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Adrian Lasimbang

  • Served as a Senator at the Malaysian Parliment Senate (2018-2021)

  • Special interest in renewable energy system

  • Director of Community Development and Regenerative Farming (VERDE Resources Malaysia Sdn Bhd) - Develops mechanism to generate carbon credits through carbon farming

  • Former Executive Director of TONIBUNG, a non-profit organisation that leads and designs community-led micro-hydro systems in Sabah and Sarawak remote indigenous villages.

  • Former Managing Director of Penampang Renewable Energy Sdn Bhd.

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Dr Dzaeman Dzulkifli

  • Executive Director of Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC), Malaysian-based organisation that works on conserving rare and endangered tree species.

  • Tropical rainforest ecologists, featured in Tatler Asia

  • Expertise: Rainforest conservation (esp. endangered tree species), advising business communities in protecting rainforest and grow sustainably.

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Hafizudin Nasarudin

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Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar

  • Co-founder and Chairman of Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY)

  • Business and Human Rights lead on environment pillar in the National Baseline of NAP Business and Human Rights

  • Consultant at European Climate Foundation

  • Advisor at Regeringskansliet, Utrikesdepartementet (an international advisory group for environment, climate and biodiversity under the Minister for International Development Cooperation in Sweden's Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

  • Research associate at the Institute Of Strategic & International Studies Malaysia

  • Advisor to the Environment of Peace initiative led by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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Kiu Jia Yaw

  • Partner and Sustainable Development Lawyer at Kiu & Co.

  • Deputy Co-chair at Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

  • Co-Chair at Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance

  • A Secretariat Member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Malaysia on the Sustainable Development Goals (APPGM-SDG)

  • ESG Committee of The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of KL & Selangor (KLSCCCI)

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Khoo Salma Nasution

  • President of Penang Heritage Trust

  • Custodian of Sun Yat Sen Museum, Penang (120 Armenian Street)

  • Co-founder of Little Penang Street Market through Lestari Heritage Network

  • Authored and co-authored many books on social history, cultural heritage, and sustainable development in Penang and Perak: Google Scholar

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Meena Raman

  • President of Sahabat Alam Malaysia

  • Legal Advisor to Consumers Association of Penang

  • Coordinator of Third World Network’s Climate Change Programme

  • Has actively participated in the UNFCCC negotiations since 2007

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Wong Pui Yi

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Darshan Joshi

  • Expertise on climate and sustainability policy papers and national sectoral policy reviews and action plans

  • Climate consultant at The Asia Foundation

  • Programme coordinator, Partnership for Market Implementation at The World Bank

  • Previously an analyst at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and the Penang Institute. His work:

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Evelyn Teh

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Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham

  • Climate and Environment Consultant at UNICEF

  • Former Manager of the Malaysian Youth Delegation to UNFCCC

  • Conducted research at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University, The Earth Institute and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York

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Dr Renard Siew

  • Co-chair UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action

  • Facilitator Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

  • Former Researcher at Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)

  • Presidential Fellow of Malaysia’s National Youth Council

  • Co-chair of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee

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Arina Kok

  • Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY Malaysia

  • Former trainer for Bursa Malaysia’s Sustainability Engagement Series for Chief Financial Officers (“CFOs”) / Chief Sustainability Officers (“CSOs”)

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Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar

  • Founder and chairperson of Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM)

  • The country chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative

  • Lead CEO Action Network (CAN) Policy Advocacy Workstream

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

  • Advisory Panel of the UN Global Compact Malaysia’s Sustainability Center of Excellence

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Luanne Sieh

  • Senior Managing Director, Head, Group Sustainability at CIMB

  • Working Group Chair, #CEOActionNetwork

  • Former Consultant at Towers Watson

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Shakila Rajendran

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Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr Zaini Ujang

  • Secretary General for the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water

  • Spearheaded a team to develop Malaysia Green Technology Master Plan (2017-2030)

  • Board of Directors at Water Asset Management Ltd (PAAB, fully owned by Ministry of Finance), Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA), Chemical Companies of Malaysia (CCM), Institute of Sultan Iskandar for Urban Habitat and High Rise Buildings (since 2008), Malaysia Qualification Agency (2013-2016), National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN 2013-2016), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2013-2016), International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (2013-2016), Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations (METEOR 2008-2013) and Chair of Proton Technology Advisory Council (PTAC 2010-2013)

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Prof Dr Fredolin Tanggang @ Tajudin Mahmud

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Dr Helena Muhamad Varkkey

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Prof Dr Joy Jacqueline Pereira

  • Principal fellow at Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI UKM)

  • Expertise: Environmental Geosciences, Natural Hazards and Climate Adaptation, Mineral Resources and Environment

  • Principal Research Fellow at UKM's Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM)

  • Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

  • Extensive work with IPCC: Vice-Chair of the IPCC Working Group 2 on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Coordinating Lead Author for the Asia Chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Review Editor for the 2012 IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (IPCC-SREX), and Lead Author for the IPCC-AR5 Synthesis Report.

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Dr Matthew Ashfold

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Dr Sharina Abdul Halim

  • Senior lecturer/senior fellow at Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI UKM)

  • Expertise: Environemtal Sociology, Heritage Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Ecotourism, and more.

  • Head for Research Programme on Environment, Economics and Social Sustainability (KASES) at LESTARI UKM

  • Head of Research Programme for Cultural Heritage and Social Sustainability, Langkawi Research Centre (PPL, UKM)

  • Lead Author for Chapter 5 on the Special 1.5 degrees Report (2017-2018) and Chapter 10: Asia for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6-WG2) (2019-2021)

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Ir Dr Salmah Zakaria

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Dr Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim

  • Volunteer via Amal Putra Scheme at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

  • Climate Change lead at the Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (CETDEM)

  • Previously an Associate Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM Dept. of Environmental Management)

  • Expertise: catchment pollution estimation, estuarine and coastal processes to physical oceanography

  • Coordinating lead author of Working Group II Chapter 16 Key Risks across Sectors and Regions, contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6-WG2)

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Suri Kempe

  • President of Family Frontiers (Persatuan Perpaduan, Pembangunan dan Kebajikan Keluarga) and QueerLapis

  • UN Women Consultant on Law Reform and Resource Mobilisation

  • Member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Think City Grants Programme

  • UNDP Gender Equality Seal Assessor at Kemban Kolektif PLT

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