Climate change and poverty in Malaysia: Challenges and prospects

Ho, Chin Siong and Ngah, Ibrahim and Adeyemi, Abdul-Azeez Isiaka (2011) Climate change and poverty in Malaysia: Challenges and prospects. Regional Development Dialogue, 32. pp. 66-80. ISSN 0250-6505

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The pressure from increasing poverty in developing countries usually results in the exploitation of natural resources to an extent that causes severe environmental problems as well as eroding future production potential. Similarly, environmental degradation impedes the extent to which the people may exploit the environment to increase income to improve their livelihood and reduce poverty. The impact of climate change on poverty in Malaysia may include degradation of marine and freshwater resources, decline in food production capacities, and other environmentally dependent economic systems. Government efforts in Malaysia seek to address this by linking population programs with development strategies and integrating an optimal pattern of resource use with the quality of the environment through rural development strategies. Malaysia is bounded by over 4,800 km of coastline and the weather along these coastlines is influenced by convective rainfall whose distribution is greatly influenced by the topography and monsoon winds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; developing world; economic system; environmental degradation; exploitation; poverty; rural development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 05:02
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 05:02

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