Rawshan Ara Begum

Rawshan Ara Begum
Kumamoto University | Kumadai · Center for Water Cycle, Marine Environment and Disaster Management

Ph.D in Environment and Development

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Publications (162)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every sector in the world, ranging from the education sector to the health sector, administration sector, economic sector and others in different ways. Multiple kinds of research have been performed by research centres, education institutions and research groups to determine the extent of how huge of a threat the...
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Sustainable energy demand drives innovation in energy production. Electrolysis of water can produce carbon-free hydrogen from renewable sources. This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of recent and highly referenced research on hydrogen electrolysers utilising the Scopus database to shed insight into future trends and applications. It has been...
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This study empirically investigates the nexus among energy use, agricultural land expansion, deforestation, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Malaysia. Time series data from 1990 to 2019 were utilized using the bounds testing (ARDL) approach followed by the Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS) method. The DOLS estimate findings show that the e...
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The climate change effect has received a crucial concern from global policymakers as well as academic researchers. The climate change effect is a real-world issue threatening the existence of species and human beings, thus causing the economic vulnerability. Apart from policymakers, academic researchers are showing their concern on the effect of cl...
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Households living in the close vicinity of shoreline are constantly threatened by various climate change impacts. Community awareness towards climate change is a subject of considerable study as adequate knowledge is a preliminary step for adaptation decision making. An important question is how coastal communities perceive climatic variation, sea...
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This article aims to shed the light about the important geographical factors that influence the localization of Peninsular Malaysia timber mills to further understand the employment of sustainable timber industry practice as well as proposing the general raw materials’ supply chain in Peninsular Malaysia timber industry. This study is performed by...
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Climate change is causing sea-level rise, intense and frequent storm surge flooding, and significant shoreline erosion in Malaysian coastal areas. Consequently, coastal properties, infrastructure, and livelihoods are threatened. It has become apparent that adaptation at the household and community level is necessary to offset the adverse impacts of...
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Natural disasters are common worldwide, especially in tropical countries. Floods are one such frequent disaster that occur in the tropical country of Indonesia. Floods cause disasters in many vulnerable societies living in the area. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct risk assessments for flood mitigation. The objective of this research is to sup...
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Chapter 1: Ara Begum, R., R. Lempert, E. Ali, T.A. Benjaminsen, T. Bernauer, W. Cramer, X. Cui, K. Mach, G. Nagy, N.C. Stenseth, R. Sukumar, and P. Wester, et al. 2022. Point of Depaarture and Key Concepts. In: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Interg...
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Global climate change caused by greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, poses incomparable threats to the environment, development, and sustainability. This research investigates the potential of economic growth, renewable energy use, and technological innovation to achieve Malaysia’s Paris Agreement by reducing CO2 em...
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Coastal areas are already facing various risks due to increasing climate-related hazards that are likely to amplify with changing climate and make the households living in these areas even more vulnerable in terms of livelihoods and living conditions. This study attempted to evaluate vulnerability mapping of the coastal areas due to climate change...
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Since a significant number of electric vehicles (EVs) are progressively hitting the market, vehicle to grid (V2G) technology has gotten a lot of attention. Electric vehicles can be employed as mobile storage devices to assist in load balancing in the power grid as a specialised electricity load. In addition, the EVs development will have a number o...
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The National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) projected that the annual rainfall will increase up to 10% in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and North West Coast by 2050. In Pahang, almost 40% of the total rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon season annually. Kuantan is the most crucial area in Pahang which is the capital of this S...
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The lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (ESS) have fuelled a lot of research and development due to numerous important advancements in the integration and development over the last decade. The main purpose of the presented bibliometric analysis is to provide the current research trends and impacts along with the comprehensive review in the f...
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Global climate change has become a critical issue due to the global greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions dominated by carbon dioxide (CO2). Forest ecosystems are becoming increasingly essential in mitigating climate change by absorbing the atmospheric CO2 and storing it in tree biomass, a process known as carbon sequestration. Decades of environmental...
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Many countries around the world are planning to reach 100% renewable energy use by 2050. In this context and due to the recent sharp increase in RE utilization in the global energy mix along with its progressive impact on the world energy sector, the evaluation and investigation of its effect on achieving sustainable development goals are not cover...
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Battery energy storage system (BESS) has many purposes especially in terms of power and transport sectors (renewable energy and electric vehicles). Therefore, the global demand for batteries is projected to rise by 25% per annum. In this context, given the recent sharp increase of BESS utilization and its progressing impact on the world energy sect...
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Malaysia has a large extent of forest cover that plays a crucial role in storing biomass carbon and enhancing carbon sink (carbon sequestration) and reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to reduce the negative impacts of global climate change. This article estimates the economic value of forest carbon stock and carbon value per...
