A significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) produced in Malaysia's urban centers comes from the transport sector. This commitment to action proposes to monitor and reduce GHGs in order to prevent dangerous climate change through a targeted public awareness campaign in 15 major urban centers throughout Malaysia. .
The work related to this commitment builds on the current efforts to get Malaysians to reduce GHG emissions arising from excessive energy usage generally. Some preliminary efforts have been undertaken with a couple of communities regarding transport energy.
1. Mobilize CETDEM's resources to develop a project plan, seek funding and recruit a Project Officer (May 2009 - October 2009)
2. Identify appropriate Malaysian towns to conduct the program in and identify local partners in these towns to assist with the implementation (November 2009 - December 2009)
3. Assess current levels of public transport usage in each town (currently estimated at 10-20% of population in each town) (2 months of each year)
4. Conduct public awareness activities on the advantages of public transport (this would include talks, brochures & promotional material) in 15 major towns (8 months of each year
5. Assessment of public transport usage in each town at beginning & end of year (2 months of each year)
6. Assessment of GHG reductions through better public transport usage (Last month of each year)
7. Analyzing and culminating results of 3 years of program activity (January 2013 - April 2013)
The work will be geographically split as follows: Year 1- Peninsular Malaysia; Year 2 - Sabah; and Year 3 - Sarawak.