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on 9 Jan, 15:18
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Xiwen Yeoh

Green Finance: Energy Security and Sustainable Development

Majority of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The fight against climate change has become a defining feature in energy policy making, but the implications are daunting. Meeting the emission goals pledged by countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would still leave the world 13.7 billion tons of CO2—60% above the level needed to remain on track for just 2ºC warming by 2035.

We can lower emissions by taking the appropriate steps on both the supply and demand side. On the supply side, shifting to cleaner and greener resources, and raising the share of renewable energy resources in the energy basket, could effectively reduce emissions. On the demand side, reducing consumption, and using energy-efficient machines like electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars can improve energy efficiency. Whether applying supply side solutions or demand side solution, green finance is a key issue.

To improve energy security, especially for the developing economies which are more vulnerable to energy price fluctuations, it is also important to diversify the energy basket by minimizing dependence on fossil fuels and increasing alternative green resources, i.e. renewable energy resources. However, renewable energy projects (i.e. solar power plants, wind power generators) and projects for raising energy efficiency require high investment costs. Banks are reluctant to lend to renewable energy projects because from their point of view, these projects are risky. This conference will highlight new and practical methods for financing green energy projects and explore solutions for maintaining energy security for sustainable development.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/309654849552618/

on 31 Oct, 12:39

Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest

Taken from their Facebook Event, https://www.facebook.com/events/140264303277716/

Wondering how to reduce your waste and begin your zero waste journey? Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest is brought to you by Zero Waste Malaysia, Sampah, Menyampah and The Hive- Bulk Foods.

Happening on 23rd December 2017, Saturday at Slate at The Row. We are excited to have Bea Johnson as our guest speaker sharing about Zero Waste Lifestyle. Bea is the Founder of Global #ZeroWasteMovement and author of the bestseller, Zero Waste Home, which is currently available in 17 languages!

Expect series of activities including Zero Waste Market, mini exhibition, workshops, launching of Zero waste Map and many more!

It’s never too late to live consciously. And we will see you on our event day!

–Malaysia’s First Zero Waste Fest–
Date: 23rd December 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Venue: Slate@The Row, Kuala Lumpur
Fee: FREE!

–Program–
(No Registration required, everyone is welcome!)
10 am-5 pm: Zero Waste Concept Market & Zero Waste Mini Exhibition

(Registration is required for below programme. Please grab your ticket as seats are limited: (https://malaysiasfirstzerowastefest.eventbrite.com/) )
12.30 pm: Registration for Bea Johnson’s Talk

1.00 pm: Film screening, Bea Johnson’s Talk, Panel Discussion, Launching of Zero Waste Map.
(Vietnamese vegetarian refreshments will be served by An Viet)

4.00 pm: Press Conference & Book Signing

5.00 pm: See you!

(As we have super limited seats with extra high demand for Bea’s Talk, please make sure you can show up for the talk before booking. IF you are unable to show up last minute, please inform us via zerowastemy@gmail.com so we could transfer seats to people on waiting list!)

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Something you should know:
1. BYO: No disposables will be provided during the event, please bring your own bag, bottle, cutlery, plate and mug to the event. Be the Zero Waste Hero!

2. No Trash Bin: This is a Zero Waste Event, thus no trash bin will be placed at the event place.

3. Public Transport: Limited parking space around and will cost you an arm and a leg. Now we tell you a little secret…Dang Wangi LRT station and Medan Tuanku Monorail station is only in walking distance.
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–About Bea Johnson–
Bea Johnson and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle a decade ago; their household produces a mere pint of trash per year.

With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home (translated in 17 languages, #1 on Amazon waste cat.), Bea launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.

Her methodology is based on 5R’s: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order”. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.

She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe, including Google, Pixar, Adobe, the European
Parliament and the United Nations.

She has completed eight international tours and given 190+ speeches in 30+ countries on 6 continents. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications everywhere, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. Passionate and optimist, she was dubbed “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living” by the New York Times and is the leading spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle.

She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, a member of the New Dream advisory council, and a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

on 1 Dec, 14:14

TTDI Fun Run

The TTDI RA 2017 Fun Run is the inaugural run undertaken by the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Residents Association. It is a 5.5km run and starts off at Taman Rimba Kiara, goes through TTDI residential and commercial areas and culminates back at Taman Rimba Kiara.This year the run seeks to highlight the plight of Taman Rimba Kiara that has been earmarked to be converted from a green lung into multiple massive 50 storey condominiums.

The Run hopes to get everyone together, create awareness and to preserve Taman Rimba Kiara as a park for everyone.

To find out more details or to sign up for the run, simply visit the online registration page at:

https://event.howei.com/event/ttdi-run-2017

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#savetamanrimbakiara

on 12 Nov, 21:45

River Walk IV (2-Year Anniversary Special)

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As part of Sungai Penchala Open Classroom’s 2-year anniversary, we welcome the public to join 2017’s 4th and final River Walk on 9th December.

Come and experience the natural upstream setting of the Penchala River with the four unique learning stations!

Please contact Mr. Gan:
Email: jingyegan@gec.org.my
Phone: 016-5616963

Or RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/134495317210144/

Follow us on Instagram @rivercareprogramme: https://www.instagram.com/rivercareprogramme/

on 26 Nov, 17:44

JB StartUp Course

YSEALI YOUNIFIED: JOHORE BAHRU STARTUP COURSE

YOUnified 2017 is a 4th Anniversary of Youth Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) celebration and it is celebrated across the ASEAN region, where each country will implement a variety of community projects ranging from Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Protection, Education, Youth Leadership and many more.

For Johoreans out there, if you interested in social entrepreneurship, you’re coming to the right place. This workshop will go through basic things on social entrepreneurship, details on social problem and affirmative action plan.
DATE: 9th December 2017
Venue: Institut Integriti Kepimpinan Dan Latihan Semangat Dato’ Onn ( IKLAS )
TIME: 8.00 AM
Keep Calm and Never Young Too Lead
Seats are limited, so register now and bring along your friends and colleagues!
http://bit.ly/JBStartupCoursejb-startup-workshop

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