Green Technology in Malaysia

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GREEN TECHNOLOGY:
A DRIVER TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PUNITHA SILIVARAJOO
PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY GREEN TECHNOLOGY SECTOR MINISTRY OF ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND WATER punitha@kettha.gov.my

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CONTENTS
What is Green Technology? Why Green Technology? Climate Change Issues Government Initiatives Cooperation from Agencies Challenges The Way Forward

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What is Green Technology?
“Green technology is the development and application of products, equipment and systems used to conserve the natural environment and resources, which minimizes and reduces the negative impact of human activities” CRITERIA OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY: • It minimizes the degradation of the environment;




It has a zero or low green house gas (GHG) emission;
It is safe for use and promotes healthy and improved environment for all forms of life; It conserves the use of energy and natural resources; and It promotes the use of renewable resources.

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Why Green Technology?

Green Technology
- solve the problems of destruction of the environment and natural resources - increase health levels and the quality of life - conserve the ecosystem as well as costs to the government in overcoming the negative effects from development - an alternative to improving the national economy without harming the environment

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PM’s COP15 Pledge
United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, Copenhagen

To reduce carbon emission up to 40% in terms of emission intensity of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) by 2020 compared with its 2005 levels

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Why Green Technology?

QUALITY OF LIFE

Due To Negative Impacts From Development

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Loss of income form polluted resources • Rivers, beaches and etc. Health costs for individual and government • Asthma, water contamination, food contamination and etc. Loss of ecosystem services • For instance healthy mangroves act as natural nurseries of fisheries industry and protection of coastal erosion Clean-up costs for government • Cleaning up of rivers, cleaning up of illegal dumping of hazardous waste

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What The Government Thinks
• Failure to incorporate climate change mitigation and adaptation into development policy has a great potential to undermine future economic growth. • The degree to which climate change will intensify depends on the development trajectory (low carbon development OR business as usual (BAU) high emissions scenario)

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What The Government Thinks Encourage win-win policy initiatives that can yield co-benefits Mitigation efforts – curtail GHG, increase carbon sinks Adaptation – increase adaptive capacity, reduce vulnerability, build resilience 8

Government Initiatives

Transportation

Energy

Building

Water & Waste Management

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Government Initiatives
MINISTRY OF ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND WATER (KeTTHA)

Low Energy Office (LEO) Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Putrajaya

In April 2009, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water was established in a cabinet reshuffle to replace the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications.

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Government Initiatives
NATIONAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY POLICY

The National Green Technology Policy was launched by the Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia on 24 July 2009.

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Government Initiatives
NATIONAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Policy Statement Green Technology shall be a driver to accelerate the national economy and promote sustainable development.

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Government Initiatives
NATIONAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY POLICY

ENERGY Seek to attain energy independence & promote efficient utilisation

SOCIAL Improve the quality of life for all

FOUR PILLARS

ENVIRONMENT Conserve and minimise the impact on the environment

ECONOMY Enhance the national economic development through the use of technology

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Government Initiatives
NATIONAL GREEN TECHNOLOGY POLICY

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To reduce the energy usage rate and at the same time...
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