“In Malaysia, we have in­tro­duced the Low Car­bon Cities Frame­work to guide lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and de­vel­op­ers in mak­ing de­ci­sions on greener so­lu­tions.”

DATIN PADUKA CHE AS­MAH IBRAHIM, Malaysian Green Tech­nol­ogy Corp vice-pres­i­dent of green liv­ing

New Straits Times - - Business -

AS­TANA (Kaza­khstan): Malaysia has launched the Sus­tain­able Cities week at the Malaysian pavil­ion at the As­tana Expo 2017 ex­hi­bi­tion yes­ter­day.

The Malaysian Green Tech­nol­ogy Corp (GreenTech Malaysia) vice-pres­i­dent of green liv­ing Datin Paduka Che As­mah Ibrahim said the launch aimed to shed spot­light on sus­tain­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment as cities con­tin­ued to be the pri­mary con­trib­u­tors to green­house gas emis­sions, ac­count­ing for 70 per cent of the world’s car­bon emis­sions.

She said the ur­ban de­vel­op­ment was ex­pected to es­ca­late and pro­duce more car­bon emis­sions that con­trib­ute to cli­mate change.

“In Malaysia, we have in­tro­duced the Low Car­bon Cities Frame­work to guide lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and de­vel­op­ers in mak­ing de­ci­sions on greener so­lu­tions.”

“We are in­creas­ingly con­fi­dent that we are on the right path to reach our ob­jec­tive of mak­ing Malaysia a low-car­bon, cli­matere­silient green econ­omy,” said Che As­mah at the launch of the Sus­tain­able Cities week, here.

The five-day Sus­tain­able Cities Week, which will end on Friday, in­volves a se­ries of talks and panel dis­cus­sions as well as business match­ing ses­sions to fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion between Malaysian com­pa­nies, its coun­ter­parts in Kaza­khstan and other par­tic­i­pat­ing Expo coun­tries. Bilqis Ba­hari

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