Malaysia, with a population of 29 million,a has had steady recent economic growth and succeeded in nearly eradicating poverty [World Bank, Country Overview, 2015]. In international climate discussions (COP21, Copenhagen), Malaysia announced a conditional voluntary target of up to 40% reduction in carbon intensity of GDP by 2020 compared to 2005 levels. Malaysia has also had a strong focus on the development of sustainable energy policies (see section 5).
Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM)
Like many international organisations involved in the delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities, MERCY Malaysia has been actively involved in providing emergency assistance to affected populations.
In January 2005, MERCY Malaysia began implementing its key domestic and international projects and programmes by utilising a holistic approach to manage natural disasters,
Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM).