KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The development of the national climate change Bill is expected to take two to three years, Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said in Parliament today.
He said the development of the Bill will adopt a whole of nation approach that includes the process of engagement with relevant stakeholders.
“The ministry is in its early stages of developing the national climate change Bill.
“The development of this Bill is expected to take two to three years,” Nik Nazmi said during his winding-up speech on the royal address.
He was responding to Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman from DAP who asked the government to explain its direction in drawing up the law on national climate change.
The Bill was supposed to be finalised at the end of 2022 and tabled in Parliament this year, Nik Nazmi’s predecessor Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said last September.
In January last year, Tuan Ibrahim said his ministry — then known as the Environment and Water Ministry — had completed the climate change legal framework in December 2021, which would be the basis for the development of the country’s climate change Bill.
The PAS politician also said back then that the Bill would include the formation of a climate change committee.