LOW CARBON BLUEPRINT ISKANDAR MALAYSIA 2030 CLIMATE ACTION PLAN’ LAUNCHED AT THE 27th CONFERENCE OF PARTIES IN EGYPT TO TACKLE GROWING CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICAMENT
Johor Bahru, 7 December 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 7 December – Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) launched its ‘Low Carbon Society Blueprint Iskandar Malaysia (LCSBPIM) 2030 Climate Action Plan’ at the recent Confe7rence of Parties (COP) 27 here together with its partners from Ministry of Environment and Water, UNICEF Malaysia and SEDA Malaysia.
According to Yang Berhormat Dato’ Dr Badrul Hisham Kassim, Chief Executive, IRDA, “This 2nd edition of the LCSBPIM has been enhanced to include climate mitigation and adaptation actions towards developing cities and society that are more resilient towards climate change. Comprehensive, clear, and measurable action plans are key in tackling the growing climate change predicament and these require a concerted effort of many parties to be realised. This makes COP 27 a fitting platform to have this blueprint introduced amongst environmental policymakers, professionals, industry and community leaders, and academicians in attendance.”
Like the previous blueprints, this latest blueprint will be adapted and adopted by the 5 local authorities within Iskandar Malaysia to ensure the localisation of the action plans implementation.
LCSBPIM 2030 CAP will help to achieve the Climate Mitigation Target for Iskandar Malaysia by reducing the intensity of GHG emission by up to 70 % in 2030 by using 2010 as the baseline year. In summary, there are 9 mitigation actions, 25 sub-mitigation actions, and 61 mitigation measures. Its 9 mitigation actions include ‘Green Sustainable Value Chain’, ‘Sustainable Smart Farming’, ‘Sustainable, Resilient & Liveable Cities’, ‘Natural Environment & Habitats’, ‘Green Transportation & Mobility’, ‘Sustainable Waste Management’, ‘Consensus Building & Management’, ‘Green & Renewable Energy’ and ‘Low Carbon Green Building & Infrastructure’.
The high-level Climate Adaptation goal is to develop cities and societies that are resilient towards climate change. The 5 adaptation actions will focus on building cities that are resilient towards flood, sea level rise, erosion and drought, and climate-resilient communities.
The blueprint is reflective of Iskandar Malaysia’s comprehensive development plan that seeks to balance its economic and social development with environmental preservation.
In line with COP 27’s theme of ‘Together For Implementation’, IRDA and Green Technology Application for the Development of Low Carbon Cities (GTALCC) SEDA Malaysia also organised a talk titled ‘Iskandar Malaysia: Empowering Sustainability with Partners’. Partners of Iskandar Malaysia from University of Technology Malaysia’s Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCARC), Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Consultative Group, UNICEF Malaysia, and Integrated Sustainability Centre (ISC) Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan, took the stage with IRDA and highlighted the climate and sustainability initiatives and achievements in Iskandar Malaysia that were realised by them.
“To date, Iskandar Malaysia has completed more than 60 programmes with 214 still ongoing since 2013 under its climate change initiative. The introduction of LCSBPIM 2030 CAP represents how serious Iskandar Malaysia is in delivering and realising these initiatives and hence, we welcome everyone to participate and support our goals,” said Dato’ Badrul Hisham Kassim.
IRDA makes its appearance at COP 27 at the Malaysian Pavilion, led by the Ministry of Water and Environment (KASA). This is IRDA’s 10th appearance at COP having participated yearly since the launch of the 1st LCSBPIM 2025 at COP 18 Doha, Qatar previously.