Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cabinet nod for green guidelines

The Cabinet has approved a green neighborhood and low carbon city framework and assessment system aimed at reducing the nation's carbon emissions.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the guidelines would bring the country a step closer to achieving the goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 40% by 2020 as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Copenhagen last year.

“We are going all out to push the guidelines.

“Studies have shown that urbanization contributes more than 50% of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. Our small cities and townships are getting bigger,'' Chor said after launching The Star Property Fair 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center yesterday.

Also present were Star Publications (M) Bhd executive deputy chairman Datuk Vincent Lee and chief events officer Iris Tan.

A Cabinet paper on the guidelines was approved yesterday, said Chor, adding that it was a joint collaboration between his ministry and the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.

The guidelines, which would be distributed to local authorities, would promote 3R (reduce, reuse and recyle) practices as well as other environmental-friendly policies.

“We hope developers will help spur green neighborhoods by providing more cycling and walking paths to reduce vehicle use.

“The guidelines are not compulsory but it makes good business sense to do it,” he said.

Green Sabah says: Hope that this new green guidelines to reduce the greenhouse effect in the country, so that we are able to reduce the pollution rates and have a healthier, greener environment. The 3R will also help reduce waste.

13 comments:

zam said...

usaha untuk menjaga alam sekitar patut disokong oleh semua.

zam said...

teruskan usaha yang mampu menyumbang sesuatu yang positif terhadap alam sekitar.

me gusta said...

How about they implement a rule that requires people to car pool when entering the city? Besides can reduce the traffic jam, this way will also reduce the greenhouse effect.

rebirth said...

now, the framework and assessment system has been approved by cabinet, so hopefully those ministry and related authorities will do their best to achieve the goal..

rebirth said...

not necessarily the goal was achieved by 2020.. lagi awal lagi bagus..

Smookiekins said...

A greenhouse is a structure with different types of covering materials, such as a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic walls; it heats up because incoming visible solar radiation (for which the glass is transparent) from the sun is absorbed by plants, soil, and other things inside the building.

antap said...

kita semua perlu ada kesedaran dalam menjaga alam sekitar kita. alam sekitar adalah sumber kehidupan kita.

Wazxiran said...

Perkara yang baik kenapa perlu ditolak? Seharusnya diberikan sokongan.

Irish said...

hope everyone will follow this guidelines and support 'green' effort.

DorianG said...

eco friendly...

DorianG said...

BRILLIANT INNITIATIVE TOWARDS A BETTER TOMMOROW FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION

Mohd Ishak said...

Diharapkan semua pihak tidak kira kerajaan ataupun swasta akan mengikuti garis panduan ini supaya lebih mesra alam.

Mohd Ishak said...

Betul, kita patut menyokong semua yang baik untuk kita supaya program seperti ini boleh berjalan lancar.

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