ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) to formalize their collaboration on energy efficiency.
Main photo (l-r): Elina Jani and Ts. Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor (MGTC), R Narayanan, Nirmala Devi and Joyce Lim (ABB) at the signing of the MoU.
MGTC is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) mandated to drive the country’s green growth, climate change mitigation and green lifestyle agenda.
Agreement to pave way for mutual sharing of domain knowledge and capacity building activities
The agreement comes at an important juncture given Malaysia’s renewed commitment towards achieving net zero by 2050 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). It outlines areas for collaboration which includes awareness building; advocating the development of minimum efficiency standards for electric motors; engaging key stakeholders in knowledge sharing dialogues; and establishing partnership networks to help industries identify energy efficient technology and solutions that deliver the greatest value.
R Narayanan, ABB Malaysia’s Country MD and Senior Vice President, Asia, ABB Motion Business Area (right); and Ts. Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor, Chief Executive Officer, MGTC (left) signed the agreement during an event streamed on the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) platform, South East Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions.
“Our commitment to address climate change began even before the Paris Agreement was signed when the country announced its carbon mitigation target at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in 2009. We have come a long way but more can be done especially in increasing the uptake of energy efficiency,” said Shamsul Bahar.
Increased focus on energy efficiency adoption to contribute to Malaysia’s net zero emissions target
Three national policies, particularly the National Green Technology Policy (NGTP), the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP), sets out a coherent framework to drive the nation’s low-carbon future. In joining the global initiative to combat climate change, Malaysia has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity of GDP by 45 per cent in 2030 based on 2005 emission levels.
“Some of our green measures include our Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge to encourage municipalities in Malaysia towards initiating low carbon initiatives in their cities, and our Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint to promote low carbon initiatives in the transport sector. We have seen successes in areas of facilitating green financing in Malaysia, promoting green procurement in public sector via our MyHIJAU Recognition Scheme for green products and services, in addition to the overwhelming response from municipalities in Malaysia to our Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge Program. The signing of the MoU with ABB in Malaysia underpins our commitment to the nation’s sustainable future. By collaborating with technology leaders, we hope to broaden our range of strategies to reap the full potential of energy efficiency as a key element in the national energy policy framework,” he added.
“As a Group, ABB in Malaysia is geared towards working with key stakeholders through our four leading business areas namely Electrification, Process Automation, Motion and Robotics & Discrete Automation. Every industry sector is different and ABB’s full portfolio enables us to offer unique solutions that allow local industry players to optimize their processes without causing irreversible damage to the environment,” said R Narayanan.
“The MoU is a cornerstone in our commitment towards energizing the transformation of societies for a sustainable future. Energy efficiency has been regarded as the first fuel to combat climate change by the International Energy Agency. By building a collaborative ecosystem involving governments, investors, industries and businesses, we can influence the biggest shift to accelerate Malaysia’s clean energy revolution,” he concluded.
Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) is an agency of the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) mandated to drive the country in the scope of Green Growth, Climate Change Mitigation and Green Lifestyle. Three national policies, in particular, the National Green Technology Policy (NGTP), the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP), regulated MGTC’s role as a catalyst for green economic growth. MGTC’s initiatives and programs focus on achieving a long-term impact by 2030 with a 45% reduction rate in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, increasing GDP from green technology by RM 100 billion and generating 230,000 green job opportunities.
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