Penang International Climate Change Conference 2017, in short PICCC, is organised with the theme “Making Cities A Solution”. Cities are among the highest contributor to climate change, which accounts for as high as 70 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. As such, cities play a pivotal role in sustainable development solutions to combat climate change.
The conference aspires to bring up discussions on unique solutions cities can offer not just to fight climate change, but also to boost economic prosperity and catalyse smart urbanisation. Therefore, we hope to bring all city leaders, citizens, policymakers and decision-makers, academicians and climate scientists to work together towards a common goal—putting their heads together to help make cities into a sustainable solution.