LOW CARBON CITIES 2030 CHALLENGE
An initiative by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) and the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) that aims to accelerate the transformation of our cities into low carbon cities.
Cities around the world are responsible for up to 70% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and can play a significant role in combating climate change. Through this initiative we aim to drive the reduction of GHG emissions from cities by establishing 200 Low Carbon Zones and 1,000 Low Carbon Partners throughout Malaysia by 2030.
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 contamination and have healthier residents from increased outdoor activities.
A Low Carbon City is more economical through lower operating cost from efficiency measures and reduced wastage from more efficient and productive use of resources.
Low Carbon Cities Pledge
The Mayor’s and Yang Dipertua’s of these cities have pledged to take on the
Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge