Awareness & Building Capacity (ABC)
of Urban Malaysians on Sustainable Energy
the third largest per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter among
the ten ASEAN nations, Malaysia has a responsibility to reduce its
greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including urban households.
a move towards this, CETDEM is currently running the ABC Project
funded by the UNDP Global Environmental Facility (GEF) starting
1st April 2003. It builds upon the previously completed project
on Public Awareness on Energy Efficiency (EE) & Renewable Energy
(RE) in 1999 as well as its recently completed project on Mobilising
Malaysians on Climate Change (MMCC).
plans to do this by:
and building the capacity of Malaysians from various sectors,
especially urban households, towards the potential of sustainable
energy usage, through energy efficiency, as well as of renewable
energy usage in the country
discussions on how best to increase public awareness and action
in this critical area
a citizen's system for assessing progress in sustainable energy
usage and conservation at the local community and other levels
purpose of this project is to make urban Malaysians more aware of
the potential for sustainable energy usage and to act to reduce
their ecological footprints in terms of reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, through renewable energy and energy efficiency. Through
this project, Malaysians will be exposed to the potential for sustainable
energy usage and will be guided to act to reduce their energy consumption.
towns across Malaysia will be involved, namely Petaling Jaya, Kuching,
Kuantan, Ipoh and Kota Kinabalu. Urban Malaysians will also be better
informed and better equipped with the information and the tools
to play their part in reducing their adverse impacts on climate
change and unsustainable energy usage. This site will be updated
for up coming events and the results of those events.
- We have
two facilitators from each town working with CETDEM on this project
- A citizen's
manual has been developed to help urban households reduce their
energy consumption. This manual provides information and options
on how to reduce energy consumption and adopt better practices.
have been held in Petaling Jaya, Kuching, Kuantan & Kota Kinabalu.
- Those involved
in the project have completed energy audits on their homes. This
has given them an idea of how much energy is being consumed in
- A draft
report of the audits from about 150 homes has been completed.
- An Interactive
CD has beeng produced, which will help in the conducting of home
- In the final
stage, which ends in Nov. 2005, briefings will be conducted in
4 more towns in Peninsular Malaysia & a final profile of energy
- The output
of this project will feed into the DDC project, which runs until
you would like to
conduct an audit of your home, you can download CETDEM's energy
CETDEM will send you a copy of the manual FOC
after you send in your completed audit form.
audit form can be sent by mail or fax at 03 - 7875 4039.
the UK, every household needs only to change three of their light
bulbs to energy efficient ones and they would have saved enough to
power all their streetlights.
most efficient fridge in the market can save about 10 tonnes of
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over their lifetime.
International Energy Agency predicts that the world's electrical
generating capacity will increase to about 5.8 million megawatts
by 2020 (from 3.3 million in 2000).
the world's fossil fuel supplies will begin to run out from the
years 2020 to 2060.
every 100 units of electricity that leaves a hydroelectric dam,
90 units gets lost in the transmission and conversion processes.