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 rollout. Committee members 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 Eduardo Karlin, General Manager Asia Pacific at Mainstream Renewable Power Asia Holdings (Chair)
Ms Maria Angela Esquivel, Corporate Affairs Director (Government Relations, Sustainability, Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs and Legal) at FC C.V. (FrieslandCampina AMEA Pte Ltd) (Co-Chair)
Ms Claire Langrée Saf, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability at WABIO Technology (Co-Chair)
Mr Corrado Forcellati, Director at Paia Consulting (Co-Chair)
Ms Evelien Hooijman, Regional Sustainability Lead at ING Bank N.V. (Co-Chair)
Mr Gavin Adda, CEO of Peak Energy (Co-Chair)
Mr Federico Di Credico, Managing Director at ACT Group (Co-Chair)
Mr Huub van den Brok, Business Leader Customer Lifetime Value Lifecycle business & Installed Base Management Health Systems Asia & Pacific (APAC) at Philips Electronics (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Co-Chair)
Ms Sabrina Noiran, Chief Sustainable Business Officer at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking in Asia Pacific (Co-Chair)
Mr Stephan Degenhart, Associate Partner and Managing Director Asia Pacific & Middle East at Drees & Sommer APAC (Co-Chair)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Panel discussion on Singapore as a future potential supply chain hub for offshore wind
  • Panel discussion on Sustainability in Healthcare Industry
  • Webinar with EU Directorate-General for Global Sustainable Environment on EU Circular Economy regulations
  • Closed-door with REC-N-COMP, EU funded programme and their mission to Singapore, circularity and sustainable practices in manufacturing
  • Panel discussion on How to transform manufacturing to achieve net-zero
  • European Excellence in Sustainability
  • Roundtable discussion with the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) on Singapore’s climate change targets and collaboration opportunities.
  • Roundtable discussion on circular economy with European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment
  • EuroCham Position Paper: Clean and Efficient Energy: Green Buildings
  • Event on Enhancing Business Values and Performances through Emerging CSR Best Practices Asia
  • Exploratory meeting with the National Environment Agency (NEA)

TOPICS

  • Energy efficiency and green transition
  • Carbon footprint
  • Carbon offset mechanisms
  • Circular economy
  • Blue Carbon and marine biodiversity
  • Green sustainable financing
  • Green consumerism
  • Green taxonomy

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

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

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE