Sarawak committed to reduce carbon emission by 45 per cent

Abang Johari (4th left) received a vase made of recycled products from Environment Department director Norlin Jaafar.

KUCHING, Nov 11: Sarawak government is committed to reduce carbon emission by 45 per cent.

As the government is committed to reduce greenhouse gas emission up to 45 percent carbon intensity, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg called on all Sarawakians to work towards that direction.

He hoped that Sarawakians can indirectly help mitigate the effects of climate change by adopting sustainable lifestyles such as efficient use of electricity; reduce water wastage; reduce waste generation through the 4R concept of ‘Recovery, Recycling, Reuse and Reduction; prevent open burning and use public transport or practise car pooling.

He said carbon emission is no longer controllable due to global development, but Sarawak will continue to take decisive steps to protect its environment.

“Although Sarawak has not reached its critical stage, we must be prepared to address global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


“We have taken several measures such as reducing logging activities, replanting of forest and modernising public transportation through utilisation of hydrogen fuel as renewable energy, among others,” he said at the launch of State Level Environment Day in the State Legislative Assembly building today. — DayakDaily

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