Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 2 Number 4 (2010)

Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management 2010 2 4

doi: 10.3850/S1793924011000873

Climate Change Adaptation Policy Guidelines for Agricultural Sector in Malaysia

Md. Mahmudul Alam1,a, Chamhuri Siwar1,b and Abul Quasem Al-Amin2
1Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
2Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.


Climate Projection shows the impacts of climate change on agricultural sustainability and relevant livelihood sustainability vulnerable in Malaysia. Here mitigation is necessary but adapting to future risk is more important for immediate and long-term action relating to the larger number of stakeholders in local scale. Generally, adaptation policy has different levels and approaches that relate with different challenges. Several countries have already prepared their adaptation approaches in their own way. Malaysia is on the way to develop its adaptation policy for last couple of years. This paper focuses on few guidelines that need to examine carefully while determining the climatic change adaptation approach for agricultural sector in Malaysia.

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