SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING21 Sep 2021
Low Carbon Society For Kuala Lumpur: From Blueprint to Implementation
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – WCSC 2021 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the return of the ‘12th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2021 (WCSC 2021)’ to be held virtually from 27-28 September 2021 (Monday-Tuesday).

Low Carbon Society For Kuala Lumpur: From Blueprint to Implementation

With this year’s chosen theme on ‘Low Carbon Society: From Blueprint to Implementation’, this 12th WCSC conference series will explore and address the benefits and challenges pertaining to low carbon cities, sustainable urban mobility, urban environment / greenery, and climate change. According to UN Habitat, cities consume 78 percent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. At the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark and having ratified the Paris Agreement 2015, Malaysia has committed to reducing its carbon emission intensity in comparison to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 45 percent by the year 2030 relative to the emissions intensity of GDP in year 2005.

Cities globally are taking initiatives and working on a sustainable urbanisation approach that centers on reducing the carbon footprint or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cities by means of minimising or abolishing the utilisation of energy sourced from fossil fuels and tackling climate change. A low carbon city is a society where people collaborate and put efforts into reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions, whether emitted from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or from commercial and industrial activities.

Towards this purpose, the 3 Partner Organizations for WCSC 2021 is proud to make this year’s virtual event the most accessible WCSC series ever to encourage and enable all interested public & private stakeholders to engage and participate in this complimentary conference. The organiser has come up with an exciting two-day conference programme with expected participation from more than 1,000 delegates, by bringing together esteemed international and local speakers including panelists from Denmark, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Africa and Malaysia to share knowledge on international best practices and case studies from other World Class Cities including:-

(1) Y Bhg Datuk Seri Haji Mahadi bin Che Ngah, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;

(2) Y Bhg Dato’ Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang, Secretary-General, Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA), Malaysia;

(3) Y Bhg Professor Dato’ Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaya (UM);

(4) Mr David Sim, Partner / Creative Director, Gehl, Denmark;

(5) Dr Andy Bow, Senior Partner & Deputy Head of Studio, Foster & Partners, United Kingdom;

(6) Ms Carly Gilbert-Patrick, Team Leader – Active Mobility, Digitalisation & Mode Integration, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Africa;

(7) Mr Esben Neander Kristensen, Director & Team Lead, Gehl, Denmark;

(8) Dr Ir Aisa Dokmauly Tobing, Deputy Secretary-General, CityNet (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements in Asia Pacific) / Senior Advisor to the Governor of Jakarta Secretary-General, Jakarta Research Council (DRD), Indonesia; and

(9) Ar Serina bt Hijjas, Director, Hijjas Architects & Planners, Malaysia.

For further information, kindly visit WCSC website at www.wcsckl.com