The first nett-zero carbon pavilion an imagination inspired by Malaysia’s rainforest
The Malaysia Pavilion is no exception to the fact that Dubai Expo 2020 is a destination of opportunities. October was an exciting month for the organisers, pavilions, and UAE residents as the expo opened to the public.
Malaysia Pavilion joined other countries to display national pride and aspirations to local and international tourists when the doors opened on Oct 1.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) spearheaded Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable development, balancing socio-economic progress with environmental needs.
The rainforest canopy pavilion inspired visitors via an immersive experience of Malaysian hospitality, the biodiversity of our rain forests, and our long-term sustainability initiatives across many economic sectors driven by science, technology, and innovation.
Malaysia implemented precautions and remedies over the last year to enable a seamless transition out of the epidemic, which has obscured much of the lives and movements of its citizens.
“Unprecedented challenges require unprecedented resolutions,” remarked Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Center (MGTC).
“Malaysia recognises and appreciates the role of our majestic rainforest as the lungs of the earth.”
He addressed four segments that brought Malaysia’s commitment to sustainability. ‘Energising Today’ took visitors through a narrative about forest conservation and climate mitigation efforts with 3D projections to illustrate the mysticism of our rich flora and fauna.
The exhibition showed how the sustainable agenda shaped the agricultural commodities sector, which contributed to Malaysia’s socio-economic development.
‘Energising tomorrow’ comprised five exhibits showcasing Malaysia’s commitment to becoming a high-income nation driving the agenda of carbon reduction and climate adaptation with science, technology and innovation as the main thrust.
The week’s programme encompassed over 10 industry verticals: education, youth and techno-preneurship, trade industry location 4.0 and smart manufacturing, science technology, and innovation.
It also included environment and water, sustainable agriculture and agro commodities, health tourism and culture, energy, e-commerce, ICT, halal industry and Islamic finance.
Ambassador of Malaysia to the United Arab Emirates Mohd Tarid Sufian spoke on behalf of Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adham Baba.
He said: “Our prime contribution to the climate change agenda in Expo Dubai 2020 is our nett-zero carbon pavilion.
“We acquired 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent credits generated through avoided emissions under sustainable forest management practices.”
It reflected Malaysia’s pioneering role, commitment and pledge at the Rio Earth Summit 1992 to keep at least 50 per cent of our landmass as forest and tree cover.
Several key forums and activities will take place within the next six months, including the Malaysia International Technology Summit, which will boost green technology and climate action in Malaysia. — @Green