Malaysia and its cities must decouple its economic growth and GHG emissions or risk being locked into unsustainable development pathways. Though a national goal to limit carbon emissions has been set, major barriers still limit the widespread adoption of low carbon integrated development for Malaysian cities. These include:
- Incomplete policy and regulatory framework for low carbon development, especially at the sub-national levels
- Lack of awareness and institutional capacity for evidence-based low carbon planning at the sub-national levels
- Lack of capacity of cities to mobilise finance and incentives in promoting low carbo investments
GTALCC is a 5-year project which facilitates the implementation of low carbon initiatives in Malaysian cities, showcasing a clear and integrated approach to low carbon urban development
What is the goal of the project?
- To generate GHG emissions reductions of 346,442 ton CO2 eq by the end of project
What does GTALCC aim to do?
- Remove barriers to low carbon planning and development in Malaysian cities
What are the executing strategies?
- Policy support to promote integrated low carbon urban development
- Awareness and institutional capacity development
- Low carbon technology investments and demonstration projects in cities
Component 1: Policy support
- Develop and facilitate approved city policies, legislations and regulations for integrated low carbon urban development
- Establish GHG accounting framework and decision-making tools for national and sub-national levels
- Develop low carbon development plans and investment programmes for participating cities
Component 2: Awareness and Institutional Capacity Development
- Strengthen coordination mechanisms both vertically between federal and local levels, and horizontally across stakeholders at each level
- Provide training for policy decision makers, local governments, green practitioners and financing institutions on urban planning processes
- Develop knowledge management systems for low carbon city development
Component 3: Low Carbon Technology Investment in Cities
- Enhance the design of the Bus Rapid Transit System in selected cities
- Facilitate a dedicated financing mechanism to support the scaling up of low carbon public transport
- Scale up green technology incentive schemes in target cities for households and SMEs
- Implement demonstration projects on electric vehicles and charging station infrastructure, and on-site waste processing
Where will the project be implemented?
Participating cities-Putrajaya Iskandar Malaysia, Cyberjaya, Iskandar Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Melaka Other supporting cities