Kuala Lumpur (KL) City, ahead of many cities in developing countries, declared their ambitious target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. KL City has enjoyed a cooperative bond with Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) since 2019, and efforts were enhanced in 2022 when Saitama City joined as a collaborative city. These three cities are determined to take the lead on decarbonisation in the region. Wangsa Maju, a district in the north-east of KL, was chosen by KL City as a strategic platform for the integrated and accelerated implementation of decarbonisation projects. This district will serve as a model for low-carbon buildings, low-carbon mobility and nature positive solutions in Malaysia and Asia.
At this event, participating municipalities will present their initiatives towards carbon neutrality and explore opportunities for future collaboration. They will also gain insights from the Sustainable Energy Development Agency, ASEAN Secretariat (tbd), JICA Malaysia, the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, and JETRO Kuala Lumpur as they discuss carbon neutrality in Malaysia and ASEAN, and share their hopes for cooperation between KL City, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Saitama City.