On Planning For The Future - Industrial Energy Efficiency Through SCP
In corporation with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (‘UNIDO’), the Sustainable Consumption and Production (‘SCP’) Malaysia has jointly held a technical workshop on “Draft Strategy on Industrial Energy Efficiency (‘IEE’) through SCP” in the Energy Commission on 29th May 2014.
The SCP Malaysia team and UNIDO Industrial Energy Efficiency for Malaysian Manufacturing Sector (‘IEEMS’) project team have collaborated in producing the “IEE Strategy through SCP” paper (‘the strategy paper’) that will serve as input to the 11th Malaysia plan and the National SCP Blueprint. The objective of this workshop is to invite the relevant stakeholders to constructively review, discuss and provide feedback to the first draft of the strategy paper.
The importance of Industrial Energy Efficiency
Energy has always been and always will be a strong force that drives the economy of a country. The strategy paper sees that a country’s growth can be directly affected if industry that consumes and produces an enormous amount of energy can manage energy efficiently.
The Malaysian government has come to the conclusion that green growth is the step that the country needs to take in order to move forward and it is achievable through SCP. Malaysia has since embarked on the practices of SCP and intends to mainstream such practices across all sectors, eg government, industry, consumers, students etc. The SCP Malaysia team and UNIDO IEEMS project team have then generated the strategy paper as they think that industrial energy efficiency is also attainable via the practices of SCP.
The outcome of the workshop
The representatives from the SCP Malaysia team and UNIDO IEEMS project team presented their research and approach in IEE to the stakeholders. There were discussions on international best practices by governments to incite industry to adopt energy efficiency. Based on these information and ideas, the stakeholders were able to understand and contribute to the instruments that Malaysian government can utilise incite behavioural change so that energy efficiency can become the norm in the Malaysian business practice.
In regard to the strategy paper, the relevant stakeholders that attended the workshop have reached a satisfactory preliminary agreement on definitions, key principles, rationale for the IEE strategy. The stakeholders have provided systematic feedback to the analysis on the existing policy and institutional framework in Malaysia for IEE. Furthermore, they have given some notable recommendations and expressed their commitment in materialising IEE through SCP.
Please find download link for the presentations at the workshop on the left.