Sarawak urges timber firms to support ‘non-destructive’ forest management

Desmond Davidson

Sarawak’s Deputy Premier Awang Tengah Ali Hassan urges timber firms to grab opportunities to invest in schemes promoting forest carbon activities and other conservation and reforestation activities for carbon sequestration and carbon stocks for carbon credit units. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 19, 2022.

AS Sarawak starts on the path of monetising its forest resources through the trading of carbon stocks, Awang Tengah Ali Hassan told the state’s timber companies that the dynamics of the timber industry will change with the passing of the forests amendment bill.

The deputy premier called on them “to respond positively” and give their support to “this new approach towards sustainable forest management”.

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  • Wetlands are just as important as forests. All draining of wetlands for plantation planting must also stop.

    Posted 1 month ago by Malaysia New hope