SLiM Petaling Jaya 11-Jan-2014

With the theme of Living within the Ecological Limits of One Planet, the seminar was successfully held at Jaya 33 Convention Centre (Courtyard@4), 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya.

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 reduce their carbon, water and food footprints by sharing practical experiences and case studies.  A copy of the Press Release can be downloaded here.

This seminar is organised by EPSM in partnership with Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), with funding from the GEF Small Grants Programme. It will be officiated by the Selangor State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, with the presence of the Mayor for Petaling Jaya, Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad.

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.

8.00am: Registration

Opening Session

9.00am:           Welcome Remarks

      • Nithi Nesadurai, President, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM) – Opening Speech
      • Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad, Mayor, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
      • David Lee, National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)

9.20am:           Opening Address by Selangor State Government Executive Councillor in charge of Local Government

9.45am:           Session 1: Understanding the concept – ‘Sustainable Development/Living’

10.40am:         Tea Break

11.10am          Session 2: Implementing the concept – ‘Sustainable Development/Living’

12.10pm          Session 3: Tools for measuring sustainability and steps for achieving sustainable living

12.35am:         Session 4: A sampling of Malaysia’s sustainability status

1.00pm Lunch

2.15pm:           Session 5: Living within ecological limits

3.10pm: Tea break

3.30pm            Session 6: Case studies at the individual, household, community and local authority levels

4.15pm            Panel Discussion – The Way Forward  moderated by  Mano Maniam, Executive Committee Member, EPSM

4.55pm            Closing Session - Vote of Thanks by Nithi Nesadurai, President, EPSM


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