Nurul Akmar Idris, Mastura Mahmud


Climate change is one of the biggest challenges faced by cities of the developing world. Of no exception is the rapid development in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Like other developing cities, the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), such as carbon dioxide (CO2) from activities in the urban areas, industrial and emissions from motor vehicles. The objective of this study is to analyze the carbon footprint of the human breathing and the ability of green spaces (large gardens) to absorb the release of CO2 from breathing activities in Kuala Lumpur. An that 1,406 million kg tonnes CO2 / man / year were released by 1.67 million people in Kuala Lumpur. The release of CO2 from humans in Kuala Lumpur was estimated at 559,906.56 tonnes / man / year, while the CO2 absorption capacity for large gardens was 484,367.62 tonnes / man / year. The implication of this study showed that the total area of plants were not capable in absorbing the released carbon within the city.

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