Creating climate awareness among youth with the Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge

The Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge (IMELC) pioneers the incorporation of climate education into Malaysia's education curriculum.

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Creating climate awareness among youth with the Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge

Iskandar Malaysia was supported by GTALCC in the EcoLife Challenge kickoff where it was introduced as a supplement to the current curriculum in primary schools. The initiative is a student learning activity, to be delivered formally or informally in schools.

With the guide from a workbook prepared by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), trained primary school teachers will oversee groups of 5 students in carrying out initiatives to promote a low carbon lifestyle.

Photo: Primary school teachers being trained for the IMELC


In collaboration with skandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPNJ),  IMELC managed to induce a decrease a total of 290,219.3 kg of CO2 from participating schools. The Challenge received recognition from the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability as a flagship project for climate change. 

Since the pandemic has forced schools to halt face-to-face classes, the project has been adapted virtually via Google Classroom.

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Green Technology Application for the Development of Low Carbon Cities (GTALCC)
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The GTALCC Project is a five (5) year project beginning in mid-2017 that removes barriers to integrated low carbon urban planning and development in selected Malaysian cities.
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