International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Policy Convergence in International Biodiversity Regimes: A Perspective from Malaysia
Roslina Ismail

Malaysia has become a signatory party to international biodiversity regimes since 1992. However, no study to date has comprehensively assessed to what extent Malaysia has implemented its commitment to the regimes. This paper assesses Malaysia’s implementation of the biodiversity regimes at the governmental levels. By focusing on Malaysia’s policy convergence in the regimes, it examines the implementation within the land biodiversity policies. This paper finds that the federal agencies and some of the state governments are progressively implementing the biodiversity regimes at the level of the land biodiversity policies. However, there are loopholes in the implementation that need to overcome in order to put the country on the appropriate implementation track. This finding is useful, as it provides a basic understanding of Malaysia’s implementation of international biodiversity regimes.

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