YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) at the launching of the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge

Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) and GreenTech Malaysia organizes The Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge (LCC2030C); a new initiative with a target to accelerate the transformation of our cities into low carbon cities. To ensure the program meet its objectives, GreenTech Malaysia will collaborate with the Local Authorities to establish Low Carbon Zones in State Capitals and major urban areas across the country. These Low Carbon Zones will have reduced emissions from energy and water consumption of buildings and common areas, reduced emissions from petrol and diesel private vehicle use and reduced emissions from the generation of waste that end up in landfills.

“The goal of the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge is to reduce the overall emissions from our cities which is in line with the country’s commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of 45% by 2030.  Low carbon cities can offer so much more to its communities through the efficient use of resources and reduced wastage.”

Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change, YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin
Signing of the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge Pledge

“I would like to update that Malaysia will Chair the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) for 2019 – 2022, taking over from Cambodia and host the Working Group meeting next year in 2020. As Chairman, Malaysia will refer to the strategic objective of AWGESC, which is to ensure that cities and urban areas in ASEAN are environmentally sustainable, while meeting the social and economic needs of the people. Programs such as this Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge could be potentially brought up to the ASEAN level and implemented by our neighbouring countries.  Since 2011, GreenTech Malaysia has been implementing the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) programme. Under this programme 52 out of 154 Local Authorities have begun their low carbon cities journey. 19 of them have developed their emissions baseline and low carbon action plans and 5 Local Authorities have started to achieve emissions reduction.”

Tuan Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa, Acting Chief Executive Officer of GreenTech Malaysia

From developing the Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint that is looking at increasing the share of public transport and electric vehicle use in our cities, to helping hospitals develop efficient and effective energy management programs so that they can focus on patient care, and from helping States strategise and craft out their green agenda and plans to detailing out low carbon action items for companies and organisations. GreenTech Malaysia is there, working diligently with each sector, helping green the Malaysian economy to move us closer towards low carbon cities.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of GreenTech Malaysia, Tuan Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa

“Our work doesn’t stop there. Two of our more publicised initiatives; the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) and the International Green Tech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) have helped catalyse the green industry and build up the exposure, awareness and adoption of green technology amongst businesses, industries and the public in general. With over RM 7 billion in green investments since 2010 through GTFS and over 450,000 visitors at IGEM in the past 10 years, we are just getting started.”

Support from Local Authorities, Universities and Professional Bodies

GreenTech Malaysia is the leading agency under MESTECC that is driving the climate change and the low carbon agenda in Malaysia. All Local Authorities, Public & Private Universities, Public & Private sector organisations and Industrial & Commercial Developments are urged to take up the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge and make our low carbon future a reality.

To find out more about the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge, please contact GreenTech Malaysia at 03 – 8921 0800 or email us at [email protected]ntechmalaysia.my.