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Forest Change (Forest Loss, Tree Cover Loss, Location of Tree Cover Loss, FAO Deforestation)

Data source provider

World Bank

Use cases

Exposure quantification, Financial stability monitoring

Data group

Biodiversity and forestry indicators

Metric Type

Physical vulnerability

Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

1. Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia
2. Forest Department Sarawak
3. Sabah Forestry Department
4. National Forestry Act 1984
5. Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (MC&I SFM)

Unit (e.g. CO2)

Unit for land area

Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Geographical area

Time horizon 



Upon Update

Time series

1990 & 2020



Observation on data availability/gaps

World Bank provides data on forest area (sq. km) in 1990 and in 2020, data on forest loss can be derived form the data.
Article by Friends' of the Earth Malaysia ( has information on size of forested areas in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak from 1990/2005 to 2018 and links to various sources.

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