SUSTAINABLE, CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
KUALA LUMPUR: Many might think that the
cost of building a green and sustainable building
is much, much more than that of a normal
But it's not. Cenviro Sdn Bhd (Cenviro) managing director, Khalid Bahsoon, said the cost only differs between five and 10 percent.But you must choose your material well, he said.
In an interview on Market Talk on Wednesday, Khalid noted that some of the more established companies, particularly in western countries, had seen a significant increase in profits after they become green.
"I believe the public and stakeholders generally want to see a better treatment of the environment. People seem to be more willing to invest in and participate with companies which are more green. That's the route to go.
"And in Southeast Asia, there's a lot of room for companies here to be more sustainable and profitable," he told Astro AWANI business editor and host Ibrahim Sani.
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WILL increasing water and electricity rates help reduce consumption and wastage? Is solar energy the next big “alternative” wave? How do we keep our rivers clean?
All these issues were addressed in a recent interview with Energy,Green Technology and Water Ministry's (KeTTHA) secretary general Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang
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It has become increasingly obvious that issues of energy and environment cannot be ignored if development, economic fortitude, and societal well-being are the goals of a country. Back in 2011, Malaysia had an ambitious plan to build a “green economy”, in line with this. We discuss what a truly green economy looks like and what Malaysia's national green economy framework reflects, with YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia.
By 2050, the world population will reach 9.5 billion, 70 per cent of which will live in resource-intensive urban areas. As economic growth also accelerates, the signals are getting clearer: the Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems will simply not support ‘business as usual’ for much longer. Goal 12 of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs) aims at ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. We discuss why this is imperative for sustainable development with Dr Anthony Chiu and Dr Hari Ramalu Ragavan, who are both involved with the 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP)
Under constant pressure from governments, the media and consumers alike, the packaging industry is increasingly considering how its products can be made more sustainable. This is in the face of unprecedented environmental impacts on the planet due to waste generation, particularly in the fast-urbanising Asia-PaciHic.
Sustainable packaging is a topic that will be addressed at the upcoming 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) in October in Melaka.
From policy and management to lifestyles and thinking, the world needs to raise its game to minimise its impacts on the environment while pursuing
economic growth. In October, a regional roundtable is bringing together stakeholders to share impactful ideas and Eindings on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in order to elevate smart partnerships in terms of policies, professionalism and practices.
Held from the 24th to the 26th of October 2017 in Melaka, the Asia PaciEic Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is a platform for governments, businesses, academics and non-governmental organisations to effectively scale up efforts in SCP. Among other things, it aims to propel private-public sector collaborations in SCP implementation and ownership towards green growth.
Work to reduce carbon emission in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is progressing and is unlikely to be affected by the US’ decision to withdraw from climate change agreements in Paris, said an industry observer.
Prof Anthony Shun Fung Chiu from Philippine-based De La Salle University said governments in the region remained committed on their shared responsibility to reduce climate change and its negative impact on the environment and the economy.“It’s unlikely that the governments will renege on the commitment,” Shun, who is also a United Nation’s (UN) International Resource Panel member, told The Malaysian Reserve in a recent interview.