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The Green Technology Application for the Development of Low Carbon Cities (GTALCC) project is a 5-year project implemented by the Malaysian government and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project’s main aim is to facilitate the implementation of low carbon initiatives in Malaysian cities and showcase a clear and integrated approach to low carbon urban development. The project involves five participating cities, i.e. Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Petaling Jaya, Hang Tuah Jaya and Iskandar Malaysia.

The first of its kind in Malaysia, the GTALCC project involves the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) as the executing Ministry and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia as the lead consultant. The goal of GTALCC is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 346,442 tCO2e by the end of project. The project also aims toremove barriers to low carbon planning and development in Malaysian cities through the implementation of policy support to promote integrated low carbon urban development, awareness and institutional capacity building, and support to low carbon technology investments and demonstration projects in cities.

GTALCC will be organising a Low Carbon Cities Webinar Series consisting of 5 episodes on featuring specific topics, i.e. spatial planning and development, energy, transportation, waste management/ technology and greenhouse gas inventory/ climate change. The series aims to create awareness and share knowledge with stakeholders and associated actors within various sectors, related to strategies and good practices on Low Carbon Cities.