Q1 Y2020 COVID-19
It has been a once in a lifetime experience for many in the first quarter of 2020. The emergence of Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown introduced by countries across the world have limit activities and brought forward changes that usually take months, if not years, to happen. With these new challenges, how do PMCC deal with it and continue our contribution towards the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
In Malaysia, a Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented since 18 March 2020 and subsequently continued as Conditional Movement Control Order (EMCO) until 9 June 2020 and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) introduced on 10 June 2020 to take effect till 31 August 2020. Social distancing, or rather more accurately physical distancing between persons has been enforced, no grouping is allowed, office is closed or moved to the virtual world. Working from home has become one of the most popular hashtags #WFH.
MCO in Malaysia did not stop our desire to continue learning and contribute to the SDGs despite no physical groupings or activities can be conducted. In the month of April and May 2020, PMCC has conducted two online sessions of BrainHuddle with topics related to the SDGs. Our first honourable guest in April 2020 being Baida Hercus, the president of Free Tree Society, shared her extensive knowledge in climate crisis and how it will impact an individual, business, country and our one and only Mother Earth.
Then, Matthias Gelber, dubbed the Greenest Person on the Planet, during the BrainHuddle in May 2020 gave us an insight of sustainability in construction and how to get our buildings ready for a Covid-19 world. Notwithstanding the challenges, a higher number of attendances including those from aboard is accomplished in both virtual sessions as a result of our dedicated efforts. Discussions happened equally, if not much more, between participants and the speakers on the topics.
BECOMING TIGER HEROES
Additional to the above, PMCC is also supporting WWF in saving our Malayan tiger from extinction. According to the First National Tiger Survey conducted from 2016 to 2018, there is less than 200 Malayan tigers left in the wild. Our Malayan tigers has been classified as a ‘Critically Endangered’ species under the IUCN Red List. WWF explain the importance that Malayan tigers keep populations of prey species in check which in turn maintains the balance of the ecosystem. This is as important to the environment as to the human world. PMCC cultivate this awareness among our staffs and pledge to save the Malayan tiger via WWF website https://www.wwf.org.my/tiger_pledge_/. We also encourage everyone to come together and play a part in fighting poaching and tiger conservations.
Last but not least, we are actively liaising with various other non-profitable organisations to bring in more valuable events either in the virtual or reality world. Please subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on social media platform so as not to miss out in our exciting events. It is truly leaving no one behind in this journey of SDGs contribution especially during this difficult time.
Chat Soon Qian