03/10/2023 06:41 PM

KUCHING, Oct 3 (Bernama) -- Sarawak is ahead of other states in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia as far as dealing with global climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement 2015 is concerned.

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said this is done through the state’s bold and systematic energy transition plan. 

"We are the leading region in producing clean renewable energy, where currently about 70 percent of our energy mixed is from hydropower. 

"We are committed to maintain at least 60 percent of our renewable energy capacity mix with hydropower," he said when closing a two day Malaysia Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit 2023: Sarawak Region here, today.

Abang Johari added hydropower offers Sarawak a sustainable renewable energy option that could reduce carbon emission intensity of  its power system by 73 percent between 2010 and 2021, contributing to the state net zero and sustainability commitments. 

"Leveraging on renewable hydropower has allowed us to explore green hydrogen production and utility scale floating solar," he said.

He added that under his leadership, he will assure that Sarawak will continue to lead the Green Economy Agenda in the region for a sustainable development in line with PCDS 2030 and SDGs initiatives.