EU-Malaysia Webinar: Road to Glasgow/Kunming

What is Malaysia’s view on climate change? What are corporate perspectives for net-zero emissions? What does civil society think about climate change and biodiversity loss? This virtual conference will generate new ideas for Malaysia to foster a nature-positive and net-zero economy, with high quality and resilient ecosystem services. Make your voice heard as we prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).


Panel 3: Promoting and Developing Sustainable Cities

There is vast scope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by applying circular principles – notably re-use, re-manufacturing and re-cycling – to key sectors such as the built environment. Yet it notes that most federal, state and local governments barely consider circular economy measures in policies aimed at meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to as close as possible to 1.5°C. The lessons learnt from European cities can be shared with our Malaysian cities to bring all countries in alignment to meet the shared goal of keeping temperatures from increasing above 1.5°C

Objective: Educating Malaysian cities on how they may achieve a circular economy, thereby allowing societies to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate Action and the long term goal of Greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Moderator: Mr. Pablo Gandara, Team Leader for International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Asia-Australasia

Speaker 1: Ms. Jacqueline Chang, Country Coordinator for IURC Asia-Australasia and Ms. Asih Budiati, Team Leader for Global Covenant of Mayors

Speaker 2: Mr. Carlos Mendes, Director General of Maia Municipality, Portugal

Speaker 3: YBhg Datuk Hj. Rozali Mohamud, Mayor of Seberang Perai

Speaker 4: Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)

Register: Road to Glasgow – Kunming: What to Expect from the 26th UNFCCC and the 15th CBD COP | Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development Sunway University, Malaysia