FOR its efforts in reducing carbon emissions, Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) received a total of 16 diamond recognition and provisional certification awards at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge (LCC2030C) ceremony held in Putrajaya.
The event was organised by the Environment and Water Ministry in collaboration with Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC).
LCC2030C represents the second phase in the implementation of the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF).
“Last year, MBSA expanded the carbon measurement area to include Section 1, which covers UiTM Shah Alam, and Section 5, which covers several Selangor government buildings, ” MBSA Corporate and Public Relations Division head Shahrin Ahmad said in a statement.
“The carbon data for 2020 and 2019 was measured and analysed by MGTC, and the results showed significant carbon reduction, which qualified MBSA for the recognition.
“Overall, MBSA recorded 52,263.01 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions reduction (between 2017 and 2019), ” he added.
The goal of LCC2030C is to reduce the intensity of total carbon emissions from cities across the country, in line with Malaysia’s commitment to a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
“The commitment and cooperation given by all non-governmental organisations, agencies and MBSA’s strategic partners have made Shah Alam a local authority that is always at the forefront and emulated by other councils, ” said Shahrin.
“These efforts are in line with MBSA’s commitment to present the Shah Alam Voluntary Local Review Report on Sustainable Development of Goals at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York, US in July, ” he added.
The carbon measurement area includes Section 14 city centre, Sections 1 and 5, as well as 14 buildings under MBSA’s strategic partners such as PKNS headquarters, Avisena Specialist Hospital and UOW Malaysia KDU University College building in Utropolis Glenmarie.