Sustainability

INTRODUCTION

As part of Singapore’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, the city-state pledged to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and stabilise its emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. In 2016, the Singapore Climate Action Plan was launched which includes four strategies to achieve Singapore’s climate change targets. In the end, the efforts to mitigate carbon emissions, coupled with steps taken to adapt to climate change, need to ensure that Singapore remains a vibrant and liveable city for current and future generations.


OBJECTIVES

In line with the commitments and ambitions of Singapore, the EuroCham Sustainability Committee focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The committee works with the Singapore government to make their climate change objectives achievable and to ensure a smooth roll out. Committee members of this committee come from various industries which enables them members to tap the less explored opportunities. Concurrently, the committee establishes a common voice for the European business community in Singapore in the area of environmental sustainability.


HIGHLIGHTS

– Launch of Sustainability Committee
– Exploratory meeting with the National Environmental Agency
– Round-table discussion on Singapore’s climate change targets and collaboration opportunities with the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS)


TOPICS

– (Industrial) Energy efficiency
– Carbon footprint
– Carbon offset mechanisms
– Circular economy


STAKEHOLDERS

– National Climate Change Secretariat
– National Environment Agency
– Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
– Ministry of Trade and Industry
– Economic Development Board


HOW TO JOIN

For more information , please contact Ms. Nele Cornelis at nele.cornelis@eurocham.org.sg