Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council, or Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya (MPHTJ), has been an active advocate for greener city solutions since the adoption of the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) in 2012. The LCCF has changed the city’s approach to reducing carbon emissions from daily energy consumption, while creating sustainable and better environmental quality in urban areas.
LCC 2030 Challenge – 2020 Assessment
For LCC 2030 Challenge assessment period of 2020, MPLBP was able to achieve carbon emissions savings of 1,616.51 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to a reduction of 9.06% from the baseline.
MPHTJ aims to provide quality and innovative service and good governance for the well-being of the community. Some of the programmes adopted by MPHTJ in this regard include:
- HTJ GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY REPORT- International Programme
Launched on 8th October 2019 at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2019, MPHTJ set the target to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 45% per GDP per capita by the year 2030.
- HANG TUAH JAYA GREEN AMBASSADOR – Organisation Programme
To produce Green Ambassadors among MPHTJ staff to ensure the continuity of the implementation of the Low Carbon Municipal Agenda in organisations and municipal areas. The Green Ambassadors Group will become agents of change for the future.
- MPHTJ LOW CARBON ECO-SCHOOLS – Community Programme
A dynamic approach to creating awareness amongst young people about environmental and sustainability issues at their local school. The intention is to create a lasting impact on their attitude towards the environment, which will indirectly cultivate green practices in their daily lives to reduce the greenhouse effect.
Additionally, MPHTJ set the target to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 45% per GDP per capita by the year 2030, utilising the Carbon Reduction principles of Absolute Carbon & Intensity Carbon.
Starting in 2020, MPHTJ is also committed to reducing carbon emissions based on the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reporting standards and strives to support and achieve the national vision and commitment set by the Federal Government.
Hang Tuah Jaya Towards Sustainability
MPHTJ has identified three (3) key areas of improvement:
- Reduction in the rate of GHG emissions
- Increase ranking of environmental performance by 2030
- Improve air quality in the city
- Increase number of certified green industries
- Increase number of green jobs generated in the manufacturing and services sector
- Increase foreign and domestic direct investment in green technology
- Improve overall quality of life of inhabitants
- Promote a greener lifestyle
Hang Tuah Jaya Low Carbon City Framework
The MPHTJ LCCF is divided into 2 phases:
Phase 1 (2013-2016)
Involving an area if 1,956.57 acres, focusing on road and park sectors, open spaces, number of trees, operational energy emissions and operational water emissions.
Phase 2 (2017-2035)
Involves an increased area totalling 16,117.18 acres.
MPHTJ LCC 2030 Challenge Baseline (Phase 1)
In 2013, the baseline carbon emissions totalled, 10,088.87 tonnes CO2.
In 2014, a total of 434.26 tonnes CO2 of carbon emissions were reduced. This indicated a 4.30% reduction in emissions, for which they were awarded of one (1) Diamond.
By 2016, the city had cut carbon emissions by 8.94% or equivalent to 902.36 tonnes CO2 and was once again awarded one (1) Diamond.
The Future of MPHTJ (Phase 2)
To reduce carbon emissions based on the LCCF elements, MBHTJ has identified the following aspects in Phase 2 of their LCC Roadmap:
Green City Model Township
Covering a land area of 800 acres, the construction of the Hang Tuah Jaya Green City is the part of the support activities contained in the Melaka Green City Action Plan (MGCAP). This new development will become the icon and image of Melaka and MPHTJ. Within the development, green features and applications that are implemented include green-rated buildings, use of renewable energy sources, rainwater harvesting systems, green transportation, urban parks, waste management and recycling facilities, and green community police.
MPHTJ is conducting a project in collaboration with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), which focuses on empowering the use of public transport. The target is to increase the ridership of public transport and the adoption of electric and hybrid technology to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. MPHTJ has also launched an incentive programme which reduces the parking fees in the city by 50% for electric or hybrid vehicles.
The city council has placed much emphasis on the management aspects of energy efficiency. An audit programme has been conducted on the Melaka Mall complex building in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA).
Local Agenda 21 (LA21) is a programme that emphasizes the involvement of third parties, local authorities, and the public and private sector working together to plan and manage their environment towards sustainable development and improving the quality of life. Among the strategies to accelerate the development of Hang Tuah Jaya Low Carbon City are as follows:
- Community Awards
- Community Garden Programme & Compost
- Compost Fertilizer Programme
- Recycling Product Programme
- 3R Recycling Programme
- Tree Planting Programme
MPHTJ Awards & Accolades
- One Diamond rating from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) in 2014
- The International Apple Award 2015 from the Green Organization
- The Green World Awards 2016 from the Green Organization
 LCC2030C Audit Report
 MPHTJ Low Carbon City Blueprint Implementation Document for Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) – Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya [pg 3]
 MPHTJ Low Carbon City Blueprint Implementation Document for Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) – Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya [pg 25-35]
 iGEM 2020 – Virtual Microsite – https://virtual.igem.my/virtual/exhibition-hall/