Since 2011, Malaysia has established the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) to provide guidance for Local Authorities, universities and any other regions on how to transform their cities into low carbon cities. The LCCF looks at addressing carbon emissions in 4 main areas: Urban Environment, Urban Infrastructure, Urban Transportation and Buildings. Local Authorities are encouraged to adopt LCCF and those that have, are finding success in their low carbon initiatives.
In Malaysia, the establishment of the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) that is being implemented by GreenTech Malaysia is helping Local Authorities transform their cities into low-carbon cities. Though still in its initial phase of implementation, cities that have adopted the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) are beginning to see the economic benefits not only for the Local Authorities, but also for the residents and businesses residing in these cities.
Below is a snapshot of the indirect economic benefits that these cities have enjoyed.
Many of the Local Authorities that are adopting LCCF typically look to local solution providers to meet their low carbon needs and ambitions. As more and more Local Authorities adopt LCCF and those that have already adopted LCCF begin working on more aggressive and ambitious plans, the market demand for locally available solutions will increase. This will further stimulate the local green economy and accelerate the transformation towards low carbon cities.