Vital green meetings are being cancelled, and that's really bad for the planet

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  • Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

In September 2019, Klima Action Malaysia organised a protest against the lack of action to stop climate change at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, as well as several earlier actions. This year, the non-governmental organisation has been stymied by the Covid-19-induced lockdown. — Filepic

In July 2019, Ili Nadiah Dzulkafar was busy organising a major protest about climate change at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. However, that won’t be possible in 2020 – at least, not anytime soon – for the Klima Action Malaysia coordinator after the Covid-19 pandemic put paid to many of the organisation’s plans.

“Right from the beginning of the year, we had projects in the pipeline – more protests, more advocacy, more frequent engagements with the authorities – but all that has to be put on hold, ” she says during a recent interview.

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