RE & SAVE Roadshow arrives in Kota Kinabalu
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See you on 18th May, Saturday at SURIA SABAH SHOPPING MALL (Ground Floor entrance, next to QUIKSILVER).
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FIT & SAVE Roadshow arrives in Melaka
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See you on 20th April, Saturday at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre (Ground Floor, in front of Baskin Robbins).
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RM40bil needed to check floods
A staggering RM40bil is needed to remedy all the flood problems in the country, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.However, the Government was still short in flood mitigation projects with only RM2.4bil allocated so far under the 10th Malaysia Plan.
“So, we have to be creative and innovative when dealing with floods,” he told reporters after opening a seminar on “Climate Change: Adaptation or Mitigation, Do We Have a Choice?” organised by Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (Cetdem) here yesterday.
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GREEN TRANSPORT: Roadblocks to cycling culture
These issues are all too familiar to environmentalist Gurmit Singh, who had raised similar concerns in the 1970s, when he supported the use of the bike to combat traffic problems. Gurmit was Malaysia’s first bicycle advocate.
Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia executive director Anthony Tan concurs.
“People must view the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation, instead of a poor man‘s choice or for use in the villages.
“And our ministers, exco members and mayors should lead by example by riding to work,“ he adds.
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Sustainable Development Initiatives (SUDI), the CETDEM think tank, was launched on Monday 1st Aug. 2011 at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya.
SUDI Director, Engr. Gurmit Singh, welcomed attendees to the launch, and explained that the event was purposefully kept very informal so as to be in line with the Sustainability theme. UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Kamal Malhotra, then gave his opening remarks and launched SUDI.
UNDP Assistant Resident Representative, Mr. Asfaazam Kasbani, presented “LOW–EMISSION CLIMATE-RESILENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES”.
Engr. Gurmit Singh and Mr Chang Yii Tan introduced themselves as the SUDI study team.
The CONVERSATION on the proposed study then commenced for about an hour before the event was adjourned.
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SUDI, a think tank of CETDEM, will be launched on 1 Aug. 2011 at Hotel Armada PJ.
The launch (9:30-11:30am) will include a Conversation on the proposed study with the attendees.
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Mr Gurmit Singh, is SUDI Director.
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Power Wastage can be Curbed if Consumers Value Electricity
Power wastage among Malaysians can be curbed if they value electricity and accept the fact that the Government in embarking on gradual reduction of subsidy, the for Centre for Environment, Technology and Development (Cetdem) chairman, Gurmit Singh, said.
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