WWTI: Universiti Malaya’s Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice 2022
WWTI: Universiti Malaya’s Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice 2022

Hosted by Universiti Malaya

Date & Time: 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) from 9AM-5:30PM (UTC +8) Check your local time

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Scaling up climate solutions is increasingly about smoothing the paths for adoption and making sure that all people share in the benefits. Much of this work needs to happen locally within cities, states, and countries across the world. Local action around climate solutions can open the road to solving climate change over the next decade.

Together let us identify meaningful locally oriented and fair solutions worldwide.

On the 30th of March 2022, this program helps to focus the world on what we can all do to lead the change for our shared future. The Worldwide Teach-In is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, USA, and Open Society University Network, with partners worldwide including the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Universiti Malaya (UM) is a long-standing member of APRU.

Main goal:

Joining other campuses around the world, UM will organize an engaging dialogue with stakeholders and the faith community on this year’s theme of “climate and justice”.

Target audience:

Public and private sectors, think-tank community, NGOs, academicians, researchers, staff and students of academic sectors (colleges, universities, schools), and the public at large.

Co-Prepared by: 

UM Sustainability and Development Centre (UM SDC)
Level 6, Research Management & Innovation Complex (RMIC)
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
03-7967 4635
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UM Centre for Civilisational Dialogue (UMCCD)
Level 1, Door C6, High Impact Research Building (HIR Building)
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
03-7967 5697
[email protected]

Worldwide Teach-In

APRU is a strategic partner with Bard College to help mobilize 1000 communities, in-person and online, in a one-day WORLDWIDE Teach-In on climate solutions and justice on March 30, 2022.


APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the event are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the conference.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad
Director, UM SDC
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Mr. Mohd Fadhli Rahmat Fakri
Research Officer (UM SDC)
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Ms. Rohaizan Ramli (International Relations Office, UM)
Partnerships Manager (East Asia)
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Mr. Chang Lee Wei
Senior Research Officer, UM CCD
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Program Schedule
Opening Session
Session 1
Movie and Break
Session 2
Closing Session
9:00 am

Welcoming remarks by: 

  1. YBhg. Professor Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaya (UM)
  2. YBrs. En. Azril Mohd Amin, Chief Executive Officer, Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (MASA) 
9:30 am



Special Address – “Climate and Justice” 

YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang
Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) 

9:45 am

(Panel) Unpacking Climate and Justice: Perspectives from Malaysia


Moderator: Dr. Hezri Adnan, Executive Director, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)



  1. Climate Policy 
    Dr. Sharina Abdul Halim
    Chairperson, Pusat Penyelidikan Langkawi (Langkawi Research Center), Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Lead Author for Chapters 5 & 10 to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6-WGII) (2019-2021)

  2. Shared Prosperity & Governance 
    Dr. Alizan Mahadi
    Senior Director (Research), Institute Of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) & Policy Lead, All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia (APPGM) – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  3. Youth & Civil Society
    Aroe Ajoeni
    Content Research Director, Persatuan Kesedaran dan Keadilan Iklim Malaysia (Klima Action Malaysia – KAMY) & Student, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

  4. GloCal partnership 
    Prof. Dr. Leong Yuen Yoong
    Professor, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University & Co-Lead, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) ASEAN Green Future project

12:10 pm



EcoKnights’s EcoFilm Fest Award Winning


Movie Screening & Commentary: VAKA


Ms. Nabila Shohimi
Programme Manager and Festival Manager, EcoKnights & Postgraduate student, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, UM

1:00 pm


2:45 pm



Welcoming Remarks & Session 2 Walk-through 

Prof. Datuk Dr. Azizan Baharuddin
Director, UM Center for Civilisational Dialogue 


Introduction – “Religion and Climate Justice” 

Special Address by Dr. Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki
Political Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) 

3:10 pm

JAWI-KASA-UM Eco-Mosque Project: A Collective Journey


Dr. Asmawati Muhamad
Project Leader, UM Imarah Green Mosque Project Living Lab & Coordinator, Applied Science with Islamic Studies Programme, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya

3:30 pm

Forum on “Religion and Climate Justice”


Moderator: Dr. Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, Chairman Centre for Islamic Studies Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.



  1. Prof. Dr. Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini A/P A. Daniel N/A
    Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
  2. Dr. Shaikh Mohd Saifuddeen Shaikh Mohd Salleh
    Senior Fellow and Director of Centre for Science and Environment Studies (KIAS), Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM).
  3. Dr. Karma Tashi Choedron
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia.
  4. Mr. Balachandran Annamalai
    Malaysian Hindu Sangam Sarawak State Council.
5:00 pm

Recap of key insights from both sessions


Ms. Zara Phang, Fellow of Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (MASA) & WWF-Malaysia Green Economy Analyst 

5:15 pm

Concluding Remark


Professor Dr. Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman
Honorary Professor, UM Sustainability and Development Centre (UM SDC)