Sunday, December 16, 2007

azmi khalid talking environmental.

Malaysia Ready To Share Experience In Forest Conservation - Azmi

By Mohd Nasir Yusoff

NUSA DUA (Bali), Dec 12 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is prepared to share its experience in tropical forest conservation with the countries taking part in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) here.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid said despite its development strides, Malaysia managed to conserve 60 per cent of its virgin jungles which played an important role in reducing the release of carbon dioxide (Co2) and green house gasses.

"Malaysia is among a handful of countries which have managed to conserve their tropical forests. If we are to include areas planted with oil palm and cocoa, our land mass which is capable of absorbing carbon dioxide accounts for 70 per cent of the country," he told Bernama on the sidelines of the conference which is being attended by nearly 190 countries.

Azmi heads a delegation of 40 senior officers at the 12-day conference.


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