Abul Quasem Al-Amin

Abul Quasem Al-Amin
University of Waterloo | UWaterloo

PhD

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Introduction
Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Ph.D. is a Professor (Adj) at the university of Waterloo, Canada. He is also Director, Centre For Asian Climate and Environmental Policy Studies, Canada. Prof. Al-Amin is currently associated with many research works at UNDP, HEKS, HAW-Germany, Springer USA, FORUM FOR FUTURE Singapore, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Economic Planning Unit Malaysia, Country representative of Malaysia to UNFCCC with others.
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January 2018 - July 2020
University of Waterloo
Position
  • Professor (Full)
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  • Worked as Professor Adjunct
August 2016 - present
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Position
  • Professor (Full)
May 2016 - April 2019
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Worked as Adjunct professor

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Publications (158)
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Given the ambiguity of the overall welfare effects of non-tariff measures (NTMs), this paper furthers our understanding of the well-being of consumers by focusing on a single sector analysis. It examines the welfare effects associated with the highly regulated food processing sector in Malaysia. A comparative static computable general equilibrium m...
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Pandemics leave their mark quickly. This is true for all pandemics, including COVID-19. Its multifarious presence has wreaked havoc on people's physical, economic, and social life since late 2019. Despite the need for social science to save lives, it is also critical to ensure future generations are protected. COVID-19 appeared as the world grapple...
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Understanding the complex links between socioeconomic variables and carbon emissions can reveal household spending and lifestyle patterns. This study oversees those issues and examines consumption patterns and their related variables such as climate change understanding, attitudes, and knowledge, in order to better comprehend the complicated linkag...
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To gain quantifiable and explainable changes in LULC about Hakaluki Haor in Bangladesh, this study employed Landsat satellite data to interpret LULC from 2000 to 2019. Four change detection analyses (2000–2005, 2005–2010, 2010–2015, and 2015–2019) were done to detect the shifting process of different LULC classes. There was significant rapid growth...
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Economic structural changes are a major factor that has a big impact on most of a country or region's economic systems and operations, as well as the environment. This study looks at how conventional energy-based power use affects carbon emissions in Pakistan through a structural change analysis of the country from 1971 to 2018. It uses the autoreg...
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The increasing level of greenhouse gas carbon emission currently exacerbates the devastating effect of global warming on the Earth’s ecosystem. Energy usage is one of the most important determinants that is increasing the amount of carbon gases being released. Simultaneously, the level of energy usage is derived by the price and therefore, this stu...
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The carbon footprint of households is a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 24% of total emissions. As a result, it is critical to quantify a household's carbon footprint in order to reduce it over time. One of the best ways to measure carbon emitted from various sectors of the economy, including household da...
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The paper reports a re-examination of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis for Bangladesh; considering economic growth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (such as CO2, CH4, and N2O). The autoregressive distributive lag (ARDL) model and VAR-based innovative accounting approach (IAA) with the combination of Variance Decomposition and Impu...
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Purpose - It is still unclear how Asian universities incorporate the theory or practice of sustainable development (SD) in their research and education programmes. To address this gap, the purpose of this paper is to report on a study that has examined how universities in Asian countries handle and address matters related to SD. Design/methodology/...
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This book assesses the vulnerability impacts of climate change on food security by examining a 50 years scenario (2015- 2065) and following a top-down approach. Importantly, looking at the sustainable food production, the authors compared the cost-benefit of adaptation costs from 2015 to 2065. It was found that a 15% adaptation capacity is more eff...
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The carbon footprint of households is a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 24% of total emissions. As a result, it is critical to quantify a household's carbon footprint in order to reduce it over time. One of the best ways to measure carbon emitted from various sectors of the economy, including household da...
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Climate Change is a critical concern for Southeast Asia as this region is extremely vulnerable to the extreme weather patterns, temperature fluctuations and uneven precipitation expected under climate change, and thus vulnerability is expected to increase in the future. With this background, this study aims to analyze the readiness of ASEAN member...
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The rapidly increasing global populations and socio-economic development in the Global South have resulted in rising demand for natural resources. There are many plans for harvesting natural resources from the ocean floor, especially rare metals and minerals. However, if proper care is not taken, there is substantial potential for long-lasting and...
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The conventions and ratifications made by the United Nations (UN) have a long history. They were well respected for their ability to unite the world’s countries on some issues. The paradigm transformation of UN ratifications to combine both business models and social justice has received both positive and negative responses. While adherents argue t...
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The Urban Heat Islands (UHI) effect is a microclimatic phenomenon that especially affects urban areas. It is associated with significant temperature increases in the local microclimate, and may amplify heat waves. Due to their intensity, UHI causes not only thermal discomfort, but also reductions in the levels of life quality. This paper reviews th...
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The increasing level of greenhouse gas carbon emission currently exacerbates the devastating effect of global warming on the Earth’s ecosystem. Energy usage is one of the most important determinants that is increasing the amount of carbon gases being released. Simultaneously, the level of energy usage is derived by the price, and therefore, this st...
