Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPJ) was established under the Perbadanan Putrajaya Act 1995 (Act 536) for the purpose of managing & administering the Federal Territory of Putrajaya. PPJ is entrusted with the functions of a local authority and local planning authority. The implementation of low carbon green city initiatives by PPJ are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations.
To further promote green technology activities in Malaysia, the Prime Minister, in the 2010 Budget Speech, announced plans to develop Putrajaya and Cyberjaya as pioneer townships in Green Technology as a showcase for the development of other townships. Putrajaya is a planned city and its development is based on the ‘City in the Garden’ concept and as such, “green city” has always been ingrained in its development right from its inception.
Putrajaya’s Aims & Targets
- to minimise negative environmental impacts and
- to encourage human interaction back with nature.
- to reduce the carbon emissions from human activities.
Environmental Target 1
Reduction in the level of carbon emissions by 60% as compared to the level of business-as-usual by year 2025.
Environmental Target 2
Reduction in daytime peak temperature by 2 degrees Celsius.
Environmental Target 3
Reduction in the final disposal of solid waste by 50% through solid waste management.
Inventory of Putrajaya Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) for the year 2019 were calculated based on seven sectors namely residential, government departments, commercial, public amenities and facilities, passenger transport, freight transport and solid waste. The city’s overall greenhouse gas emissions for 2019 were 1,520ktCO2 equivalent, compared to 1,592ktCO2 equivalent in 2018.
LCC 2030 Challenge – 2019 Assessment
For LCC 2030 Challenge assessment period of 2019, PPJ achieved an overall carbon emissions reduction of 16,236.77 tonnes of CO2 in Putrajaya Precinct 1.
Putrajaya’s Green Initiatives
The initiatives in transforming Putrajaya into a Low Carbon Green City are implemented through seven focus areas:
- City Planning & Building
Implementation of planning principles that contribute towards a reduction in carbon emissions. These include green building designs, and the Building Sector Energy Use & Carbon Reporting programme (BECO2R).
- Integrating Nature into the Urban Fabric
Making use of open spaces alongside the creation of lakes and wetlands. For vertical spaces, the Putrajaya Urban Farming Programme and Rooftop Farming programmes have been introduced.
- Transportation & Mobility
Integrated planning of the transportation network supported by last mile facilities. PPJ has also conducted upgrading works of pedestrian walkways and cycleways. Additionally, the city also encourages the use of electric vehicles (EVs) by providing EV facilities throughout the city.
- Energy Usage
PPJ has actively encouraged the use of renewable energy and energy efficient lighting fixtures for offices and public facilities, and has lead by example by installing solar PVs at several government buildings.
- Water Usage
There is a city-wide rainwater harvesting programme which extends even to residential developments. Apart from greywater uses, the city has also developed a supporting centralised sewerage treatment plant.
- Solid Waste Management
To minimise solid waste production, the city has taken measures such as providing various 3R facilities, composting facilities, enforcement of the use of biodegradable products, and several other 3R-aligned programmes.
- City Administration
PPJ has been actively advocating for greener living practices which are promoted via the Education Programme and Awareness on Green Technology. As the backbone of the community, the administration believes in a healthy lifestyle by leadership.
Putrajaya Awards & Recognition
Putrajaya’s efforts in the implementation of these green initiatives have received numerous awards & recognitions:
- ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award, 2011 & 2017
- Putrajaya Lake & Wetland as Ecohydrological Operational Site by UNESCO-IHP, 2011
- Excellence Award for Taman Wetlands Putrajaya in the Green City Category by Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia, 2011
- Malaysia Landscape Architect Awards (MLAA) 2012 Green City Awards for:
- Putrajaya Healthy Park Healthy People, Putrajaya Inter-Parks Ride (PIRR)
- Putrajaya Botanical Garden
- Putrajaya Community Farming
- Putrajaya Pancarona Park
- Appreciation for the implementation of Green Neighbourhood Initiatives, Ministry of Urban Well Being, Housing and Local Government:
- Pedestrian Walkways, 2011 & 2012
- Bicycle Lanes, 2011 & 2017
- Solid waste Composting System, 2011
- Rainwater Harvesting System (SPAH), 2013
- Urban Farming, 2017
- Special Awards – Eco City Initiative in conjunction with National Environment Day 2017
- Sustainable City Awards MURNInets 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, Ministry of Urban Well Being, Housing and Local Government
- MIP Planning Excellence Awards 2016: Recognition for Sustainable Practices Ecohydrology Management of Lake and Wetland in Putrajaya Urban System
- MIP Planning Excellence Awards 2018: Low Carbon City Awards Category –Building Sector Energy Use and Carbon Reporting (BECO2R)
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