While climate change has been a pertinent issue since
the late 20th century, the magnitude of climate change
occurring now is of great concern, both globally and
locally. Live data from The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (Nasa) indicates an unprecedented
rising environment and social risks such as
increasing heatwaves, rising sea levels, drought, crippling
traffic congestions and infrastructure security amongst
others. For details refer to https://climate.nasa.gov/
Malaysia, as a Party to the Paris Agreement, is taking a step forward in tackling the impacts of climate change by developing local regulatory actions such as drafting a Climate Change Act as well as a national climate change adaptation and mitigation plan in addressing the challenges of climate change.
As a leading engineering and property company, we are gearing up to contribute to the national agenda and working towards reducing our carbon footprint at a global level. We have increased our prioritisation on climate action plans and instituted further targets this year as we strive to innovate sustainable solutions as part of our operations.
Currently we are conducting assessment to ensure that we have quality data collection and measurement system in place to manage our carbon emissions. We are in the midst of setting the baseline for our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emission data, with the objective of monitoring our emission reductions for the years to come. We will progressively improve our data to also include Scope 3 emissions once our systems and process are well established.