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Papar: Seramai 31 orang yang terdiri daripada wakil jabatan/agensi teknikal dan wakil pemaju bagi aktiviti penggalian dan pemprosesan pasir/batu sungai terlibat dalam latihan hands-on untuk teknik pemantauan tebing pada 29 April 2022 bertempat di Kg. Limputong, Papar. Latihan tersebut telah dikendalikan oleh 6 orang perunding alam sekitar dari Envsolve Sdn Bhd.

Kota Kinabalu: Seramai 37 orang peserta yang terdiri daripada wakil jabatan/agensi teknikal dan wakil pemaju bagi aktiviti penggalian dan pemprosesan pasir/batu sungai terlibat dalam sesi latihan teori yang telah diadakan pada 25 April 2022 bertempat di Hotel Palace, Kota Kinabalu. Latihan tersebut diadakan bertujuan untuk memberi pendedahan berkaitan penggunaan SOP dan ESR serta teknik pemantauan tebing sungai. Latihan secara “hands-on” di lapangan akan diadakan pada 29 April 2022.

Dimaklumkan bahawa ibu pejabat Jabatan Perlindungan Alam Sekitar akan ditutup sementara pada 17 Februari 2022 (Khamis) bagi tujuan sanitasi.

Pejabat ini akan beroperasi semula pada 18 Februari 2022 (Jumaat).

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Dimaklumkan bahawa bermula pada 12 April 2022, sebarang pertanyaan mengenai status TOR/EIA/SN/PMM kini boleh dilakukan menggunakan Google Form. Sila imbas QR Code seperti pada poster untuk ke pautan Google Form atau layari https://tinyurl.com/BorangPertanyaanEIA. Terima kasih.

(Please be informed that inquiries regarding TOR/EIA/SN/PMM status can be requested through Google Form. Kindly scan the QR Code in the poster or visit https://tinyurl.com/BorangPertanyaanEIA. Thank you.)

Draft Terms Of Reference - Terms Of Reference (TOR) Of The Special Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) For "Proposed Subdivision Of Cl.025370629, Cl.025313080 (Cl.025348627) & Cl.025342563 (Cl.025348636) For Tourism And Recreation Resort Development With Total 42.8 Hectares Along Jalan Pengalat Lok Kawi At Kampung Suoangan, Kinarut, Papar, Sabah"

This is to inform the public that the Environment Protection Department is in the process of reviewing the draft Terms of Reference ["TOR"] of the Special Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) report for the "Proposed Subdivision Of Cl.025370629, Cl.025313080 (Cl.025348627) & Cl.025342563 (Cl.025348636) For Tourism And Recreation Resort Development With Total 42.8 Hectares Along Jalan Pengalat Lok Kawi At Kampung Suoangan, Kinarut, Papar, Sabah".

Members of the Public are invited to give their written comments on the draft TOR of the SEIA report from 05 February 2022 to 24 February 2022.

Please click HERE to access the relevant information. .

Written comments must be submitted before 25 February 2022.

KOTA KINABALU, 22 Feb 2022 (Daily Express).

Kota Kinabalu: The recently concluded Sabah Climate Change International Conference that was held on the 14th and 15th December 2021 was attended by local and international participants at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and virtually through Zoom.

As part of the conference, a Youth Forum and Our Voice on Climate Change sessions were organised for participation of the youths in Sabah with regards to climate change issues. As a result of these sessions, three youth-led presentations were given in the two-day conference.

In the Youth Forum session, the first presentation was given by Mr Hiew Soon Fung from PETRONAS, while the second presentation was given by Miss Darshini Krishnan from SM St. Patrick Tawau.

A presentation of the statement by youths on their climate change aspirations during the Conference’s Our Voice on Climate Change session was given by Mr Mohd Nurazmeel Mokhtar from Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society, as the representative of the youths in Sabah who participated in the questionnaire for the conference.

The slides and videos for the three youth-led presentations, as well as the Our Voice on Climate Change statement are linked below:

Click HERE to acces the presentation slide.

Click HERE to acces the presentation slide.

Click HERE to acces the statement file.

KOTA KINABALU, 21 Feb 2022 (BERNAMA) - United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) and Sabah Environment Protection Department (EPD) today launched a joint project on air quality monitoring for schools in the state.

Sabah EPD director, Vitalis J. Moduying, said the Air Quality Monitoring in Schools (AQUAMS) programme will monitor air quality in schools with aims to establish a citizen science air quality monitoring initiative for the schools statewide.

He said AQUAMS will be implemented over a 12-month period which will involve capacity building, engagement with schools and communities, and the production of a guidance handbook.

"Together with Unicef, we hope to implement a statewide climate and air quality monitoring system to safeguard air quality from further deterioration. We hope to increase collaboration in technical support, data sharing, and the development of a regional action plan on children's environmental health.

"This programme is aimed to raise awareness level of air pollution issues as well as various environmental issues in Sabah including waste management and water pollution," he said in a statement today.

Also in the same statement, a study by Unicef, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), found that increased frequency and intensity of destructive typhoons have affected the residents and children of Pulau Gaya, causing a rise in infectious diseases, disrupting access to schools, and limiting access to basic services and supplies.

The study, entitled 'Impact of Climate Change on Children: A Malaysian Perspective (ICCC)', also calls for urgent actions from policymakers from both government and private sectors, as well as social innovators in the country.

Unicef Representative to Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei Darussalam, Dr Rashed Sarwar, said climate change and environmental pollution are arguably the greatest threats to the realisation of children's rights which continuously undercut decades of global progress in improving children's welfare.

"Unicef, as the world's biggest organisation advocating for children's rights, will continue to take the lead in safeguarding children's rights to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment," he said in the same statement.

UMS deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation) Associate Prof Dr Ramzah Dambul, also in the same statement, said the issues of climate change and environmental pollution are becoming more prevalent globally, and Malaysia is not spared.

"As temperatures continue to rise, the country is expected to experience increasingly volatile weather systems. However, children are consistently being overlooked in the design and content of climate policies," he said.

Source: https://www.bernama.com/en/news.php?id=2054227

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