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Most local authorities in Malaysia spent as much as 60-70 percent of their annual budget to dispose food waste together with other municipal solid wastes to landfills. It is time for Malaysians to start reducing food waste through sustainable method, as it is becoming an uphill task to manage food wastes generated in Malaysia. When households reduc...
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This paper reports of an artificial neural network (ANN) based binary backtracking search algorithm (BBSA) for optimal scheduling controller applied on IEEE 14-bus system for controlling MGs formed virtual power plant (VPP) towards sustainable renewable energy sources (RESs) integration. The model of VPP was simulated and validated based on actual...
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The National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia reported that by 2050, the east coast of the country will suffer increasing substantial rainfall, sea-level rise, and recurrent flooding. The effects of coastal threats, vulnerability, and adaptation measures are increasingly becoming more critical for coastal communities than before. Hence, thi...
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This study deals with the development of an optimal power scheduling controller for energy management of distributed energy resources in the microgrid system. The developed optimized controller is implemented using lightning search algorithm to overcome the uncertainties of microgrid energy management and to provide an optimum power delivery to loa...
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This paper reports of an artificial neural network (ANN) based binary backtracking search algorithm (BBSA) for optimal scheduling controller applied in IEEE 14-bus system for controlling microgrids (MGs) formed virtual power plant (VPP) The model was simulated and validated on actual parameters and load data. The algorithm deals with best binary fi...
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Buildings account for a significant amount of energy consumption leading to the issues of global emissions and climate change. Thus, energy management in a building is increasingly explored due to its significant potential in reducing the overall electricity expenses for the consumers and mitigating carbon emissions. In line with that, the greater...
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During the previous 10 years, numerous significant advances have been made in battery energy storage system (BESS) and renewable energy sources (RESs) integration and development that have fueled a great deal of investigation and further developments. A historical overview and analysis in the field of BESS as a form of RE integration has been provi...
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Please cite this article as: M. Faisal, M.A. Hannan, P.J. Ker et al., Particle swarm optimised fuzzy controller for charging-discharging and scheduling of battery energy storage system in MG applications. Energy Reports (2020), https://doi. Abstract : Aiming at reducing the power consumption and costs of grids, this paper deals with the developmen...
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Deeply decarbonizing electricity production will likely require low-carbon sources that meet energy demand throughout days, years, and decades. Renewable energy sources (RES) are possible low-carbon options, but the intermittency of RES can limit their potential as viable options. Energy storage can be a solution to this problem by storing excess p...
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This study measures the relationship and dynamic impacts of economic growth and forested area on carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions in Malaysia. Time series data over the period of 1990 to 2016 were used by employing the dynamic ordinary least squared (DOLS) approach. The results of DOLS estimation indicate that the coefficient of economic growth is p...
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Solid waste collection (SWC) has been one of the growing challenges throughout the world due to the development of urbanization and uncontrolled growth of the population. It is a complex process that is expensive and requires the elaborate logistics management and in-depth mathematical computation. Hence, there is an urgent necessity to develop an...
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One of the negative environmental consequences of natural gas subsidy (NGS) is that it stimulates the substitution from low carbon generating technologies to natural gas, and thus hinders the timely electricity decarbonisation. To manage Malaysia’s energy consumption and consequently reduce its energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, there ha...
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Mangrove forests provide vital ecosystem services to the surrounding communities. Despite their importance, development in coastal areas impose a direct impact on reducing area cover. It is an important topic to understand the effect of coastal development on the carbon storing capacity of mangroves. This study aimed to examine the rate of erosion...
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Developing an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for solid waste collection (SWC) and transportation system remains a major challenge for municipalities. Waste collection encompasses the largest part of the total budget in current waste management systems. SWC is a crosscutting issue that can be directly or indirectly l...
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Carbon emission from the burning of fossil fuel has resulted in global warming. Climate change and global warming are among the most complex issues requiring immediate solutions. Microgrid (MG) based on renewable energy sources (RESs) can be used to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity and achieve the global decarbonization goal by 2050. Opti...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the factors affecting the waste collection to poverty reduction among the waste workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Particular interest is on the question whether the contribution of some determinants actively plays a role in reducing the possibility of being poor. This issue is particularly significant since it...
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Studies reveal that climate change (CC) has higher negative impacts on agricultural production than positive impacts. Therefore, this article attempts to explore the impacts of CC on oil palm production in Malaysia and provides mitigation and adaptation strategies towards reducing such impacts. The multiple regression analysis is applied to assess...
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This study aims to assess the trends of dengue incidence and socio-demographic characteristics of reported dengue cases in Seremban district, Malaysiaduring the last decade. Secondary dataon reported dengue cases during 2003-2011 were collected fromthe District Health Office, Seremban. Trend analysis was conducted to assess the status of dengue inc...
