Sarawak’s climate change Bill – how effective will it be?


An aerial view captured during a flight from Miri to Bario. Sarawak has more than a dozen state parks and a global reputation for nature activities, which its ambitious green Bill presumably hopes to protect. — EDDIE CHUA/The Star

AN indication of Sarawak’s green ambitions came as early as July 2023.

On July 12, 2023, state Deputy Energy and Environmental Sustainability Minister Dr Hazland Aband Hipni kicked off the publicity for a regional conference on green hydrogen that Kuching will host in June this year. Two months after that, in September 2023, the state started an engineering run of hydrogen-powered trams in Isthmus, a satellite city near Kuching, and announced various other green projects.

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