Pavilion embodied material calculation will be completed by the time we open the Pavilion doors to the public on 20th of October 2020.
This is a national initiative, in line with Malaysia’s efforts to reduce our carbon emission by 45% by 2030, offsetting the carbon for the Malaysia Pavilion is a step in the right direction. Although the Pavilion will be in Dubai, the offsetting is being done in Malaysia.
With the cooperation and collaboration from various government and private agencies, Malaysia is showing the world that she is serious in this matter, and that it is not just a single effort, but the participation of the entire nation, working together to achieve this goal. The inclusivity of other bodies screams Malaysia’s desire to change, and to build a better future for the country.
Hijjas Architects & Planners’ idea of the “Rainforest Canopy” not only depicts Malaysia as housing one of the oldest rainforest in the world, but also through their futuristic design of including heli-fans to enhance the airflow, self-shading and green landscaping, solar panels and grey water harvesting throughout the Pavilion. The Malaysia Pavilion itself has a reduction of more than 20% of energy use. The materials used will also be reused, once the pavilion is dismantled, according to the World Expo’s regulation for Expo 2020 Dubai.
This is the first time an initiative like this is being proposed and implemented for a pavilion at the World Expo. One of the sub-themes are SUSTAINABILITY: Respecting and living in balance with the world we inhabit to ensure a sustainable future for all. Staying true to the #MyButterflyEffect campaign, Malaysia does not only want to be the first to initiate this idea, but would like to call for other Pavilions to come forward and also follow through with their plan to uphold their stand on climate change, at the World Expo 2020.
YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change said: “We are telling the world that we are here, and we are going to be sustainable. Clearly this initiative will benefit Malaysia in the long run. Malaysia's Net Zero Carbon Pavilion will highlight Malaysia’s commitment towards reducing our carbon emission, as agreed in the Paris Agreement. The tree planting initiative will also ensure that the nation will reforest more land areas, apart from the current programmes being conducted by various national agencies, including the