Low Carbon City Framework
When you’re sharing a planet with 7 billion people and countless living beings, it’s possible to underestimate the impact of one’s lifestyle choices on the environment. Do seemingly modest actions like carpooling, or composting kitchen scraps, actually make a difference? And on a bigger scale, what can cities do to facilitate the lifestyle and infrastructural changes needed for a better future?
In Malaysia, Cyberjaya is one of two cities spearheading the way as a pioneer green township (the other being the country’s administrative capital of Putrajaya). It’s a natural fit, as technology plays a key role in enabling sustainable living.
The goal is to cut carbon emissions in the city by 21% by the year 2020. To achieve this, a Low Carbon City Framework was formulated to align and mobilise green efforts, covering Urban Environment, Urban Transportation, Urban Infrastructure and Building.
Through this framework, it is hoped that Cyberjaya will become a catalyst for positive change, not only in business and technology, but also as a model for sustainable future cities.