COP26 Global Climate Pledges: Promoting Transparency, Public Engagement and Progress of Methane Emissions in Malaysia


Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming, and reducing its emissions is a critical component of efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The project brings together experts from different fields to work towards a common goal of reducing methane emissions in Malaysia.

Through this partnership, the project aims to advance knowledge and understanding of methane emissions in Malaysia, develop innovative solutions to reduce these emissions, and promote effective policies and practices for methane mitigation. The project also seeks to engage with stakeholders from diverse sectors, including industry, government, civil society, and local communities, to ensure that all voices are heard and that progress is inclusive and sustainable.




Literature & data Review

To gather insight on Malaysia’s methane reduction efforts as a signatory member of the Global Methane Pledge.


MATERIALS Dissemination

To inform key stakeholders with relevant information to promote awareness and advocate for effective action.


Policy Recommendation

To develop an outlook document to summarise project findings, perspectives, and strategic recommendations.


AP Dr Helena Varkkey

Principal Investigator

Dr Helena Varkkey is an Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Universiti Malaya. Her areas of expertise include transboundary haze governance and peatland management in Southeast Asia, and global palm oil politics.

AP Dr Matthew Ashfold


Dr Matthew Ashfold is an Associate Professor and Head of the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). His research encompasses various aspects of atmospheric and climate science, often in the context of tropical Asia.

Dr Wong Yong Jie (Jacky)


Dr Jacky is a Junior Associate Professor at the Kyoto University of Advanced Science. His research focuses are A.I. application and integration, GIS and remote sensing, associated with the 3D printed IoT system, for disaster prevention and environmental monitoring by considering both social and engineering aspects.



Anjulie is a dual-degree scholar from the Universitas Gadjah Mada and Universitetet i Agder programme (MBA, MSc., Sustainability Management). Her expertise lies in managing sustainability projects ranging from land use management, renewable energy, and sustainable businesses.