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The key goal of this chapter is to examine and assess the effect of various adaptation strategies and their related costs on macroeconomic variables such as real gross domestic product (RGDP), government spending, exports, net consumption and net production, and food sustainability over time as a means of addressing Malaysia’s climate change and fo...
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To formulate sustainable adaptation policies for food security in Malaysia, it is essential to generate a specific model to identify possible outcomes and results. Therefore, this research study systematized a dynamic Malaysian Integrated Climate and Economy (MICE) model based on computable general equilibrium (CGE) methods to find optimized result...
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This chapter addresses the study findings in contrast to other literature; the findings specifically show that climate change will have detrimental consequences for Malaysia that may be mitigated by adaptation policies. This chapter demonstrates that the gains outweigh the associated costs for each time segment considered in the research simulation...
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This chapter ends with policy proposals focused on the study’s conclusions and clarifies the study’s strengths and shortcomings, as well as its realistic contribution, before pointing out potential research opportunities. According to the Malaysian Integrated Climate and Economy (MICE) model, different approximate values for different levels of ada...
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The ability of food systems to respond to climate change is both exciting and underappreciated. This chapter examines potential producer and consumer responses to climate change, their ability to mitigate otherwise negative effects on food security, and the role of public and private organizations in investing in adaptation when individual response...
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Vietnam is a young and fast-growing economy in Southeast Asia that has put effort into internationally tackling climate change issues. By well understanding the energy resources, markets, policies, and scientific studies will help the country move faster towards a cleaner and more sustainable economy. This review indicates that Vietnam has abundant...
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Following WTO (World Trade Organisation) advice, a privatised university sector in the developing world began in the early 1990s and it grew rapidly. The purpose of establishing a private university sector was to make the education system respond to the needs of industry. In the 1990s, the anticipated technological boom would change many industries...
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Non-tariff measures (NTMs) affect the labour market indirectly through trade. However, much ambiguity surrounds the labour market effects of NTMs, as conditions of the labour market are somewhat contextual. With a specific focus on the highly regulated food processing sector in Malaysia, this paper examines the impact of reductions in ad valorem eq...
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Vietnam is a young and fast-growing economy in Southeast Asia that has put effort into internationally tackling climate change issues. By well understanding the energy resources, markets, policies, and scientific studies will help the country move faster towards a cleaner and more sustainable economy. This review indicates that Vietnam has abundant...
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There is an increasing concern about the relationship between social capital and disaster in the contemporary studies of disaster management. This article examines the level of social capital and disaster preparedness of the Orang Asli (indigenous people) families and develops linkage between them. In-depth interviews were carried out by the resear...
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Global warming is becoming increasingly evident as greenhouse gas emissions increase worldwide and affect the environment, health and economy. Many Southeast Asian countries face this reality and hence they are concerned about setting and achieving an effective emission reduction strategy. As such, this study analyzes and compares emission reductio...
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The main purpose of this article is to shed light on the processes leading to a climate change adaptation policy by estimating the socioeconomic and motivational factors affecting farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for an adaptation program. This study was conducted in North-West Selangor, Malaysia to examine the WTP of farmers for climate change ad...
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Climate policies are essential to mitigate climate change and to develop successful adaptation processes. However, there is a paucity of international studies that analyse the status of climate change policies. This paper reports on research undertaken in a sample of 13 highly diverse countries, in regards to their geography, socioeconomic developm...
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Climate policies are essential to mitigate climate change and to develop successful adaptation processes. However, there is a paucity of international studies that analyse the status of climate change policies. This paper reports on research undertaken in a sample of 13 highly diverse countries, in regards to their geography, socioeconomic developm...
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Tea wastes contain a group of important organic substances disposed of in a considerable amount to the environment without any treatment after the preparation of tea. Generally, uncontrolled release of these wastes has increased environmental concern mainly to the aquatic environment in recent years. In this study, an experiment of tea waste green...
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Climate policies are essential to mitigate climate change and to develop successful adaptation processes. However, there is a paucity of international studies that analyse the status of climate change policies. This paper reports on research undertaken in a sample of 13 highly diverse countries, in regards to their geography, socioeconomic developm...
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This study critically evaluates two COP proposals on Malaysia that have been under consideration to reduce climate damage. A top-down disaggregation framework deploying an “Empirical Regional Downscaling Dynamic Integrated Model of Climate and the Economy” is used to evaluate the local government climate roadmap and Malaysia’s emissions reduction a...
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Alternative energy policies targeting the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) could have significant positive impacts on Malaysia’s ability to meet both its carbon reduction goal and its energy security needs. The transport sector generally contributes heavily to carbon emissions, and is also difficult to decarbonize because of the cost...
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Climatic change and its related impact are among the most challenging threats facing the world at present. Most developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change due to their economic circumstances. As such, they are often less able to implement adaptation strategies to reduce climate-related impact. Based on this, th...
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The present study proposes a conflict resolution methodology for energy-environment policy conflicts. The choice of energy source is primarily important in fulfilling energy requirements of the economy along with suitable technologies to be adopted to achieve low carbon objective set by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The obj...
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The issues of climate change, agricultural sustainability and poverty in Malaysia are found to have been connected one with other in an interesting and circular way. The quantitative determination of the linkages between these three factors is certainly a difficult task, which is beyond the scope of the present study. This study is thus primarily a...
