At the recent Green Melaka Exhibition themed, ‘Towards a Green & Resilient Urban Future’, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) was among 20 other industry players to raise awareness for Malaysia’s green agenda.
“Green technology spans a myriad of industries. What spearheads the green agenda is not just the sophisticated technology, but also sustainable practices and the love and care for the environment. Malaysia’s forestry sector has come a long way in the advocacy of sustainable forest management, ensuring our forest resources are managed in a sustainable manner,” said MTCC CEO, Yong Teng Koon.
The Green Melaka Exhibition is a platform for various industry stakeholders to showcase the latest innovation in green technology and eco products for sustainable consumption and production.
Recognising green technology as a key driver of national economic growth, Malaysia has set its sights on becoming the region’s green technology hub, targeting a gross national income (GNI) of RM 7.2 billion by 2020.
“In addition to its economic value, the forest provides other ecological services such as supply of clean water and reducing emissions through the absorption of carbon dioxide. Currently more than one-third of Malaysia’s permanent reserved forests has been certified under the MTCS. Moving forward, we hope the extent of certified forest will grow to include larger forest areas in Malaysia,” added Yong.
The Green Melaka Exhibition was held from 1 to 4 March 2016 at Mahkota Parade Melaka. The exhibition was part of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation (RCAP) in conjunction with the 16th International Convention on Melaka Twin Cities which was organised by the Melaka State Government in partnership with International Council For Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).
Image: MTCC at the Green Melaka Exhibition/ Photo Credit: MTCC