The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Pagoh Campus places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The campus has implemented various initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices. Some examples of the sustainability initiatives at the UTM Pagoh Campus include:
Energy efficiency measures: The campus has implemented energy-efficient lighting and building systems to reduce energy consumption.
Renewable energy: The campus will soon install solar panels to generate clean, renewable energy.
Water conservation: The campus has implemented water conservation measures such as low-flow fixtures and rainwater harvesting to reduce water consumption.
Sustainable transportation: The campus encourages carpooling and cycling to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Sustainable waste management: The campus has implemented a waste segregation and recycling program to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Green building: The campus has incorporated green building practices into the construction and renovation of its building such as natural lighting, shading and ventilation.
Sustainable landscape: The campus has implemented sustainable landscaping practices, such as using drought-resistant plants and irrigation systems using reclaimed water.
In addition to these initiatives, the UTM Pagoh Campus also hosts various events and educational programs to promote sustainability and environmental awareness among students, faculty, and staff. The campus also encourages research and innovation in the field of sustainability, with various research centres and facilities dedicated to advancing knowledge in this area.
The UTM Pagoh Campus’s sustainability efforts demonstrate the university’s commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable practices. These efforts also align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and set an example for other institutions and organizations to follow.
To realize a sustainable lifestyle as personal and communal culture providing positive example to the future generation for them to emulate and continuously improve
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE
We the UTM community, pledge will uphold and be committed to advocating and implementing sustainability practice as follows:
- Appreciate the important of preserving and conserving the enviroment as a priceless gft to the well-being of life.
- Understand and support initiatives that will be the main key element in implementing sustainable development in UTM.
- Be a UTM community with high spirit and commitment in inluencing new culture in the implementaton of sustainability.
- Help UTM become a sustainable campus that supports the desire to fight of living laboratories for prosper a sustainable development partnership.
- Being an agent of the sustainable transformation of UTM through new thinking and spirit to be a compus citizen with a sustainable DNA.
- Implement the spirit of love for the enviromental among the community to develop creative and innovative activities on the importance of enviromental conservation.
- Practiceto reduce, reuse, recycling, composting and save energy to maintain the purity and beauty of enviroment.
- Protect and conserve the enviroment to remain healthy for a legacy to the future generations.
WHAT IS SUSTANIABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG) ?
- Malaysia together with other 192 world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 25 September 2015. This is a global commitment towards a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.
- The SDGs is a new, universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member state will be expected to use to frame their agenda and political policies over the next 15 years (2016 – 2030). With its 17 Goals, 169 Targets and more than 200 Indicators that cover 5 dimensions namely People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership, the SDGs will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
- The 2030 Agenda has been shaped by relevant United Nations (UN) agreements and Conventions as well as the experiences and achievements gained through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the global development agenda spanning the period 2000–2015. The 2030 Agenda was the result of two years of intensive public consultation and engagement with civil society and other stakeholders around the world. It transcends the MDGs to include wider economic, social and environmental objectives, and with a greater focus on peace, participation and inclusiveness.
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development serves as our collective blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries (poor, rich and middle-income countries) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. SDGs recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. It challenges to get serious about delivering an integrated and balanced social, economic and environmental agenda.
- While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.
- In the process to embrace and implement the 17 SDGs in a systematic and measurable manner, Malaysia has put in place an enabling environment through the following initiatives:
- Established a multi-stakeholder, participatory governance structure helmed by the National SDG Council chaired by the Prime Minister;
- Held several national SDG symposiums and focus group sessions to promote awareness and participation of stakeholders;
- Conducted studies on data readiness and gap analysis;
- Undertaken a mapping exercise involving nongovernment and civil society organisations and the private sector to align SDGs with 11MP initiatives;
- Formulated a National SDG Roadmap to guide implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs; and
- Implementing SDG initiative under the framework of the 11MP. Moving forward, Malaysia will implement the 2030 Agenda under the framework of 11MP, whereby the means of implementation include:
- Localising SDGs at sub-national levels by replicating the national multi-stakeholder governance structure at state levels;
- Mobilising resources and funding through partnerships with stakeholders including crowd sourcing, social entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes besides public sector funding under 11MP; and
- Strengthening data readiness and filling data gaps to develop a comprehensive dataset for SDG implementation