SLiM Johor Bahru 24-May-2014

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.

PROGRAM

8.00 am          Registration

OPENING SESSION

9.00 am          Welcome Remarks

      • Nithi Nesadurai, President, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM)
      • P. Sivakumar, President, Green Earth Society 
      • YBhg Tuan Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Mohamed Dewam, Mayor, Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (TBC)

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’

10.40 am        *Tea Break

11.10 am        SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT ‘SUSTAINABLE’

12.10pm         SESSION 3: MEASURING SUSTAINABILITY AND STEPS FOR  ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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

1.00pm           *Lunch

2.15pm         SESSION 5: LIVING WITHIN ECOLOGICAL LIMITS

3.10pm           *Tea Break

3.30pm           SESSION 6: CASE STUDIES AT THE LOCAL AUTHORITY,  COMMUNITY, HOUSEHOLD AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS

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

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