CARBON EMISSION, TRAFFIC
countries with a high per capita carbon emission.
While China is pursuing a renewable energy programme to phase out coal, the US is reviving its coal mining industry.
The problem for the world is that the impact on global warming is not just confined to countries that emit large amounts of carbon.
The emission is borderless. The global climatic system is impacted wherever the emissions originate. All must do their bit.
This is where the launch of the mass rapid transit (MRT) is positive for SDGs. With its implementation, as a country, we have in a single stroke reduced the per capita emission of carbon.
MRT does not only contribute to cost savings for commuters in the Klang Valley, it also reduces traffic congestion.
Despite such positives, it has not stopped people from criticising the MRT. The fact that the MRT was completed without delay is a demonstration that we have world-class infrastructure companies.
Kudos to the government for persisting with this important project despite objections from some.