Sarawak govt holds Climate Change Institutional Assessment Workshop to strengthen climate resilience and institutional frameworks

Group photo of participants attending the workshop on Climate Change Institutional Assessment (CCIA) at a hotel in Kuching on May 23, 2024. Seen in the front row, from left to right: Alissa Marianne Rode (Consultant, World Bank), Dr Kho Lip Khoon (MEESty), Dr Marco Larizza (Senior Public Sector Specialist and Task Team Leader, World Bank), Abang Ahmad Abang Morni, Permanent Secretary MEESty, Rusmaliza Mat Darus, Deputy Permanent Secretary MEESty, and Dr Ryan Rafaty (Governance Specialist, World Bank).

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 23: Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (MEESty) Sarawak, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice Team, conducted an engagement session and workshop on Climate Change Institutional Assessment (CCIA) at a hotel in Kuching today.

In a press statement, MEESty revealed that the workshop marks a significant step towards strengthening Sarawak’s climate resilience and institutional frameworks.


“The primary objectives of the mission were to present the progress and initial findings of the CCIA, gather detailed responses through interviews, understand the challenges of coordination on climate action for a pilot case study, and assess Sarawak’s climate institutional concerns and technical assistance needs to enhance the State’s capacity to tackle climate change,” it highlighted.

MEESty further stated that data gathered during this session is expected to significantly enhance Sarawak’s climate action strategies and institutional capabilities.

Permanent Secretary for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Sarawak Abang Morni Ahmad Abang Morni, Senior Public Sector Specialist and Task Team Leader at the World Bank, Dr Marco Larizza, Controller of Environmental Quality Sarawak, Jack Liam, Deputy Permanent Secretary of MEESty, Rusmaliza Mat Darus and lead economist at the World Bank Dr Apurva Sanghi were among those present at the workshop. — DayakDaily