Reducing Carbon Emissions

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Carbon emissions refer to the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, meaning it traps heat in the earth's atmosphere. This trapped heat leads to climate change, resulting in more extreme weather.

Climate change represents one of the most significant challenges we face today. It's not just about global warming; it affects ecosystems, food supplies, and even our health.

The need to reduce emissions has never been more critical. By cutting down on one of the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, we can mitigate the effects of climate change and work towards a healthier planet for future generations.


Carbon Emission in Malaysia

In recent years, there has been a notable increase of carbon emissions in Malaysia, a trend that mirrors global patterns but also has its unique drivers. Industrial growth, energy production from fossil fuels, and deforestation are among the top contributors.

This situation isn't isolated to Malaysia; many countries in the region face similar challenges.

According to, the following is the latest data on Malaysia's total CO2 emissions and CO2 emissions per capita with other regional countries from fuel combustions or energy-related activities.

Country Total CO2 Emissions % Per-capita CO2 Emissions
Malaysia 225.860 0.7 6.727
Singapore 45.545 0.1 8.351
Indonesia 556.572 1.7 2.033
Thailand 234.663 0.7 3.277
The Philippines 132.182 0.4 1.161


  • Singapore, because of its small size, has high emissions per capita.
  • Indonesia, on the other hand, surpasses Malaysia in total emissions.
  • Thailand's efforts have started to show results in stabilising its CO2 emission levels.
  • The Philippines is making strides toward reducing its carbon footprint.

Each country's approach reflects its unique economic structures, natural resources, and development goals. For Malaysia specifically, it highlights both the challenges and opportunities ahead as it seeks towards sustainability.


Biggest Carbon Emitters in Malaysia

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Among main carbon emitters, energy production stands out as a significant player. The country relies heavily on fossil fuels, including fuel and coal, for electricity generation. This sector alone accounts for a substantial portion of Malaysia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Transportation is another critical area. With a high dependency on personal, commercial, and industrial transport, emissions from this sector continue to rise. The use of fuels contributes significantly to the nation's carbon footprint.

Manufacturing also plays a notable role in carbon emissions in Malaysia. Manufacturing industries are vital to the economy but also energy-intensive. These industries often rely on fossil fuels for energy, leading to higher levels of emission.

Lastly, agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions through practices that release methane and nitrous oxide. These gases come from livestock digestion processes and the use of fertilisers in crop production


Ajinomoto Malaysia in Reducing Carbon Footprint

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Ajinomoto Malaysia is deeply committed to environmental preservation, guided by our robust Environmental Policy. We have taken significant strides in reducing its carbon footprint, with a strong emphasis on energy conservation and efficiency.

At the heart of Ajinomoto Malaysia's efforts is the efficient use of energy. By reducing energy consumption, the company aims to lessen its impact on climate change and significantly reduce its carbon intensity.

A key initiative in this direction is the adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Ajinomoto Malaysia’s new plant. These solar panels mark a strategic move towards utilising renewable energy sources, significantly cutting down on fossil fuel consumption.

Through these actions, Ajinomoto Malaysia demonstrates its unwavering dedication to environmental protection. By focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy utilisation, the company sets an example for addressing climate change challenges.


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