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Implementation of the SDGs at Local Level: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Shoreline Ecosystems of Iskandar Malaysia (PESISIR)

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Implementation of the SDGs at Local Level: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Shoreline Ecosystems of Iskandar Malaysia (PESISIR)
Ms. Sharifah Shahidah Syed Ahmad, RCE Iskandar
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Implementation of the SDGs at Local Level: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Shoreline Ecosystems of Iskandar Malaysia (PESISIR)

  1. 1. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Implementation of the SDGs at local level: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Shoreline Ecosystems of Iskandar Malaysia (PESISIR) 11th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting and Symposium “Mainstreaming the SDGs: Education and Impact” 25 – 27 September 2018
  2. 2. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Five (5) Local Authorities Johor Bahru City Council Iskandar Puteri City Council Pasir Gudang Municipal Council Kulai Municipal Council Pontian District Council IRDA was established through an Act of Parliament to deliver on the Iskandar Malaysia vision. Co chairmen: Prime Minister & Johor Chief Minister Agency under the Prime Minister’s Department Roles & Responsibil ities of IRDA Planning Promotion Facilitation The 5 Economic Corridors
  3. 3. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Iskandar Malaysia’s Coastal Development Development at reclamation land Aquaculture activities Business district along coastline Housing Development
  4. 4. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Challenges and Key Issues in Iskandar Malaysia’s Coastline
  5. 5. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Shoreline Ecosystems of Iskandar Malaysia PESISIR Focus Areas Coastal Partnership to better understand IM coastal areas in a more holistic manner, covering ecological, social and economic elements.
  6. 6. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Objectives
  7. 7. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Pilot Case: Tanjung Kupang
  8. 8. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Pilot Case: Tanjung Kupang Seagrass Meadow Rocky Shore Knobbly Sea Star Swimming Anemone Sea Hare
  9. 9. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Pilot Case: Kelab Alami Launched in 2008, registered as an environmental education club in 2009. Fishing village youth are trained as habitat experts; scientifically monitoring seagrass and mangrove habitats and working as ecotourism guides for visitors to the area. Enabling the community to earn alternative livelihoods, take part in, and benefit from the development around them and continue to document the changing natural and cultural heritage of the area.
  10. 10. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Pilot Case: Kelab Alami in Tanjung Kupang Current Strengths • Research and Academicians Support • Strong Community Involvement Areas for Improvement • Government linkages • Private Involvement • Recognition • Sustainability Goal • Set up, manage and maintain a Nature & Heritage Centre to showcase the flora, fauna and fishing heritage of this unique region Friends of Tourism Johor (State Level) Research funding by Port Authority Biodiversity Inventory Programme (National Level) Certified Local Nature Tourist Guides/ Green Badge Involved in exhibitions; talks; seminars; technical visits etc. Pesisir Intervention (since 2016) Work In Progress/ Continuous • Land/ area to develop the heritage centre • Promotion and recognition of Kelab Alami as caretaker of the area • Fund sourcing to conduct research and develop repository SDG
  11. 11. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Lesson Learnt and Way Forward Develop ment Pressure Databas e &Reposit ory New Sites
  12. 12. www.iskandarmalaysia.com.my THANK YOU GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Iskandar Malaysia Green Portal www.iskandarmalaysia.com.my/green

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