Kuala Lumpur is a federal territory and the capital city of Malaysia. It is the largest city in Malaysia, covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016.
Kuala Lumpur grew from a humble tin mining town in the mid-19th century to a world-class, prosperous and vibrant capital city of Malaysia. Under the leadership of the current Mayor, Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s vision is to develop Kuala Lumpur into a “Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable City for All”. As the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur aims to lead Malaysian cities, and inspire Asian cities, in advancing the green low carbon agenda towards achieving low carbon society by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.
Kuala Lumpur has made significant progress in materially enhancing the city’s sustainability and liveability especially in the past four years, with the adoption of the Kuala Lumpur Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030 in 2018. The KLLCSBP2030 outlines comprehensive climate mitigation strategies and lays out a concrete implementation road map towards reducing the city’s GHG emissions intensity of GDP by up to 70% by 2030 based on the 2010 emission level.
The City Hall has since embarked aggressively on rolling out and implementing a series of sustainable development and climate change related policies and plans, including the Kuala Lumpur Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan 2019-2028; Kuala Lumpur Smart City Master Plan 2021-2025; Kuala Lumpur Competitive City Master Plan; Kuala Lumpur City Hall Strategic Plan 2021-2030; Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2040, Kuala Lumpur Local Plan 2040; and the Kuala Lumpur Climate Action Plan 2050, to name a few.
Kuala Lumpur & GCoM
Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Mahadi bin Che Ngah, signed the GCoM commitment letter on 21 March 2019, which was the momentum for Kuala Lumpur to be part of the GCoM network. Kuala Lumpur actively involves in sharing their exemplary practices, particularly in climate actions, at the national, regional, and international levels. Recently, Kuala Lumpur City Hall co-hosted “GCoM National Training on Climate Change Mitigation” in collaboration with UCLG ASPAC under the framework of GCoM Asia Project.