KUALA LUMPUR –Water and Environment (KASA) Minister Dato’ Sri Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man today represented Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in officiating the Malaysian Low Carbon Cities Conference (MyL3C).
The conference theme is “Empowering Cities Towards a Low Carbon Pathway”.
Also, the National Low Carbon Cities Masterplan (NLCCM) was launched together today. The NLCCM is an initiative under the Green Technology Application for the Development of Low Carbon Cities (GTALCC) to implement the low carbon initiative in Malaysia via an integrated way.
NLCCM is a policy paper consisting of 3 key drivers and 3 key enablers supported by 9 main agenda and 24 action plans, said in a statement.
It will bring the synergy between the Ministry, Government department, state government, local authority and community.
The plan introduces 3M – Measurement, Management and Mitigation mainly for administrators and urban planners to implement the low carbon initiative by the local authority.
In implementing the NLCCM strategy, it is expected by 2050, 15 local authorities to achieve the neutral carbon status in urban areas.
The MyL3C conference was conducted virtually by 500 participants from Ministries, government agencies, state government, local authorities and professional bodies as well as NGOs.
Deputy KASA Minister Senator Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Masrizal bin Muhammad, KASA chief secretary Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang and UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapura and Brunei Darussalam, Mr. Niloy Banerjee attended the virtual conference.
During the conference, the Geran Pemangkin Bandar Rendah Karbon (GeRAK) was approved and given to 64 local authorities.
GeRAK is part of the initiative under PEMERKASA and all the local authorities are encouraged to attend the phase two of the program and the closing date is August 31. Further information can be obtained at www.lccf.my/gerak/.
KASA will take a lead on the climate change effort to strengthen the mitigation actions and adaptation to manage climate change via ‘whole-of-government’ approach.
Also, the strategic synergy between federal government and state government and local authorities will further empower to ensure the policy effectiveness and programs related to the low carbon city development in Malaysia.
Among the plenary sessions held together are ‘Building a Low-carbon, Resilient Recovery from the Covid-19 Crisis’, ‘Low Carbon Cities Policy and Urban Planning: Potential and Future Prospect’ and ‘Low Carbon Success Stories by Cities’.