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The generation and integration of renewable energy sources (RESs) into microgrid (MG) systems have recently demonstrated a significant increase due to the capability of RESs to meet the rising power demands and reduce environmental pollution. However, the fast expansion of MGs and their complex structures due to the wide integration area of distrib...
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This article presents an overview of different types of natural disasters; and highlights the climate related disasters, incidences and damages in Japan. There is an increasing trend in the occurrence of natural disasters and it is likely that climate change aggravates the devastating impacts of disasters. Natural disasters can be occurred due to p...
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Climate change is having a profound impact on most coastal regions around the world. Sea Level Rise (SLR) has exposed the coastal regions to various threats, such as inundation and erosion, which consequently influence the coastal environments. The main objective of this study is to assess the coastal vulnerability index (CVI) of the Pahang coast....
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This paper introduces a novel optimal schedule controller to manage renewable energy resources (RESs) in virtual power plant (VPP) using binary particle swarm optimization (BPSO) algorithm. It is crucial to minimize the costs giving priority for sustainable resources use instead of purchasing from the national grid. The effectiveness of the propose...
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Rising atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases has been increasing with its negative effects on climatic system. Forests absorb and store a huge amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide (one of the major greenhouse gases) as tree biomass. Because of such capacity of forests which is called carbon sequestration, it has received much attention due...
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2013) reported that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature was caused by the anthropogenic increase in Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together. Continued emissions of GHGs will cause further warming and changes in all componen...
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Malaysia has seen a high rate of economic growth in past couple of decades hand in hand with an ever increasing size of population. As a consequence, the issue of sustainable waste management has become an important priority for policymakers and other stakeholders of the society. Although there are potentials to recycle up to 80 per cent of the tot...
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Malaysia has seen a high rate of economic growth in past couple of decades hand in hand with an ever increasing size of population. Consequently, the issue of sustainable waste management has become an important priority for policymakers and other stakeholders of the society. Although the respective local administrations are responsible for collect...
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Sea level rise is one of the most concerning and costly effects of climate change that impacts the sustainable development of coastal areas. Malaysia, representing 13% of the total land area within 5 km of a coast, is threatened by the devastating impacts of sea level rise. This study attempts to highlight the current and potential impacts of sea l...
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Malaysia's framework for energy development was established in the early 1970s. Henceforth, many successive policies were introduced as potential resources for electricity generation and utilization. Currently, as a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Malaysia is sparing no effort to comply with the policy to mee...
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Climate change interacts in a different way with varieties of human activities and other drivers of change along coastlines. Sea level rise (SLR) is one of the major impacts of global warming. Changes in climate extremes and SLR may impact the critical infrastructures such as coastal road, jetty and chalets as well as the local community. The popul...
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Pahang is placed at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has a lot of attractive coasts with interesting scenery, which can capture the attention of people to the coasts. The seven (7) of significant coasts namely Pantai Cherating, Holiday Villa beach, Pantai Balok, Sungai Ular, Pantai Sepat, Pantai Cheruk Palok and Pantai Tanjung Agas are cla...
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Sea level rise due to climate change have a profound impact on low lying coastal zones. The objective of this study is to identify the potential of coastal inundation area due to Sea Level Rise (SLR) along of Cherating to Pekan coast. The shoreline of Pahang has been undergoing severe erosion and inundated by sea water in some locations, hence affe...
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Malaysia has a long coastline stretching over 4,809 km where more than 1,300 km of beaches are experiencing erosion. Coastal erosion is recognised as the permanent loss of land and habitats along the shoreline resulting in the changes of the coast. Thus, it is important to detect and monitor shoreline changes especially in Pahang coast by identifyi...
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Food wastes generations have continued to increase in recent years in Malaysia. According to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG), food wastes have outstripped other solid wastes generated in Malaysia, constituting more than 40 percent of the total wastes disposed in 2010. From the MHLG data, food wastes disposed from households were...
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This article presents the current trends of energy consumption and CO2 emission as well as their relationship for the five largest Asian economies i.e., People's Republic of China (China), Japan, India, Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Indonesia using the time series data from 1991 to 2014. The total energy consumption has increased by 3.62 time...
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With the growing literature related to climate change mitigation measures and policy interventions, a systematic review of the application of computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is inevitable. Therefore, this article aims to characterise the relevant studies, define a comparative framework to identify the current state-of-the-art and the gap...
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Waste collection widely depends on the route optimization problem that involves a large amount of expenditure in terms of capital, labor, and variable operational costs. Thus, the more waste collection route is optimized, the more reduction in different costs and environmental effect will be. This study proposes a modified particle swarm optimizati...