Success Stories

MESTECC entered into a joint programme with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) on a national project to develop energy efficient low- carbon transport in Malaysia. With GreenTech Malaysia being under the purview of MESTECC, a lot of headway has been made by the organisation to realise the objectives under this programme.

Baseline Study and Data Collection

The collaborative project was initiated to gain a better understanding of the environmental landscape
of Langkawi, since UNESCO declared it as one of the Global Geoparks – the first in South East Asia. It consisted of a baseline study on the energy consumption and reduction in carbon emissions, which was funded through GEF5-UNIDO with support from the MESTECC, Kedah State Economic Development Division (BPEN Kedah), Langkawi District Office and Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).
UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) was entrusted to conduct the study covering socio-economic, energy-related, and environmental aspects of Langkawi across 9 key sectors.

The data collected between 2012 and 2016 revealed that electricity use is the largest source of carbon emissions in Langkawi. In 2012, the highest amount of carbon emissions was contributed by the industry sector, followed by the transportation sector. However in 2016, the transportation sector overtook industrial electricity usage.

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