Sarawak first state to require a licence for forest carbon activities

KUCHING: Sarawak has passed amendments to its Forests Ordinance, making it the first state in Malaysia to grant licences for forest carbon activities, in line with efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the amendments would empower the state forests director to issue licences for forest carbon activity over state land, permanent forests and alienated land that would lead to the reduction of carbon emissions.

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