Danish and Malaysia ‘The Cooperation’ Launched

The Cooperation, a book that decribes a unique yet hugely successful 16-year cooperative effort by Malaysia and Denmark on environmental issues, was launched on Tuesday, 26 June 2012.

The full colour 115 page coffee table book was jointly launched by the Royal Danish Embassy and the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Ministers Department.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said the book illustrates how Malaysia had addressed environmental challenges it faced during a period in which Malaysia experienced an unprecedented growth with the support of Danish expertise.

Nor Mohd also stated that he hoped business communities from Malaysia and Denmark would continue supporting the efforts and create new commercial platforms to resolve environmental challenges in the future.

Denmark Ambassador to Malaysia Svend Wæver says the Danish Malaysian environmental co-operation took off in 1994 inspired by the Rio Conference on Global Sustainability and came to an end in 2010.

“This was from the outset the intention with the book. That is, not to teach, but to motivate and inspire. We wanted an informative, readable and usable book pointing towards the future based on shared experience,” he said.

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