Malaysia – European Union (Eu) Cooperation In Green Technology


Putrajaya, 29 September – The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water hosted a Dialogue between Hon. Datuk Peter Chin Kah Fui, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water and Ambassadors of European Union (EU) in Malaysia on Malaysia-EU Cooperation in Green Technology (GT). The main objective of the Dialogue was to forge Malaysia-EU cooperation in GT. This dialogue signals an important message and commitment that “Going Green” is the way forward towards creating an economy that is based on sustainable development.

The Malaysia side was led by the Minister and the delegation comprised officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Pusat Tenaga Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara, Green Building Index Sdn Bhd,, Tenaga Nasional Bhd., and Persatuan Penjana Bebas Malaysia. The EU side was led by H.E. Vincent Piket, Head of EU Delegation to Malaysia, jointly with H.E. Helena Sangeland, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia, (Sweden is the current President of the EU), and 16 Ambassadors of EU Member States in Malaysia.

In his opening remarks, the Hon. Minister touched on Malaysia’s National Green Technology Policy, which will pave the roadmap for green technology adoption in Malaysia. Green technology would also be the new economic driver of Malaysia. The Minister also called upon for
greater cooperation between Malaysia and EU in green technology and hoped that this Dialogue would be an annual affair.

"We are very glad to support Malaysia's green national agenda by working closely with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water," said H.E. Vincent Piket, Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Malaysia. "These efforts are effective in both addressing the adverse effects of climate change while fueling interest in new businesses in the economy. The EU is a pioneer in green technology and green business and we want to cooperate with Malaysia on this," added Ambassador Piket.

According to H.E. Helena Sangeland, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, climate change poses challenges that requires cooperation and joint action within the EU and with other countries in the world. "If we take global actions now, we can avoid climatic disasters and through dialogues like this, we are able to leverage on resources and ideas to protect the environment," said Ambassador Sangeland. Sweden is the current EU President.

The Dialogue discussed various cooperation initiatives in a number of areas, namely policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity building, joint project initiatives and R&D. The chosen project proposals will be further deliberated at the working level for implementation.

Both sides agreed that it was a very fruitful dialogue and they were confident that it would catalyse closer Malaysia-EU relations and cooperation.

Minister - Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water


Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui's blog > talking about Budget 2010 - Green Technology and also reducing carbon footprints.

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