Iskandar Malaysia, One of 88 Global Cities Named as Climate Leader

Iskandar Malaysia
Iskandar Malaysia empowers communities to adopt a low carbon lifestyle

Iskandar  Malaysia  has been recognised by  CDP   Asia-Pacific  as  one of the  88  regions  and  cities  across  the globe  that continues  to lead  on  environmental  action  despite  the pressures of tackling COVID-19  pandemic.  These cities,  representing  a combined  global  population  of almost  125  million,  reported their  environmental  data to  the CDP-ICLEI  Unified Reporting System for 2020.

“I am very pleased to acknowledge that Iskandar Malaysia has been recognised as one of the global climate leaders, as this honour is reflective of our continuous efforts in mitigating climate change at all levels. While climate change is a global issue, the solutions to the adverse impacts it has on our every day life must start at the local level.  With  its  active  commitments  in  implementing  and monitoring local  climate  actions,  Iskandar  Malaysia’s  recognition  as one of the 88  on  the 2020 CDP  Cities A List is due to its leadership and transparency on climate action especially  for its  efforts  to  reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG)  emissions  and build resilience against  the impacts of  climate  change,”  said  Datuk Ir. Haji  Hasni Mohammad,  Menteri  Besar of  Johor  and  also  the  Co-Chairman  of  Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).


Designed to drive and support cities to ramp up their climate action and ambition, CDP’s A List is based on environmental data disclosed by hundreds of cities in 2020.  To score an A, a city must disclose publicly and have a city-wide emissions inventory, have set an emissions reduction target, and published a climate action plan. It must also complete a climate risk and vulnerability assessment and have completed a climate adaptation plan to demonstrate how it will tackle climate hazards now and, in the future, among other actions.

Five years since the Paris Agreement was signed, the latest climate science tells us that global emissions must be halved by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change.