A grassroots climate movement: Youth activism in Malaysia

In this episode we discuss climate activism in Malaysia and how the climate struggle is intertwined with the struggles of indigenous peoples around the world.

  • Climate change impacts and public awareness on the issue in Malaysia
  • Role and impact of youth activism in creating a people’s movement for action on climate change
  • The perspectives and lessons to combat climate change from indigenous peoples

Our guest Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar is the co-founder of a youth climate justice group called Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY). KAMY works to mobilise the declaration of climate emergency in Malaysia by empowering frontline communities, youth, and women. KAMY also produces climate advocacy content by reinterpreting complex climate information into a digestible form and giving it a human face. Currently, Dzulfakar is also a media research fellow at Climate Tracker and Stanley Center for Peace and Security. Find her on Twitter.

Our interviewerfor this episode is Dr Nor Eliani Ezani. She is an academician and researcher at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University Putra Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Health from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of air pollution and its health effects, personal exposure characterisation, and risk-based & epidemiological assessment of air pollution influences on health. Find her on Twitter

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Music by Ritesh Prasanna.

Podcast website: https://atmospherictales.com