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Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) Competition


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Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) Competition
Case Study Session
Ms. Velerie Siambun, RCE Iskandar
12th Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting
4-6 June, 2019, Hangzhou, China

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Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) Competition

  1. 1. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Low Carbon Awareness among Primary School Students through Iskandar Malaysia Eco-Life Challenge (IMELC) Competition Theme: Enabling a low-carbon society through Education for Sustainable Development RCE Iskandar MALAYSIA 12th ASIA-PACIFIC RCE REGIONAL MEETING 4 – 6 June 2019
  2. 2. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 2 Introduction Project benefit Stakeholders engagement Contribution to theme Impacts analyses Way forward CONTENT
  3. 3. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 3 The Five Economic Corridors ISKANDAR MALAYSIA sq km or 570,000 acres of the state of Johor times the size of Singapore Five (5) Local Authorities Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang Majlis Perbandaran Kulai Majlis Daerah Pontian IRDA was established through an Act of Parliament to deliver on the Iskandar Malaysia vision. Co chairmen: Prime Minister & Johor Chief Minister Regional Agency under the Federal Government of Malaysia Roles & Responsibilities of IRDA Planning Promotion Facilitation
  4. 4. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Iskandar Malaysia Holistic Eco-system A resilient ecosystem, anchored by wealth generators, creating regional wealth that is to be shared equally among communities. Wealth generation and wealth sharing, balanced by optimal use of ecological assets, to enhance the Quality of Life in Iskandar Malaysia, turning it into a leading global region. Together with this, spatial management and good governance would enable the realisation of its Vision and goals by 2025. “Strong and Sustainable Metropolis of International Standing” Iskandar Malaysia: Vision Page 2
  5. 5. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Low Carbon Society Blueprint For Iskandar Malaysia 2025 • Launched on 30 November 2012 at the UNFCCC in Doha, Qatar; • Serves as a guide for policy-makers, businesses, NGOs and others into going green; • 12 Actions grouped into 3 Themes with a total of 281 Programmes; • Each Action contains an analysis, list of programmes and potential reduction of GHG emission; • 2018: Up to 60 programmes implemented; • 2017: 13% GHG intensity reduction. Page 5
  6. 6. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 7 Targets of SDG 13 focus on the integration of climate change measures into national policies, the improvement of education, awareness-raising and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warnings. ISKANDAR MALAYSIA’S SDG IMPLEMENTATION
  8. 8. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 9 SUSTAINABLE GOAL 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Elements of Education for Sustainable Development: Target audience Primary schools (teachers and pupils), parents, public community Coordinating organisations 1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 2. Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) 3. Johor State Education Department (JPNJ), Malaysia Initiative Type Teacher training, environmental literacy, science literacy, competition Main purpose a. To raise awareness of energy efficiency among primary students and teachers and promote consciousness towards energy usage and its conservation b. Inculcating energy savings behaviour from young c. To reduce carbon emission in Johor through awareness and education; d. To create a Low Carbon Society for Iskandar Malaysia by the year 2025. Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  10. 10. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 12 Stakeholders Including 40,000 participating students from 403 schools around Johor, Malaysia KEY PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS
  11. 11. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA • 23 schools • 3,790 students 2013 • 80 schools • 15,623 students 2014 • 228 schools • 27,628 students 2015 • 231 schools • 27,125 students 2016 • 346 schools • 34,000 students 2017 • 403 schools • 40,000 students 2018 IMELC focuses on energy household accounting. School children track the energy consumption, waste generation and management, travelling choices, frugal consumption and utilizing renewable energy resources (sunlight). The aim is to raise children’s awareness and involvement levels on low carbon aspects. CURRENT ACHIEVEMENT
  13. 13. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 17 THE FUTURE WE DESIRE.. Policy support Training Educators Curriculum Reformation Integrate ESD into national / state policies in education and sustainable development Capacity building for enhancing ESD in educators Potential implementation and broadening of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Iskandar Malaysia Ensuring the education provides its learners with knowledge of the “biological & ecological conditions” and actions required
  14. 14. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA Page 19 WAY FORWARD Science to Action (S2A) is the way forward towards creating low carbon futures. Considerations for climate change plan formulation include: Stakeholders support Check and balance Existing policy direction ❖ Incorporation of science into policy ❖ Scientific modelling and scenario planning translated into summary for policy makers Geographical setting ❖ Expanding the initiatives outside of Iskandar Malaysia boundaries ❖ Government Agencies and Private Sector - Implementation and funding (PPP) ❖ NGOs and community - Green/Local Champion and Implementation ❖ University - Research ❖ Continuous monitoring effort to ensure good progress and “measure to manage”
  15. 15. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA • Iskandar Malaysia has completed 6 stages of the Low Carbon Development Cycle (2011-2016: Research/Science to 58% targeted reduction by 2025 to programme implementation). Stage 6 of the cycle – Tracking Performance of Implemented Low Carbon Society programmes -→ Iskandar Malaysia Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2017. • Emission intensity per GDP in the year 2017 is 0.2158 kilo tonnes of carbon dioxide per million ringgit Malaysia (ktCO2/RM Million), which marks a 13 % reduction compared with 2010 emission intensity of 0.2483 ktCO2/RM Million. Iskandar Malaysia Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory 2017 Page 6 2017 Basic Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory by Sectors in Iskandar Malaysia