The Economy and Environment Association – Malaysia (EEA-Malaysia), also known as the Malaysian Environmental Economics Association (MEEA), is a national association of professionals and practitioners of environmental economics discipline and related fields from academic institutions, government agencies, research institutions, NGOs and interested stakeholders that aims to promote environmental economics through capacity building, research, professional services and networking.

MEEA was registered under the Societies Act 1966 (Act 335) and was approved by the Registrar of Societies Malaysia (ROS) on January 20, 2016 with registration number PPM-029-10-20012016.

Membership is open to individuals who have a first degree in environmental economics, resource economics and related disciplines in natural resource economics (forest economics, fishery economics, agriculture economics, etc.), resource management or interested individuals who by their profession, training and/or function are involved in environmental and resource economics connected with the aims of the Association.

The association will focus on the following thematic areas: ecosystem valuation, economics of climate change, payment for ecosystem services (PES), environmental resource accounting, pollution and land degradation, and institutions and governance.

VISIONTo be a leading association of environmental and resource economics in Malaysia.
MISSIONTo contribute to sustainable natural resource management and conservation in Malaysia through research, development & innovation (R&D&I), capacity building, and networking in environmental economics.
GOALTo contribute to sustainable natural resource management and conservation in Malaysia through research, development & innovation (R&D&I), capacity building, and networking in environmental economics
OBJECTIVES
  • To encourage and increase contribution to the development and application of environmental economics as a science towards development and sustainable economic growth
  • To conduct research, training, extension and professional services in environmental economics
  • To contribute to the development of policy and technical advice to the government, industry, and community with regard to economic development and environment
  • To carry out activities that enhance knowledge and skills in environmental economics through short training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, field visits and other activities that are useful for all members
  • To encourage and improve communication, cooperation and networking between members, academicians, researchers, policy makers and students in environmental economics in the country and international community