6th International Conference Energy & Meteorology: Abstract Submission

Green Growth Framework for High Speed Rail in Malaysia (801)

Mohd Fahmy-Abdullah 1 , Lai Wei Sieng 2 , Azrina Abdullah Al Hadi 2 , Muhammad Hanif Noor Izan 3 , RAJA ZURAIDAH RASI 1 , Abd Razak Ahmad 1 , Mohd Hilmi Izwan Abdul Rahim 1 , Mohammad Syahmi Nordin 4
  1. Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, JOHOR, Malaysia
  2. Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  3. Corporate Strategy, MyHSR Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  4. School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Green growth is known as the journey towards economic growth that utilizes natural resources sustainably is known as green growth. It is Malaysia’s main agenda as mentioned in the country’s Green Technology Master Plan (GTM), 2017-2030. It aims to lessen energy utilization, carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and pollution caused by transports. The High Speed Rail (HSR), the most energy efficient train, has been introduced as part of the efforts to lessen the emissions of CO2. Nonetheless, it has been noted that the studies on HSR green growth elements are scarce. Hence, it is this study’s goal to fill this gap by identifying the HSR green growth elements in Malaysia. Additionally, it also aims to explore their relationships. This study proposes that HSR green growth framework will facilitate the practices of green growth; which consequently lessen energy utilization and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and enhance the environment. An assortment of methods will be utilized by this study, which include surveys (with policy makers, industry players and community heads), interviews (with local and international policymakers; industry players) and case studies (cities and towns involved from Iskandar Puteri to Bandar Malaysia). The primary data will be examined through the utilization of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The relationships between the green growth elements and HSR will be identified. The results of this study will be useful to policy makers, consultants, developers, investors and societies in their consideration related to green growth. Most importantly, the initiatives of Malaysian government in regard to green growth will be assisted by the newly developed green growth framework.

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