Cities around the world are responsible for up to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. With the rapid increase in urbanisation, we have the collective responsibility to ensure sustainability for all.
LCC is an initiative by the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) under the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) to help shift our cities towards a low carbon future.
A Low Carbon City has cleaner air from reduced pollution from fossil fuel vehicles and a cleaner environment from the reduction in waste that goes to the landfills.
A Low Carbon City is cooler from the increase in greenery and tree cover and from the reduced urban heat island effect through green buildings and homes.
A Low Carbon City has a healthier environment from the reduced air pollution and have healthier residents from increased outdoor activities.
LCC 2030 CHALLENGE
Take up the challenge to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions intensity by up to 45% by 2030!
Meet increasing stakeholder demand for greater environmental responsibility and position your organisation as a Leader in Climate Action
Future proof your organisation and demonstrate your commitment towards National and Local Government sustainability initiatives
Improve resource efficiency, increase productivity and deliver cost savings which will help boost the financial bottom line of your organisation
LCC 2030 CHALLENGE PLEDGE
On the 9th of October 2019 at IGEM 2019,
the Mayor’s and Yang Dipertua’s of these cities pledged to take on the LCC 2030 Challenge
Shift towards reducing wastage, maximsing efficiency and generating electricity from renewable sources
Shift towards maximising public transport use and adoption of electric vehicles
Shift towards reducing the amount waste that is sent to landfills
Shift towards reducing wastage and miximising water efficiency
Shift towards protecting existing greenery and planting more trees
WHY LOW CARBON?
Climate change already has a significant impact on our cities and our way of life. If we do not respond appropriately, we risk having to do much more in a much shorter period of time to adapt to the changing environments. Going low carbon now, as many cities have started, will set us on a path towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.