Shah Alam City Council
Malaysia

Population: 541306
Area of jurisdiction: 290 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 40% by 2020 (2005) 40% by 2020 (2005)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 40% by 2020 (2005) 40% by 2020 (2005)
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  208,825 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2010

Mitigation actions

Compost Shah Alam
The landscape maintenance in Shah Alam has produced tonnes of garden waste which are largely being discarded into landfills. As such, the Shah Alam Compost project was initiated to reduce cost but also provide higher quality and reasonably priced soil mixture for Shah Alam.Due to this project, garden waste volume dumped into landfills has been reduced by 24% while chemical fertilizer purchase costs have similarly gone down by 17%. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Composting Kitchen Waste Recycle Program
Shah Alam City Council has started the composting project together with the residents since January 2012. The Council provided the incentives by giving out sets of free compost bins, Effective Microrganisms (EM) and bokashi in various phases to the participants. While initial response was minimal, subsequent developments have shown more participants become more responsive as the programme was adapted to the community's needs. By the 3rd Phase, all participants who receive the compost bins completed the program. The next phase of this programme was the Kitchen Waste Recycling Program where the programme was initiated in the Raja Muda (Integration) Section 4 primary school. 4 starter kits of recycling bins to the school as an incentive along with EM commencing from October 2013. A monthly monitoring exercise is also conducted to ensure the program runs smoothly apart from educating the school children about the importance of food recycling and composting. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Shah Alam Trees For Life
The 'Shah Alam River & Trees for Life "is a program of public involvement, NGOs and corporate bodies to take care of the environment. The programme was first initiated in 2010. Objectives of this program are to propagate the spirit of volunteerism in caring for the environment, to empower non-governmental organization and green activists to spearhead the Shah Alam green initiative. As of now, due to active participation, nearly 44,330 trees have been planted in Shah Alam Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Park n Ride Commuter Station
The objectives for this Infrastructure were to improvise the lack of parking spaces faced by car users 9, and to reduce the traffic problem around the Section 19 Commuter Station. It also aimed to encourage the people to use public transportation which helps to minimize CO emissions Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Shah Alam Urban Track Incorparating Pedestrian & Bicycle Lane
Early 2012 the Shah Alam City Council took the bold step to lay a dedicated bike and pedestrian way that provides safety, comfort and freedom of space for the Section 4 residents. Apart from recreational intentions, the city council intends to encourage the adoption of a low carbon and heathly lifestyle by the public Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Stakeholder Education Programme
The Green Apperentice programe commenced in 2010 with the intention of exposing young schooldchildren towards the environment and innoculating a sense of responsibility towards the environment . So far, 750 young kids have been trained under this programme to plant trees and vegetables from a young age. There is also the Dusun Community projects which seeks to encourage growing of trees to be adopted by individual households Start year 2010
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Cooking Oil Recycle Program
Used cooking oil is both unhealthy for human consumption and also leads to water pollution in public drains systems in Shah Alam. Drainage systems which are near food preparation purposes are especially affected.. Therefore, Shah Alam City Council has initiated a cooking oil recycle program where the cooking oil is used as low grade industrial fuel for factory machinery in food industries. From month to month, the use of cooking oil as low grade oil has increased by 10% since its inception. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Shah Alam Recycle Promotion Campaign
The increase in Shah Alam's population over the years has resulted in the increased production of waste. MBSA has carried out many campaigns related to the 3 R concept in order to increase the involvement and awareness of public towards proper waste management. The main aim of the awareness program is to reduce, reuse and recycle of waste. The recycle program has successfully audited and proven to reduce nearly 1% of the daily waste amount sent to the landfill. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Water Permeable Parking Area
The purpose of the construction was to manage the water resources including natural as well as man-made elements. The permeable water pavement is the concrete pavement construction works to permeate runoff surface in a natural way through the pores of the concrete pavement. This provide better management for natural runoff and less maintenance because the frequency of damage in the parking area can be reduced using durable material. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Rain Water Harvesting
Rain Water Harvesting System ( SPAH ) objective is to use the harvesting water from rain for daily purposes , landscape and water flushing. SPAH is currently compulsory for any individual development such as factory, housing n comercial building under Shah Alam City Council. Shah Alam City Council start implementing the requirement since January 2013. SPAH help to reduce the demand for water from the public. It will also help to supply water when there is water crisis that emerge in the area. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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