THE three main pillars of a sustainable environment are water, energy and climate, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
He stressed that “these three are relevant to support the ecosystem.”
He said this in a speech at the Karnival Alam Kita 2023” in Batu Kawan, Penang.
Chow said Penang had always emphasised the importance of a sustainable environment to achieve a green economy by 2030.
He also said the state aimed to become − by 2050 − a high-income, caring, inclusive, low-carbon and resilient state that focused on the integrity of its people.
The two-day event organised by Penang was designed to promote awareness of the need to care for the environment.
It was the first state chosen by Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry to do so.
Various activities were held during the carnival, such as aerobics, basketball, archery, darts, singing, drawing and karaoke sessions.
“We are proud of this remarkable achievement and this shows our ongoing effort to promote green initiatives,” added Chow.
Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad praised Penang for its commitment to hosting the event.
“Penang is synonymous with its culture and tourism industry.
“We are delighted to have our event here and hope this can help promote a sustainable environment among the community.”
He said people who attended the event were also briefed on the development of renewable energy, adding that the public could explore the various benefits of such a programme.
On another matter, Nik Nazmi said the Environmental Impact Assessment report for the Penang South Islands (PSI) project had yet to be approved.
“We are still evaluating it as a thorough study is needed,” he said, adding that the submission was made in January this year.
Also present were his deputy minister Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii, Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik and Machang Bubok assemblyman Lee Khai Loon.