Melaka Sustainable Cities Conference 2017


The world is urbanizing at a rapid pace. By 2050, more than 2 billion additional people will be living in cities — about two- thirds of the global population. Moreover, the vast majority of this growth will be concentrated in developing countries, with nearly 90 percent of the increase from cities in Asia and Africa. Cities are therefore the best place to start addressing three mega-trends that drive global environmental degradation: urbanization, a rising middle class and population growth.

As engines of economic growth, cities already produce 80 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). They consume over twothirds of global energy supply, and generate 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are also uniquely vulnerable to climate change: 14 of the world’s 19 largest cities are located in port areas.

This global effort will contribute to global policy discourse, including the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, in specific SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities.


The Global Environment Facility (GEF)’s Integrated Approach Pilot of Sustainable Cities aims to bring about opportunities for greater efficiency, synergy and increased returns of Investments in developing cities. It is providing US$1.5 billion between 2015- 2020, initially engaging 27 cities in 11 developing countries (Brazil, China, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam). Investments may involve placing adoption on promising new technologies or approaches in the anticipated that it will emerge as “game changers” and have a “beacon effect,” spurring adoption elsewhere.

Through an integrated approach, the program will help countries and cities address two trends: the rising urban demand of goods and services, and the rising consumption of resources. In this way, it will help reduce global environmental degradation.


Sustainable City Development Malaysia is a collaboration project involving the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) (as Lead Ministry), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, MIGHT (as Lead Agency), and Melaka State Government. The objective of this project is to encourage and promote integrated approach in urban planning and management which include economic, environmental, social and city integration aspects.



Fostering economic growth through the benefits of density and increased city smartness through data integration.

Ensuring forward looking sustainable city planning through exploitation of satellite data.

Strengthening the monitoring on climate change mitigation through periodic GHG Emissions Assessment.
Inclusive participation of City Communities to mitigate climate change through Policy adoption of Bio-Degradable Food Packaging Programs.

Strengthening the financial management to improve Cities Credit Worthiness to support the financing of cities climate change mitigation projects.


Local Government, Ministries, City councils, Municipalities,Government Departments, Agencies & Authorities Ministries,Director Generals, Secretary Generals, City Managers,Commissioners, Heads. Officers of related fields.

Top level decision makers such as CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Heads, Presidents, VP, SVPs, Directors, GMs and senior personnel of related fields.


Transforming our cities into Sustainable Cities of the future involves several new areas of capabilities In the planning and management of cities namely Predictive City Planning, City Carbon Inventory, City Credit Worthiness and City Integration.

In nurturing these new capabilities, exposure to these new best practices and technology applications are crucial. This event is intended to gather global experts in sharing experiences and traning sessions to the related stakeholders.

This Sustainable Cities Conference 2017 will provide a onestop platform to improve the appreciation and awareness on the emerging city issues and technologies to mitigate climate change.

Specific topics of interest include Green Governance, Urban Mobility, Transit Oriented Development, City Open Data Policy, City Carbon Inventory, Big Data Analytics, Disaster Risk Management, Citizen Engagements, Bio-Degradable Implementation, Economics of Cities, etc.


• Enable Federal, State and Local Governments to develop policies to address urbanization and climate change in cities,as well as developing short and medium plans on Sustainable Cities.
• Improve understanding towards more holistic and integrated approach in city planning in addressing the 3 pillars of Sustainable Developments namely Economy, Environment and Social.
• Provide exposure on related city issues through forums, seminars and training sessions.
• Showcase various related initiatives, projects and technology solutions in green technology and ICT.
• Provide new areas of collaboration and business opportunities to private sectors and academia.
• Improve awareness and risk mitigation on the financing of City Green Technology and ICT Projects by Financial Institutions.
• Facilitate the networking of multiple stakeholders in multiple content areas related to Sustainable Cities.


For further enquiries on the conference and participation, kindly contact the event Secretariat at follows :
Ms. Siti Nur Fatimah Noodin
M : +60 12-301 0089
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Day 1

Day 1 (2 May 2017)
0800Registration & Light Breakfast
0900Welcoming Remarks:
YBhg. Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman,
President and Chief Executive Officer, the
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
0915Opening Remarks:
YB Tan Sri Noh bin Hj. Omar,
Minister of the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government

Message from International Partners:
• Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
• World Bank
• United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
0930Keynote Address:
YAB Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron,
Chief Minister of the state of Melaka
1000Launching of Sustainable-City Development in
Malaysia Project (2017 – 2022)
1030Photo Session
1100Coffee Break & Press Conference

Day 1 (2 May 2017)
1100Open Forum 1

Title : Smart Cities as an Enabler to support Sustainable City Development Integrated Approach
• The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT)
• United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
• GSIAC Smart Cities Alliance
• Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
• Fusionex International

Q&A Session
1200Open Forum 2

Title : Competitive Cities in Urban Sustainable Development
• United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
• World Bank
• Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)
• Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department

Q&A Session
1300Lunch Break

Day 1 (2 May 2017)
1430Speaker 1: Sustainable Cities and Indicators – UNIDO
1500Speaker 2: Competitive Cities - UNHabitat
1530Speaker 3: Report on System of Competitive Cities for Malaysia – World
1600Speaker 4: Municipal Financing – World Bank
1630Speaker 5: Predictive City Planning through Satellite Imaging – European Space Agency (ESA)
1700Speaker 6: Digital India Initiatives

Day 2

Day 2 (3 May 2017)
0845Registration & Light Breakfast
0900(Parallel Session)
Session 1: Competitive Cities by UNHabitat
Session 2: Municipal Finance by World Bank
1400Session 3: City Carbon Inventory by International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Session 4: Bio-Degradable Packaging Implementation in Malaysian Cities
1700End of Event

Melaka Sustainable Cities Conference 2017


Melaka Sustainable Cities Conference 2017