: Iskandar Malaysia has been declared as the Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development (RCE).
State Health and Environment Committee chairman, Datuk Ayub Rahmat, said Iskandar RCE is a platform to bring together individuals and organisations to promote sustainable development.
"This recognition is a step towards ensuring that Iskandar Malaysia achieve 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emission by 2025," he told reporters after closing the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable and Low Carbon Exhibition organised by University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), here Saturday.
RCE has been recognised by United Nations University as a network of cooperation between experts, individuals and organisations who are committed to build sustainable development via education.
RCE Iskandar is the third REC in Malaysia after RCE Penang and RCE Central Malaysia.