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Climate Projection shows the impacts of climate change on agricultural sustainability and relevant livelihood sustainability is vulnerable in Malaysia. Here mitigation is necessary but adapting to future risk is more important for immediate and long term action relating to the larger number of stakeholders in local scale. Generally adaptation polic...
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This article projects the social cost of carbon (SCC) and other related consequences of climate change by using Malaysia’s intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) and climate vision 2040 (CV2040) by 2050. It compares the projections derived from the Dynamic Integrated Model of the Climate and Economy (DICME) based on the respective INDC...
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This study focuses on the relationship among the energy consumption, carbon emission and economic growth of Malaysia by using a time series data from 1980–2016. The study findings are shown by an econometric analysis that energy consumption, total and per capita CO2 emission and gross domestic product (GDP) has increased vastly between 1980 and 201...
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This study evaluates the current energy diversification policy in Malaysia and proposes clean coal as an alternative to address the environmental issues and economic sustainability concerns in the power generation sector. In order to clearly picture the competitiveness of the proposed alternative, this study explored two scenarios, namely Scenario...
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Tea wastes contain a group of important organic substances disposed of in a considerable amount to the environment without any treatment after the preparation of tea. Generally, uncontrolled release of these wastes has increased environmental concern mainly to the aquatic environment in recent years. In this study, an experiment of tea waste green...
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The vulnerability of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to flood disasters affects not only the underlying eco-centric and anthropocentric values therein, but also the coastal communities that are adjacent to the MPAs. The consequences can lead to economic, social and environmental degradation. As such, the perception of the coastal communities abou...
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This article analyses climate mitigation impact once the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) introduce their respective Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) using dynamic non-linear computable general equilibrium modelling and 2010 input-output tables. The results indicate that atmospheric concentration of carbon and temper...
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This paper attempts to evaluate potential reductions in climate damage following the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Malaysia over the period 2015–2030. The simulation produced interesting results. While gross climate damage under the BAU scenario increased to RM7.1 billion in 2030, the commensurate damage under the slow, moderate an...
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The impacts of climate changes on cities, which are home to over half of the world’s population, are already being felt. In many cases, the intensive speed with which urban centres have been growing means that little attention has been paid to the role played by climatic factors in maintaining quality of life. Among the negative consequences of rap...
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In accordance with the Paris Accord to cap global temperature rise to1.5°Celsius over the next 100 years, Malaysia submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seeking to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030, which was changed to 2050 following the Marrakech Procla...
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This study accounts for the Hicks neutral technical change in a calibrated model of climate analysis, to identify the optimum level of technical change for addressing climate changes. It demonstrates the reduction to crop damages, the costs to technical change, and the net gains for the adoption of technical change for a climate-sensitive Pakistan...
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This paper analyses empirically the optimal climate change mitigation policy of Malaysia with the business as usual scenario of ASEAN to compare their environmental and economic consequences over the period 2010-2110. A downscaling empirical dynamic model is constructed using a dual multidisciplinary framework combining economic, earth science, and...
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This book introduces the influence and impacts of green economy and green growth on sustainable economic development. Combining empirical and theoretical information, it provides detailed descriptions of state-of-the-art approaches, methods and initiatives from around the globe that illustrate green policies and demonstrate how green growth can be...
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The agriculture sector is the principal source of income for around 20% of the EU-26 population, which live in predominantly rural regions that would be devastated without its contribution. Moreover, the combined agricultural and food sector forms an important part of the EU economy, accounting for 15 million jobs (8.3% of total employment) and 4.4...
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This paper gives a projection of the possible damage of climate change on the agriculture sector of Pakistan for the period 2012–2037, based on a dynamic approach, using an environment-related applied computable general equilibrium model (CGE). Climate damage projections depict an upward trend for the period of review and are found to be higher tha...
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This study presents an empirical examination of climate change related to vulnerability impacts on food security and remedial adaptation options as a suitable strategy by prioritizing needs over a 50-year period. An Empirical Dynamic Commutable General Equilibrium Model for Climate and the Economy (EDCGECE) is applied using future strategies for Ma...
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Sustainable economic development through adoption of hydrogen pathway is expected to simultaneously solve the double challenge of environment and energy security. The momentum of current research in this area is focused on optimizing the potential benefits in transportation sector through introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). However...
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This research investigates the relationship between employee job satisfaction, perceived customer satisfaction and profitability of the 5-star Hotels in Kuala Lumpur. These elements play an important role in determining firm’s profitability, especially in the hotel industry. The research data was collected from the top and middle managers of the ho...
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Background: Vibration of economy of many agriculture-based countries likewise Bangladesh sometime greatly relies on foreign remittance gained through exporting the Giant Freshwater Prawn (GFP). Methodology: Manifold constraints restrict the furthering and sustainable growth of this sector. The main constraints that contribute slowing the progress i...
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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are expected to have a significant impact in meeting both energy security and environmental concerns globally. Public and private support is however essential for successful transition to a sustainable energy system. Several studies have looked into the issues and considered the purchase behaviour of related Alter...