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COP26 AND BEYOND

In November 2021, the UK, together with Italy, will host COP26, the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. In the run up to COP26, UK and Italy are working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change.


As part of this extraordinary effort both countries, through their diplomatic posts around the world, are organising and supporting events and initiatives that can increase awareness and understanding around COP26 and the necessity to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


BCSD Malaysia wishes join this effort together with British High Commission in Malaysia and the Embassy of Italy in Malaysia, to raise awareness of COP26 mission and objectives. This event will provide insights on the concept of smart, resilient and liveable cities. 

Event Details

Around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050, that is to say, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres. Along with climate change and other challenges, to ensure the quality of life, we are in dire need of more sustainable and resilient urban planning.


In this process of profound transformation, some key transitions are needed. The urban planning, architecture, construction, real estate, transport, technology industries all have roles to play.


With COP26 fast approaching, it is critical to explore how cities can lead the transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy.

Climate resilience is a key consideration in infrastructure planning. Infrastructure development and planning pave the way for sustainable, resilient, and inclusive cities. Cities should depend on, value and maintain strong links to the environment and strive for restoration of the natural world. All buildings should reach net-zero operational carbon emissions. Buildings must be designed to minimize material use and maximize suitability for renovation and adaptation. Recycled and renewable materials that are regeneratively managed should sit at the core of construction.


Over the next ten years business and policy makers require to implement a number of concrete actions that will make the above transitions possible. For instance, implement short-medium- and long-term science-based targets to reduce the whole life carbon footprint of built structures toward net-zero emissions. Through unlocking the potential of digitalization to facilitate data recording and transfer among stakeholders, more holistic urban planning, greater transparency and enhanced efficiency across the built environment sector can be achieved. Future-proof buildings and infrastructure to withstand environmental, social and health-related shocks through urban planning, performance standards, as well as leveraging on emerging technologies.


Keeping in the key transitions outlined above and the call to action for business and policy makers, this webinar wishes to show case best practice and case studies that can help attendees understand that solutions are available and at reach.

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After that, look for 'Smart city planning in Malaysia: sharing best practices' and RSVP

on the Virtual IGEM website. Please write to mich.hoo@bcsd.my if you have any questions.

Agenda

October 21, 2021

Main Schedule

3:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
3:05 PM - 3:10 PM
Welcome Address
Welcome note by Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, Chairman of BCSD Malaysia.
Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid (Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad)
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM
Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks by the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, and the Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia, His Excellency Massimo Rustico.
H.E. Charles Hay MVO (High Commissioner at British High Commission)
H.E. Massimo Rustico (Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia)
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?
The building industry is responsible for 38%, or around 14 gigatons, of all energy-related GHG emissions each year. Global decarbonization trajectories indicate that the industry needs to reduce these emissions by 50% by 2030 if it is to reach net-zero by mid-century and achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. This session shares snapshots of the 'Net-zero buildings: where do we stand?' report, calls on the built environment industry to adopt a whole life-cycle approach to assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings.
Chris Carroll (Director of Arup London)
3:35 PM - 3:50 PM
Leonardo for Smart and Eco-Sustainable Mobility of Tomorrow
The session will be showcasing snapshots of the Eco-sustainable Intelligent Mobility (MIE), which aims to develop highly efficient mobility solutions to improve transport management, reduce travel times and lessen environmental impact. The MIE project envisaged an infrastructure that could capture, communicate and manage information relating to the behaviour of people, vehicles and goods whilst they were in the movement phase. Data such as position, speed, acceleration, fuel consumption and pollutant emissions were aggregated into one repository before being analysed. Safe and efficient mobility sector will be increasingly important for the development of new Smart Cities and, consequently, for the creation of a modern Smart Nation that is efficient, safe, resilient and liveable.
Andrea Biggio (Business Development Industry Consultant at Leonardo Cyber & Security Division)
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Q&A
Moderated by Roberto Benetello.
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
Chris Carroll (Director of Arup London)
Andrea Biggio (Business Development Industry Consultant at Leonardo Cyber & Security Division)
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Case Study: Future Peterborough
The Future Peterborough approach is built upon intelligence, listening to the people living in our city, smart leadership, and circular economy principles. The session will be showcasing good practices and case studies of Peterborough, including but not limited to The Future Peterborough program.
Trevor Gibson (Former Smart City Leadership Manager at Peterborough Council, UK)
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Case Study: Sharing cities: Milan
Milan considers the idea of a smart city not as technology-driven, but centred on its citizens and able to shorten distances between different city areas and segments of the population. Smart city for Milan covers smart mobility, smart environment, smart inclusion and citizenship. This sets out a bold agenda, which sees the re-orientation of demand for transport services, the adoption of a range of energy efficiency solutions, of city tecnology standards, promoting open data and open governement. Milan's smart city plan sets out how the new sectors of the city economy should be developed to ensure economic vitality and competitiveness and how these sectors can be enhanced via networks, resources and partnerships in Europe and across the world.
Clara Maddalena Callegaris (Head of Smart City at Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, City of Milan)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fireside Chat
The fireside chat session will be Involving a local representative, to have discussion with the previous speakers on the context-specific challenges and opportunities in relation to the case studies. Q&A session with public would be included as well. Moderated by Roberto Benetello
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
Trevor Gibson (Former Smart City Leadership Manager at Peterborough Council, UK)
Clara Maddalena Callegaris (Head of Smart City at Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, City of Milan)
Dr. Miguel A. Robles (Associate Architect at Veritas Design Group)

Speakers

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid (Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad)

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid

Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad

H.E. Charles Hay MVO (High Commissioner at British High Commission)

H.E. Charles Hay MVO

High Commissioner at British High Commission

H.E. Massimo Rustico (Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia)

H.E. Massimo Rustico

Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia

Chris Carroll (Director of Arup London)

Chris Carroll

Director of Arup London

Andrea Biggio (Business Development Industry Consultant at Leonardo Cyber & Security Division)

Andrea Biggio

Business Development Industry Consultant at Leonardo Cyber & Security Division

Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)

Roberto Benetello

Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia

Trevor Gibson (Former Smart City Leadership Manager at Peterborough Council, UK)

Trevor Gibson

Former Smart City Leadership Manager at Peterborough Council, UK

Clara Maddalena Callegaris (Head of Smart City at Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, City of Milan)

Clara Maddalena Callegaris

Head of Smart City at Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, City of Milan

Dr. Miguel A. Robles (Associate Architect at Veritas Design Group)

Dr. Miguel A. Robles

Associate Architect at Veritas Design Group

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