The ‘12th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2021’ (WCSC 2021) themed ‘Low Carbon Society: From Blueprint to Implementation’, will be addressing issues pertaining to low carbon cities, sustainable urban mobility, urban environment / greenery, and climate change. According to UN Habitat, cities consume 78 per cent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. At the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark and having ratified the Paris Agreement 2015, Malaysia has committed to reducing its carbon emission intensity in comparison to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 45% by the year 2030 relative to the emissions intensity of GDP in year 2005.
Cities globally are taking initiatives and working on a sustainable urbanization approach that centers on reducing the carbon footprint or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cities by means of minimizing or abolishing the utilization of energy sourced from fossil fuels and tackling climate change. A low carbon city is a society where people collaborate and put efforts into reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions, whether emitted from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or from commercial and industrial activities.
Established since 2009, the ‘International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) annual series aims at providing a constructive and inclusive platform to enlighten, educate, inspire and encourage community engagement among the public & private sectors, as well as community groups and city residents.
Throughout the past eleven (11) WCSC conferences, with the official endorsement and support of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), WCSC has successfully managed to share, educate, enlighten and create greater awareness to City Managers, Residents’ Associations, NGO’s, built-environment industry professionals, academicians and all city stakeholders on the benefits and challenges faced in our aspirations of becoming a World Class City. WCSC has continuously engaged with world renowned experts to showcase some of the best practices and experiences from cities across the world, and to provide an opportunity for conference participants to learn and understand the efforts made within our own nation to make Kuala Lumpur City, a World Class City.