Reduction in carbon emissions against GDP by 45% by 2030
Malaysia has significant potential for hydropower, but, to date, only 20% of the generation potential is being used. For this reason, hydropower in the country is set to expand significantly in the coming years. Hydropower is also essential for the Malaysian efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity against GDP by 45% by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. As Malaysia draws on vast resources of hydropower due to high mean elevation combined with enough precipitation, this enables the country to reap the benefits of hydro as a key catalyst to drive and accelerate socio-economic growth.