2nd Replication Workshop on Resources Management and Environmental Protection
The program on 2nd Replication Resources Management and Environmental Protection workshop was held at Puchong Reserve Forest, in Selangor on 23rd-24th September 2017, the program was conducted by Mr. Muhammad Khairul Afiq Bin Abdullah, who is an alumnus of the International Academy of Leadership.
The training implemented with 4 modules over two days. For instances, we discussed what is the Resource Management and Environmental Protection, Environmental and Resource Problem and the effectiveness of policy, Free Market Environmentalism and end up with World Cafe session.
The sessions started to formed a group to discuss environmental issues in Malaysia with regards to understanding, concerning the environment, policy, and economic. Participants were also discussed about Resources and Environment Problems and how the role of policy support by several topics and agencies as following:
Deforestation, soil degradation/Food production, water management and biodiversity. The trainer also exposes participants on Free Market Environmentalism. Free Market Environmentalism (FME) as an approach to environmental problems that focuses on improving environmental quality using property rights and markets. It emphasizes three important points:
a) Markets, property rights and the rule of law are fundamental to economic growth, and economic growth is fundamental to improving environmental quality.
b) Property rights make the environment an asset rather than a liability by giving owners an incentive for stewardship.
c) Markets and the process of exchange give people who have different ideas and values regarding natural resources a way to cooperate rather than fight
Beside that, participants also carry out community service work by pick it up cleaning trash several areas in the forest reserve for sustainability conservation projects as part of the community volunteers in the first day evening after end of discussion session.At the end of the workshop, participants who were exposed to the module expected to able to form a new value to their environmental conservationists who are prepared with extra knowledge to solve problems and conflicts on the environment for sustainable.