Congratulations to all
This year, we celebrate 50 years of conservation work in Malaysia. Over the years, we have collaborated with government agencies, businesses, communities, NGOs and individual supporters to protect nature and now we are pleased to announce the six Eco Champions that will continue shaping a future where people and nature thrive together.
We have officially concluded our mission to find the 2022 WWF-Malaysia’s Eco Champions. They were chosen based on their exciting proposals to tackle net zero emissions by planting trees, engaging with communities on conservation, waste management projects, and many more. WWF-Malaysia will reward these winners with a seed grant for their projects, running from April to June 2022. Stay tuned for the updates on our website and social media.
The Eco Champion Awards aims to celebrate inspiring Malaysians for their outstanding commitment to conserving the natural environment. They are recognised for the significant success in sustainability that impacted their communities and beyond. We thank all the future sustainability leaders for your outstanding nominations.
You(th) Got the Power
What is Eco Champion Awards?
The Eco Champion Awards came about in 2017 to celebrate inspiring Malaysians for their outstanding commitment to conserving the natural environment. They are recognised for the significant success in sustainability that impacted their communities and beyond.
Young people are capable of anything they put their minds to when supported. So no matter how small or large their contribution to our environment, they should be rewarded and celebrated!
Putting our heads together in various pathways toward Net Zero Emissions.
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth assessment report with the main highlights of how climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying.
The big question now is, how does climate change affect our community and us? First, we see an increase in extreme weather locally and globally. Last month, we witnessed severe flooding and landslides in several parts of the country due to heavy rain. Two months earlier, the Malaysian Meteorological Department warned the country of a prolonged heatwave.
Globally, even some of the wealthiest European countries could not stop the wrath of nature and were hit by devastatingly heavy floods. However, these extreme weather conditions are not the only impacts of climate change. We are talking about rising sea levels, disturbance to food systems, and many more.
If we do not do something now to address global warming, we will experience more extreme climate events that will change civilisation as we know it. To combat climate change, WWF-Malaysia and many other organisations and scientists worldwide are putting together efforts to achieve net-zero emissions. We are advocating for the target of a 1.5° limit to the current rise in average global temperatures as agreed by the international communities via the Paris Agreement.