Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world, 5 Malaysian cities take an integrated approach to low carbon development
Cities represents over 70 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of carbon emissions within urban spaces.
It is projected that by 2050, over two-thirds of our global population will be living in megacities, with 90% of urban population growth will be centered within the Asian and African regions.
As we experience a rise in both rapid economic and population growth, so to will there be a corresponding rise in energy and resource consumption – generating enormous quantities waste in the tonnage.
Cities will be the main frontline in mitigating Climate Change.
On the 2th of October, 2021, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seeks to shine a spotlight on low carbon initiatives and developments in Malaysian cities through its UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Portal, facilitated by the GTALCC Project.