IKLIM – Research Centre for Tropical Climate Change System
Climate Change has been regarded as the most serious environmental problem that will be affecting humanity in decades to come. The United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) indicated that the mean surface temperature at the end of the 21st century could rise as high as 6oC above present level compared to below 1oC increase for the last 100 years. The report has also indicated that various sectors and ecosystems will be affected. Yet at the regional level, particularly over the Southeast Asia region, the level of scientific understanding of regional climate change and its impacts is considerably much lower than those of the developed countries.
Established in July 2008, the Research Centre for Tropical Climate Change System (or IKLIM, a Malay word means Climate), which is one of nine centers of excellence under the Faculty of Science and Technology, is a dedicated research centre for advancing knowledge in the physical basis and impacts of regional climate change, particularly over Malaysia and the Southeast Asia region.
IKLIM is a platform for conducting multi-disciplines research in climate change. With four identified Research Trust Areas, IKLIM brings together researchers from within the faculty, outside the faculty and outside the university including international scientists.
To be a leading research centre in advancing scientific knowledge of physical basis and impacts of regional climate change in Malaysia and the Southeast Asia region
- We are committed to conduct research that contributes to the knowledge advancement in the physical basis and impacts of regional climate change
- We are committed to publish research findings in international journals of credible and high impact factors
- We are committed to establish a data center that disseminates climate data to relevant users
- We are committed in building capacity and enhancing human resource development