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NUS, NTU and SMU reaffirm commitment to climate action, following report highlighting links between fossil fuel industry and universities

NUS and NTU said environmental sustainability and social responsibility are “carefully” integrated in their investment mgmt processes, and reaffirmed their commitment to taking climate action. It comes after a coalition of students in Singapore released a 68-page report…

Carbon services sector in S’pore growing amid global green push

As awareness about the impact of human activity on climate grows, so too is the corporate appetite for services that help firms measure and cut their carbon footprint. Over the past year, 13 intl firms have anchored and…

Scientific collaboration key to solving global challenges like climate change: DPM Heng

A strong spirit of collaboration will not only see the world through the Covid-19 pandemic, but will also be crucial in solving other global challenges like climate change, said DPM Heng Swee Keat on Mon. Addressing young scientists…

How to get the benefits of wetlands in places they don’t grow naturally? Make artificial ones

At Pekan Quarry on offshore Pulau Ubin, a constellation of artificial wetlands maps the once-plain water surface. The new habitats mean that creatures that would not have been found on an open expanse of water, such as waterhens,…

Singapore students rally against fossil fuel firms’ interference in universities

A group of students in Singapore has launched a campaign against the involvement of fossil fuel companies in tertiary education, which they say is “not acceptable in today’s environmental and social context”. The coalition, named Students for a…

US alumni use plastic and glass waste to make floating garden of edible plants

Mr Ibnur Rashad had been figuring out how to build a chinampa — also known as a “floating island”, a Mexican farming technique that allows plants to grow in shallow waters — when an encounter with a woman…

Donate a book in south-west S’pore and earn 5 cents in recycling points

Singapore residents can now donate a book to a community reading space in south-west Singapore and earn five cents in return. The amount will be given in the form of recycling points in an app. Share-Your-Book @ South…

Three in five households recycled regularly: NEA survey

While three in five households reported that they recycled regularly and that most knew what items could be placed in recycling bins, households were less aware of items that should not be deposited for recycling, NEA said on…

Recycling bins to be given to each household to raise domestic recycling rate

NEA is stepping up a gear to nudge people to speed up their recycling pace, working with public waste collectors to distribute a recycling bin to each household in 2022. The hope is that “these bins will make…

Making sustainability a key part of SMRT’s DNA

As a leading public transport operator in Singapore, SMRT is aware that our businesses and actions impact how current and future generations live, work and play. Mindful of our responsibilities, we have embraced sustainability as one of our…

Singapore MPs push for wider carbon tax coverage ahead of expected levy hike

Singapore’s parliamentarians are calling for more firms in the country to be covered under its carbon tax, ahead of an expected announcement by the government on price hikes for future emissions in Feb. The MPs, who spoke during…

No one succeeds until everyone succeeds in S’pore’s low-carbon transition

A total of 19 MPs spoke on the motion on green financing, green jobs and corporate accountability on Wed. Their recommendations had two overall thrusts: One, there must be concrete targets and actions to transition to a lower-carbon…

Singapore’s carbon tax needs ‘stronger price signal’ amid decarbonisation push: Grace Fu

Singapore’s carbon tax needs a “stronger price signal” for it to steer the economy towards a low-carbon future, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Wed. “This will tilt the scales further in favour of more innovative low-carbon technologies,…

Burning smell in eastern Singapore over past 2 days reported, cause not due to industrial incidents or hotspots: NEA

The “burning smells” reported in the eastern part of Singapore over the past two days is not linked to any local industrial incidents or hotspots in the region, said NEA on Wed night. In response to CNA’s queries,…

Growing green talent, green finance and combatting greenwashing among MPs’ suggestions for climate action

Helping Singaporeans seize green jobs, making the country a green financing hub and fighting greenwashing were among the topics raised in a debate on a parliamentary motion that was passed on Wed. The motion on climate change action,…

Firms will have time to adapt to carbon tax changes, authorities to provide financial support: Gan Kim Yong

Adjustments in Singapore’s carbon tax should be calibrated and made carefully so as to allow businesses enough time to adapt and stay competitive, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wed. Setting the correct carbon price…

S’pore Environment Council, Water Association sign MOU to enhance collaboration, boost sustainability

Greater collaboration between organisations can help Singapore transition towards a circular economy to enhance sustainability efforts. In the case of SEC and SWA, it can enable SWA members to tap SEC’s programmes in order to develop new capabilities…

Renewable energy may be hotly touted now but investors should do due diligence

Singapore has repositioned itself as a hub for renewable energy and green financing as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. But does the move mean green lights for investors to pile in at full tilt? Since the…

Built environment industry has reason to be optimistic in its outlook

Several developments in the built environment industry have given us some reason to be cautiously optimistic about the outlook in the new year. For one thing, the VTL that was established between Malaysia and Singapore recently has facilitated…

Orchid that was presumed extinct, new liverwort species among plant discoveries recorded in 2021

A small ground orchid that was presumed extinct in Singapore and a species of liverwort that is “new to science” were among the botanical discoveries recorded in the country in 2021, NParks said on Mon. A total of…

Items strewn around choked recycling bins are a common sight

With the growth of online shopping, it is common to see packaging waste carelessly strewn all around rubbish bins, and the blue recycling bins choked with bulky items. These ugly sights have become common enough to make me…

MPs propose tiered carbon tax model, setting up academy for sustainability-related R&D to combat climate change

A group of MP will next week propose in Parliament a tiered carbon tax model and the setting up of an academy for sustainability-related R&D and training to help Singapore combat climate change. These proposals will be laid…

With products in 40% of commercial buildings here, Johnson Controls cuts emissions through greening

Already under pressure from Covid-19 and related manpower shortages, the built environment sector must also contend with rising calls for green buildings and certifications. How can the construction sector, which accounted for 2.7% of Singapore’s nominal GDP last…

BHG Singapore to charge 20 cents per transaction for use of plastic bags

BHG Singapore will be charging 20 cents per transaction for the use of plastic bags across its five department stores islandwide from Fri. It said on Wed that the move is meant to reduce the need for such…

Up to 400 ComfortDelGro e-taxis to be put on roads this year, in first for operator

The country’s largest taxi operator, ComfortDelGro Taxi, on Wed said it will put up to 400 fully electric taxis on the roads this year, in the first large-scale electric taxi roll-out the company has embarked on in Singapore.…

Pan-United to explore decarbonisation of over 1,000 trucks in partnership with Surbana Jurong

Pan-United Concrete has entered into a project development partnership agreement with Surbana Jurong to study the feasibility of using electric and hydrogen fuel cells to power a fleet of more than 1,000 trucks used to move concrete. On…

Resorts World Sentosa and NUS set up laboratory for biodiversity conservation and decarbonisation research

RWS and NUS have announced the setting up of a laboratory for biodiversity conservation and decarbonisation research. RWS and NUS launched a 5-year applied research partnership on Wed to set up a collaborative RWS-NUS Living Laboratory. RWS has…

Place for both traditional and alternative proteins

I agree that the process of slaughtering animals for food could be made more humane, and I appreciate the good intentions behind Mr Mohan Tamilmaran’s meat tax proposal. However, I remain heavily sceptical of man-made meat substitutes. First,…

Go beyond the 3Rs

As we start 2022, let our thoughts be on leaving a sustainable planet for future generations. Every individual action counts in our collective effort towards a sustainable Singapore. It can start with small steps to consume and waste…

Celebrate Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment’s accomplishments over past 50 years

This year will mark 50 years since the Ministry of the Environment, now MSE, was established. Perhaps an exhibition showcasing its accomplishments could be considered to commemorate this occasion. MSE has come a long way since its inception…

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