The current treaty that governs intergovernmental actions on climate change is the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol will come to an end in 2020 and be replaced by the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement differs substantially from its predecessor, the Kyoto Protocol, because it removes the differentiation between the developing and developed countries on their climate actions. The major implications of the Paris Agreement for Malaysia are discussed.
Keywords: climate change; Paris Agreement; mitigation; adaptation; institutional and policy arrangements.