Press Statement on 14 December 2017
All people of Penang are invited to attend and share your concerns and opinions in the Symposium on Sustainable Penang 2018. In response to the global climate change issues and evolving paradigm of sustainable development, Penang state government mooted Penang Green Agenda (PGA).
PGA is a two-year policy planning project which aims at formulating strategies which helps to meet future environmental challenges in Penang by incorporating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and adapting and building resilient community in Penang by 2030. The agenda includes defining and measuring the state’s sustainability, identifying approaches to combat the current and future environmental challenges and proposing measurable and feasible SDGs to achieve the state’s vision “Cleaner, Green, Safer, Healthier and Happier Penang”.
The State Government strives to engage all Penang stakeholders in contributing inputs before PGA is officially launched. This symposium serves as one of the participatory platforms for all Penang stakeholders – governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local communities, youth, professional groups and private sector to discuss approaches and local initiatives that should be taken to make Penang a green and sustainable state by 2030.
The details of the symposium are as below:
|Theme:||Can Penang be Made Sustainable by 2030?|
|Date:||15 & 16 January 2018 (Monday & Tuesday)|
|Venue:||Auditorium A, Level 5, KOMTAR|
|Sessions:||(1) Global Sustainability Challenges Session|
(2) Sustainable Planning Session
(3) Climate Change Session
(4) Green Economy Session
(5) Youth Forum
The symposium registration will be closed on 22nd December 2017. For participants aged 31 and above, the symposium commitment fee is RM50.00 for two days (including light breakfast, lunch and evening tea). While for youth participants (aged 18 until 30 years old) are eligible for free registration.
This project is funded by Penang State Government and fully supported by Penang State Economic Planning Division (BPEN), Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), Penang Institute, Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC) and Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC). For registration and further details, you may contact Penang Green Council at 04-2503322 or visit www.pgc.com.my/symposium.