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