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Malaysia Best Practices


By: Datuk Hj. Mahadi bin Che Ngah, Executive Director (Planning), Kuala Lumpur City Hall

Date: May 31, 2019


Kuala Lumpur City (KLC) is the Capital and the largest city in Malaysia, covering a LAND AREA of 243km². The City has the highest number of population in Malaysia, at 1.87 million (2018). It is also the fastest growing City, with a growth rate of 9.2% per annum (2010), and is home to several national and multinational company.

Population and economic growths have been the key driving forces for the City to embark on the low carbon development trajectory. A blueprint, to combat climate change was adopted in 2017. Kuala Lumpur City Hall is committed to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 70% by 2030. This decarbonising efforts will not compromise KLC’s vision and its economic growth targets.


Key Climate Challenges Kuala Lumpur City has a high population growth rate, high growth of gross domestic product, and is the most rapidly growing city in the country. These are the key contributing factors for high level of carbon emission in the City.
Policy and Governance related to the Activity/ Program ·              With the vision of “A World Class Sustainable City”, the City Government has embarked on low carbon development and is guided by the Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030 (LCSB)

·              The City Government’s commitment to low carbon development has been strongly rooted in its believe that reducing the carbon emission is a shared responsibility to protect the interest of future generations. And that, present actions will shape the climate, ecological systems and habitats of tomorrow.

Stakeholders in the Implementation Government, private developers, NGO’s, and communities
Financing of the Activity / Program
Beneficiary and Number benefitted Business and community sectors in the City
Methodology, Tools and Mechanisms


KLC Low Carbon Society Blueprint identified 3 thrusts, 10 actions, 37 sub-actions, 82 measures, and 257 programmes.

The 10 MAIN ACTIONS identified in The Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030 are:

1.     Green Growth

2.     Energy Efficient Spatial Structure

3.     Green Mobility

4.     Sustainable Energy System

5.     Community Engagement and Green Lifestyle

6.     Low Carbon Green Building

7.     Green and Blue Network

8.     Sustainable Waste Management

9.     Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management

10.   Green Urban Governance

Technologies used by and Technological aspects of the Activity / Program
Targets, Results and Achievements ·              Kuala Lumpur aims to reduce the City’s carbon emissions intensity of GDP by 70% by 2030, (based on the 2010 level) without compromising its vision and economic growth targets.

·              Completed 10, and with on-going 147 programes of the City’s LCSB

Key Factors Contributing to Success ·              The strong commitment of the City Government.

·              The development of Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030 that shapes and provides direction to the City’s low carbon development.

·              The implementation of a comprehensive city-wide awareness and outreach programme to get the support and buy-in from all city dwellers and the stakeholders.

Sustainability Issues and Challenges in the Activity/ Program
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