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RS-1: Selangor committed to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 — MB

By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini

SHAH ALAM, July 27 — Selangor remains committed towards achieving zero carbon emissions in its urban areas and municipalities by 2050 under the First Selangor Plan (RS-1), said Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

To achieve the goal, he said the detection of greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors will be implemented using the carbon reporting mechanisms for industries.

“Apart from that, the state government also will develop a framework for greenhouse gas calculations to enable better low-carbon planning on the domestic level.

“With these initiatives, we can improve the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase our resilience to climate risks and enhance biodiversity protection,” Amirudin said when tabling RS-1 during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly here today.

RS-1 focuses on the four main themes of economy, society, sustainability and governance, which serve as a roadmap for achieving the Smart State agenda by 2025.

He added that currently Selangor still records positive (existing) carbon emissions, with sectors like energy, transportation and construction being the main contributors of carbon emissions in the state.

“I believe we have the potential to be a low-carbon state by focusing on improving these sectors through innovative ways,” Amirudin said.

Meanwhile, the Menteri Besar said the state government and local councils play important roles towards preserving Selangor’s environment and biodiversity.

“Under RS-1, we have outlined three strategies and nine projects that will increase biodiversity sustainability and natural resources in the state.

“We will also continue to focus on environmental sustainability, as well as improve social well-being through the development of green infrastructure and conserving natural resources. We are very committed to being a low carbon state in the future,” he said.

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