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Launch of the 2022 Round Table series

Updated: Sep 20



Climate Governance Malaysia and the CEO Action Network have been collaborating closely to organise this series of round table engagements with key ministries within the government and private sector, structured as a platform to discuss policies to strengthen our national climate ambition. More about the 2021 Round Table sessions below while the Report on Proceedings from the 2021 series of Round Tables can be downloaded here.


Coinciding with Earth Day, we launched the 2022 Round Table series featuring conversations involving members of royalty, public and private sectors, and youth, discussing policy recommendations aimed at improving the nation’s sustainability and climate ambitions.


The entire playlist is available here with links to specific sessions below:


Opening Remarks

Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar and Dato Seri Johan Raslan from Climate Governance Malaysia kick off the launch of CAN-CGM's 2022 Roundtable series. Datuk Tengku Taufik, Chairman of the CEO Action Network, delivers the Opening remarks.


Keynote Message by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment & Water YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang.


Report of Proceedings of the 2021 Roundtable Sessions (PwC)

The conversations and recommendations from the 14 Roundtable sessions conducted from April through September 2021 were collated in a Report of Proceedings by PwC Malaysia, the highlights of which were presented by Dato Faiz Azmi [Executive Chairman] and Marina Che Mokhtar [Partner].


VIP Session

This very special session featured KDYMM Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, Pemangku Raja Pahang and YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tunku Besar Seri Menanti in conversation with Karima El Korri [United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam].


Messages of International Support

HE Charles Hay [High Commissioner from the United Kingdom], HE Roland Galharague: [Ambassador from France] and HE Michalis Rokas [Ambassador from the European Union].

Voices of the Youth

Conversation with youths from Roots and Shoots Malaysia, and the Malaysian Youth Delegation, including a moving video compilation on how the youth aspire to be part of the ecosystem of solutions.



Closing remarks on Day 1 by Dr Gary Theseira, Council Member at Climate Governance Malaysia.


Energy & Transport Round Table

The opening message by YB Datuk Zurinah binti Pawanteh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources (KeTSA). The panellists were Ivan Tan [Chairman, Shell], Charlotte Wolf-Bye [CSO, Petronas], Davis Chong [President, MPIA Group CEO, Solarvest] and Tan Mei Ling [Country Operations Officer, World Bank], moderated by Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar [Chairperson, Climate Governance Malaysia].


Telecommunications Round Table

The panellists were Abdul Yazid Kassim [Director of Engineering, Edotco], Dulip Tillekeratne [Market Engagement Director, GSMA Indonesia], Mohan Dass [CTO Group, ZTE Corporation] and Manisha Dogra [Vice President, Sustainability Asia, Telenor Group], moderated by Philip Ling [Head of Sustainability, Digi].


Property & Construction Round Table

The panellists were Datuk Ir. Ahmad Asri Abdul Hamid [CEO, CIDB], Serina Hijjas [Vice-President, Malaysian Green Building Council], Afzaa Abdul Aziz [Project Manage, Tropical Rainforest & Conservation Research Centre] and Gregers Reiman [Managing Director, IEN Consultants] moderated by Datuk Seri Ahmad Johan Raslan [Sime Darby Property].


Voice of the Orang Asli

Shahar Koyok (Shaq) is a member of the Temuan community, and lives in Selangor. He is an artist specialising in oil paintings, and he has been painting since he was 5 years old. This video showcases some of his paintings, which speak to the pain and the fear of the Orang Asli, who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and the encroachment by the rest of us Malaysians into their lives and livelihoods.


Closing Remarks for the Launch by Datin Seri Sunita Rajakumar, Chairperson of Climate Governance Malaysia.




About the 2021 Round Table sessions

This series was launched last year on 12 April 2021 by the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA), after which, we organised for a series of Round Table sessions between government and senior representatives from the private sector to solicit feedback on the viability of greening the Malaysian economy.


The 14 Round Table sessions in 2021 covered 4 industry sectors in 5 months, involved over 40 senior leaders from the private sector who volunteered to organise this and attracted over 4,100 participants. The industry sectors covered were the Energy and Transport Sector, Property and Construction Sector, Plantations Sector and Telecommunications Sector.


The playlist for the 2021 Round Table sessions are available here while the Report on Proceedings from the 2021 series of Round Tables can be downloaded here.


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