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.

Sustainability

OBJECTIVES

In line with the commitments and ambitions of Singapore, the EuroCham Sustainability Committee focuses on building a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient Singapore.  The committee works with the Singapore government to make their climate change and sustainability  objectives achievable and to ensure a smooth roll out. Committee members of this committee come from various industries which enables them 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.

 

LEADERSHIP

Mr Corrado Forcellati, Director at Paia Consulting (Chair)
Mr Gavin Adda, CEO (Asia) at TOTAL Solar (Co-Chair)
Ms Sharmane Tan, Government & Public Affairs Associate, The Lego Group (Co-Chair)
Ms Michele Lemmens, Head Business Sustainability & CTO APAC,  Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Co-Chair)

Ms Cherine Fok, Director, Sustainability Services, KPMG Singapore at KPMG Services Pte Ltd

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Publication of the Sustainability Whitebook 2020-2021 including a chapter with good practice from various European companies in Singapore/Asean.
  • Exploratory meetings with the National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • Roundtable discussion with the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) on Singapore’s climate change targets and collaboration opportunities.
  • Closed door meetings with Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

TOPICS

  • (Industrial) Energy efficiency
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon offset mechanisms
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable textile and fashion
  • Green buildings
  • Food Waste
  • Agri-Biodiversity

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

  • National Climate Change Secretariat
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
  • Economic Development Board (EDB)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE