The last leg of the SLiM seminars, with the theme of Living within the Ecological Limits of One Planet, will be held at Grand Bluewave Hotel, 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri, 90300 Johor Bahru, Johor.
This seminar is part of EPSM’s SLiM campaign to mainstream sustainable development in Malaysia. In addition to providing a background on sustainable development and its implementation, the Seminar also focuses on helping participants to reduce their carbon, water and food footprints by sharing practical experiences and case studies.
This seminar is organised by EPSM in partnership with Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) and Green Earth Society, with funding from the GEF Small Grants Programme. It will be officiated by the Johor State Government Executive Council Chairman for Health and Environment, YB Datuk Haji Ayub Rahmat, with the presence of the Mayor for Johor Bahru, YBhg Tuan Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Mohamed Dewam (to be confirmed).
By attending this seminar, participants will get to listen to EPSM’s presentation on the results of its survey carried out in five states to calculate the carbon, water and food footprints of a sample of urban households in Malaysia. Conducted since 2012, this survey has covered more than 450 households to date.
The seminar would be of direct relevance to stakeholders from the federal government, state government and local authorities, professional organisations, private sector, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, youth, academia and interested individuals. The program and presentations of Speakers are below.
8.00 am Registration
9.00 am Welcome Remarks
9.20 am Opening Address by Johor State Government Executive Council Chairman for Health and Environment, YB Datuk Haji Ayub Rahmat
9.45 am SESSION 1: IMPLEMENTING THE CONCEPT – ‘SUSTAINABLE’
- Sustainable Development Strategy and Agenda 21 Selangor (2000): Options for Johor by Datin Paduka Dr Halimaton Saadiah Hashim, Senior Fellow, Institute for Environment and Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and former Director, Town and Country Planning Department, Selangor
- Experience of Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) in Implementing Local Agenda 21: Successes, Challenges And Opportunities. by Lee Lih-Shyan, Head, One Stop Centre Unit, and Secretariat, Petaling Jaya Low Carbon City Task Force, MBPJ
10.40 am *Tea Break
11.10 am SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT ‘SUSTAINABLE’
- Introduction to Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, and Beyond (1992-2012) by Datin Sushiela McCoy, Chair, SLiM Working Group, EPSM
- Local Agenda 21: Framework for Implementing Agenda 21 at the Local Level by Professor Dr Phang Siew Nooi, Universiti Utara Malaysia
12.10pm SESSION 3: MEASURING SUSTAINABILITY AND STEPS FOR ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE LIVING
- The Ecological Footprint Analysis & Sustainable Production and Consumption by Randolph Jeremiah, Vice President, EPSM
12.35pm SESSION 4: A SAMPLING OF MALAYSIA’S SUSTAINABILITY STATUS
Malaysian Lifestyle Behaviour – EPSM’s SGP Project on Measuring the Carbon, Water and Food Footprints of Malaysian Households by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM
2.15pm SESSION 5: LIVING WITHIN ECOLOGICAL LIMITS
- Reducing the Carbon Footprint: Addressing Climate Change by Anthony Tan, Executive Director, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (CETDEM)
- Reducing the Food Footprint by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM
3.10pm *Tea Break
3.30pm SESSION 6: CASE STUDIES AT THE LOCAL AUTHORITY, COMMUNITY, HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS
- Greening a Condominium Complex & Home by Joann Lim, Hon. Secretary, EPSM
Greening a Local Authority – Petaling Jaya Low Carbon Green City by Lee Lih Shyan, Head, One Stop Centre Unit, and Secretariat, Petaling Jaya Low Carbon Green City Task Force, MBPJ
4.15pm PANEL DISCUSSION – The Way Forward (tbc)
4.55pm CLOSING SESSION
Vote of Thanks by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM
*Only vegetarian food will be served in the interest of sustainable living and a lower ecological footprint