Low Carbon City Framework

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has agreed to adopt the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) prepared by keTTHA and MIP as guidelines in its effort to transform Petaling Jaya to a Low Carbon City on 14th December 2010. This was a follow up action in responding to our nation's commitment to achieve 40% decrease in carbon generation per GDP in the 2007 COP 15 Climate Change. Pursuant to that, a workshop organised by the Petaling Jaya's Low Carbon Green City Task Force, involving council members and relevant technical department, was held on 1-2nd June 2011 at Sakinah Eco Resort, Janda baik Pahang to draft a Low Carbon Strategic Framework, Energy Saving Action Plan and Petaling Jaya Green Manual. In the Petaling Jaya's Low Carbon City Action Plan and Green Manual meeting dated 30th June 2011, it was agreed that the said documents will be adopted and it was subsequently approved by the Council on 28th July 2011.

MBPJ's forefront in climate change and reduction of carbon dioxide was a continuation from Local Agenda 21. MBPJ was a pioneer in implementing Local Agenda 21 programs in Malaysia since 1996, 4 years after the Agenda 21 was created and signed by 178 countries during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Agenda 21 which consist of 40 Chapters and grouped into 4 Sections with 28 Principles, is the world's commitment towards initiatives in overcoming environmental pollutions and challenges in sustainable development. After the appointment by the Ministry of Housing and Local Authority and United Nations Development Programmes, with 3 other local authorities, to spearhead LA 21's pioneer project in year 2000, MBPJ's continuous effort has garnered numerous recognitions and accolades from various stakeholders. MBPJ is focusing on multiple aspects namely social integration, safety, environmental conservation, capacity building and education as well as publicity.

MBPJ has also being offered by the Carbon Trust United Kingdom to participate in Low Carbon Cities Malaysia program which aims to assist local authorities in Malaysia to prepare their carbon reduction plan and efficient energy utilization in local authority's administrative buildings. The programme will be carried out for 6 months and funded by UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The program will assist MBPJ to establish strategies for carbon reduction in MBPJ's building within 5 years period. 

Organisation Task Force of Low Carbon Green City of Petaling Jaya
The Task Force of Low Carbon Green City of Petaling Jaya was established on 14 December 2010 in accordance with the implementation of Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF), produced by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP).

The committee members include 5 Councillors of MBPJ and 2 representatives from NGO namely CETDEM and MIP.

The main functions of the committee are :-
  • To plan, coordinate and monitor the implementation of LCCF and Low Carbon Green City Action Plan of Petaling Jaya
  • To promote low carbon green initiative of MBPJ and Petaling Jaya
  • Capacity building for all stakeholders in Petaling Jaya pertaining to Low Carbon Green City of Petaling Jaya
  • To apprise the top management of Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on the planning and progress of the Low Carbon Green City of Petaling Jaya