6th International Conference Energy & Meteorology: Abstract Submission

Towards Low Carbon Cities 2030: Experience From Penggaram City (804)

Kamalludin Jamal 1 , Norashikin Mohd Yasin 1 , Norhiysam Mohamad@Samad 1 , Mohd Fahmy-Abdullah 2 , Mohd Hilmi Izwan Abd Rahim 2 , Mohammad Syahmi Nordin 3
  1. Batu Pahat Municipal Council, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  2. Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, JOHOR, Malaysia
  3. School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

As Malaysia is transforming into a high-income nation and aims to reduce energy consumption, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and improve environmental conditions, Low Carbon Cities (LCCs) has become a major agenda in the country as stipulated in the Green Technology Master Plan Malaysia (GTMP), 2017-2030. Malaysia has agreed to reduce its CO2 emission intensity to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 45 percent per GDP per capita by 2030 compared to 2005. LCCs has been defined as a city that comprises of societies that consume sustainable green technology, green practices, and emit relatively low carbon or Green House Gas (GHG) as compared to present day practice to avoid the adverse impacts on climate change. Fundamentally, LCCs are cities that adopt and embed the principles of sustainable development to contribute minimally to climate change. Hence, this study is the real experience of Penggaram City in making the city one of LCC by 2030. It comprises of 3 elements for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions includes urban environment, urban infrastructure and buildings. Various methods will be utilized in this study, which include surveys (with industry players and community heads) and interviews (with local and industry players) in Penggaram City. The primary data will be examined through the utilization of Low Carbon Cities Track (LCC Track) which is standard method from Green Technology Corporation Malaysia. The results of this study will be useful the local policy planning, consultants, developers, investors and societies in their consideration related to low carbon cities.