Sustainable Cities Conference 2017


The world is urbanizing at a rapid pace. By 2050, more than 2 billion additional people will be living in cities — about two- thirds of the global population. Moreover, the vast majority of this growth will be concentrated in developing countries, with nearly 90 percent of the increase from cities in Asia and Africa. Cities are therefore the best place to start addressing three mega-trends that drive global environmental degradation: urbanization, a rising middle class and population growth.

As engines of economic growth, cities already produce 80 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). They consume over twothirds of global energy supply, and generate 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are also uniquely vulnerable to climate change: 14 of the world’s 19 largest cities are located in port areas.

This global effort will contribute to global policy discourse, including the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, in specific SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities.


The Global Environment Facility (GEF)’s Integrated Approach Pilot of Sustainable Cities aims to bring about opportunities for greater efficiency, synergy and increased returns of Investments in developing cities. It is providing US$1.5 billion between 2015- 2020, initially engaging 27 cities in 11 developing countries (Brazil, China, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam). Investments may involve placing adoption on promising new technologies or approaches in the anticipated that it will emerge as “game changers” and have a “beacon effect,” spurring adoption elsewhere.

Through an integrated approach, the program will help countries and cities address two trends: the rising urban demand of goods and services, and the rising consumption of resources. In this way, it will help reduce global environmental degradation.


Sustainable City Development Malaysia is a collaboration project involving the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) (as Lead Ministry), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, MIGHT (as Lead Agency), and Melaka State Government. The objective of this project is to encourage and promote integrated approach in urban planning and management which include economic, environmental, social and city integration aspects.



  • Local Government, Ministries, City councils, Municipalities,Government Departments, Agencies & Authorities Ministries,Director Generals, Secretary Generals, City Managers,Commissioners, Heads. Officers of related fields.
  • Top level decision makers such as CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Heads, Presidents, VP, SVPs, Directors, GMs and senior personnel of related fields.


Transforming cities into sustainable cities of the future involves deploying new technologies that drive smart city innovation. The development of sustainable and smart cities across the globe is spurred by Governments’ increased infrastructure and ICT spending in the implementation of technologies for a wide range of city services such as municipal operations, citizen services, water, electricity, traffic management, healthcare, flood mitigation and fire hazard.

According to GEF, 27 global cities from 11 developing countries are participating with the value of US$1.5 Billion between 2015-2020.

This GEF6 SCD Project will provide a one-stop platform to discover and discuss the latest trends and technologies in Sustainable and Smart Cities, Green Governance, Urban Mobility, Urban Design and Development as well as the strategic use of new and high-tech ICT-based solutions as an Enabler to connect the citizens and technologies on a common platform, besides Integrated Policy Approach.


  • Enabling Federal and State Government inclusive local authorities and municipalities to understand the diversity of technologies to communicate instantly and engage citizens in the decision making process.
  • Improving on integrated city urban design and mobility to minimize the carbon footprint under the concept of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).
  • Minimising risks to make sustainable city projects attractive and viable for domestic and foreign investment via Partnership mechanism.
    Understanding the diversity of smart and intelligent usage of technology in personal, business and community growth to support urbanization and mitigate climate change.
  • Transforming big data analytics (BDA) into meaningful information for effective decision making among the policy makers.
  • Networking and benchmarking opportunities with Government authorities, international organisations, key international players and experts on sustainable and smart cities.