Wacana KeLESTARIan | Sustainability Discourse

Wacana KeLESTARIan | Sustainability Discourse is the official LESTARI’s discourse series to showcase multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary projects, activities and research findings related to Sustainability Science and Governance, highlighting the three pillars of Sustainable Development, i.e. the environment, the economy and the human.

Wacana KeLESTARIan | Sustainability Discourse may be organised in the form of a seminar, dialogue, forum, etc. by experts ranging from academic or researchers to personnel from the government and business sectors as well as from the NGOs and/or the CBOs.

Interested to become a presenter or to collaborate? Please contact Dr. A. Aldrie Amir at aldrie@ukm.edu.my.

Wacana KeLESTARIan | Sustainability Discourse


1 – A Seminar by Professor Hugh P. Possingham [The University of Queensland, Australia] [A collaboration with the Australian High Commission]
‘Formulating and Solving Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Conservation Problems within Economic and Food Production Constraints’
5th February 2016 | 9.30 am | Bilik Majlis, Canselori UKM

Wacana KeLESTARIan | Sustainability Discourse: A Seminar by Professor Hugh P. Possingham

Recorded version of the seminar can be found here.

Media coverage on this seminar can be found here and here.

2 – A Seminar by Dr. A.J.M Farooque [University of Chittagong, Bangladesh]
‘Large-Scale Renewable Energy Project: Introducing a Dynamic Approach’
9th February 2016 | 2.30 pm | LESTARI Meeting Room, UKM


3 – A Seminar by Dr. Sahadev Sharma [United States Forest Services & The University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA]
‘Carbon Stocks of Intact, Deforested and Restored Mangrove Forests
29th August 2016 | 2.30 pm | LESTARI Lecture Hall, UKM


4 – A Seminar by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tahmina Rashid (University of Canberra, Australia] [A collaboration with UNESCO, UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust & UNESCO Malaysia Funds-in-Trust]
‘UNESCO Sustainability Science Demonstration Sites: Potential Role of Local Communities in Integrative Socio-Environmental Approaches and Decision Making’
26th September 2016 | 10.00 am | LESTARI Lecture Hall, UKM


5 – A Seminar by Professor William Balee [Tulane University, USA]
‘The Wonder of Trees: Comparing Malaysia with Amazonia Forests’
29th September 2016 | 10.30 am | LESTARI Lecture Hall, UKM


6 – A Seminar by Dr. Yumiko Yasuda [The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Netherlands & The International Centre for Water Cooperation, Stockholm, Sweden]
‘Trans-Boundary Water Cooperation: Approaches, Issues and Stakeholders’
1st November 2016 | 2.30 pm | LESTARI Lecture Hall, UKM


7 – A Seminar by Professor Mohammad O. Aljahdali [King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia] [A collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia]
‘Monitoring Changes of Mangrove Trees in Rabigh Lagoon Swamps Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Techniques’
10th November 2016| 10.00 am | LESTARI Lecture Hall, UKM



1 – A Seminar by Emeritus Professor Dr. Mohd Nordin Hj. Hasan [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia]
‘Planetary Boundaries and Sustainability’
3rd May 2017| 9.30 am | Main Lecture Hall, LESTARI-UKM

2 – A Seminar by Dr. Paul Griffiths [University of Cambridge, UK]
‘Tropospheric Ozone and Methane in the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols (UKCA) Model’
25th September 2017| 10.00 am | Main Lecture Hall, LESTARI-UKM

3 – A Seminar by Dr. Christian Häberli [Bern University, Switzerland] [A collaboration with the World Trade Institute]
‘Can the Climate Agreement be Implemented Despite WTO Rules?’
28th September 2017| 10.00 am | Main Lecture Hall, LESTARI-UKM

4 – A Seminar by Professor Dr. Fredolin Tangang FASc. [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia] [A collaboration with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia]
‘Severe Drought Condition over Indonesian Region under Unmitigated Climate Change Scenarios: Implications to Malaysia and Surrounding Countries’
23rd November 2017| 10.00 am | Main Lecture Hall, LESTARI-UKM