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The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

As calls for urgent climate action grow louder in the run-up to the COP26 climate change negotiations in Nov, experts are proposing more extreme measures to accelerate the shift away from a fossil fuels-based economy. Speaking at the…

Sentosa aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2030; roadmap rolled out focusing on renewables, sustainability

Sentosa island is known for its golf courses, beaches and luxury hotels. But visitors will soon be able to appreciate another aspect of the island of fun – its luxuriant nature and green initiatives – through biodiversity tours…

New marine climate science programme in S’pore to call for proposals in November

As a small island nation surrounded by the sea, Singapore is vulnerable to changes in the realm of the blue as the world warms. Sea level rise brought about by the melting of land ice, for instance, is…

HP Singapore to take workforce, business partners on journey to sustainability, smart manufacturing

There are only a handful of companies in the world like HP Inc that have shown how technology can be used to pursue aggressive sustainability goals without compromising the interest of their shareholders. HP has a sustainable impact…

Burning of joss paper in housing estates: Take better measures to manage pollution

I applaud NEA for taking swift enforcement action against a trio who was reported in the media recently as having thrown joss paper into a canal as offerings — an offence under the Environmental Public Health Act. However,…

Temasek Polytechnic launches refrigerant handling course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Mr Toby Ong, director of Vemac Services, a refrigerant reclaiming company, says there are still people disposing of refrigerants by just pouring them away. To reduce the harm this can do to the environment, TP is offering a…

Singapore’s ability to forecast rainfall will get a boost by the first quarter of 2022

An enhanced smart system to forecast rainfall here with greater accuracy will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, boosting the Republic’s suite of tools to respond more quickly to flash floods. MSE Minister Grace Fu said…

Many firms don’t fully understand role of chief sustainability officer nor do they staff it well, says expert

Thriving interest in ESG concerns and an ever-evolving reporting landscape have heightened the need for and the importance of a chief sustainability officer (CSO) within an organisation; yet, many companies – both small and large – still do…

Tougher laws to be introduced in October 2022 to reduce construction noise and greenhouse gas emissions

Contractors who carry out work at construction sites near residential areas and hospitals on days they are not supposed to may be required to set up cameras at their worksites. The measure comes as authorities look to toughen…

PUB gets $51m funding, invites proposals including for studying climate impact on water quality

PUB has received $51 million in funding from NRF for water research, and is looking for solutions in two areas – extracting chemicals needed for water treatment and studying the impact of climate change on water quality here.…

Singaporeans prioritise green spaces, affordable housing in URA poll on long-term land use plans

Eight in 10 of those who responded to a poll on long-term land use plans felt that parks, nature spaces and greenery are key to making Singapore a good place to live, work and play. A similar number…

Tree nursery with endangered species launched at Pulau Ubin, two new insects discovered

A nursery of 500 trees, known as an arboretum, was launched on Pulau Ubin on Sat to support research and educate the public on the area’s rich natural heritage and biodiversity. At the launch, which took place on…

Not just a hashtag: Student questions if we are really making a difference on climate change

As part of Gen Z, I feel increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change. As digital natives, my generation has grown up using social media platforms to spread awareness on environmental issues, initiate conversations and kickstart campaigns.…

S’pore using ‘virtual twins’ of land and sea to monitor activities and plan projects

Dotted with ships and fish farms, and teeming with marine life, the seas surrounding Singapore contain a treasure trove of information, some of it invisible to the naked eye. The information includes details about the seabed, the status…

How ride-hailing will change to help countries meet climate goals

Heatwaves and coastal floods for Singapore if global GHG emissions aren’t reduced to net-zero by around 2050. The recently published IPCC report states, human activities have been responsible for about 1.1 degrees Celsius of warming. Unless there are…

Singapore CEOs bullish about growth, earnings but flag ESG concerns: Survey

CEO in Singapore are more bullish about the country’s growth potential and their companies’ earning power over the next three years compared with their global peers, according to a survey released on Wed. It also found that CEOs…

Singapore experienced wettest August in more than 40 years: Met Service

Singapore experienced its wettest Aug in more than 40 years, said the Met Service on Wed, adding that the first half of Sept is likely to be less wet. “Based on the rainfall averaged over long-term stations islandwide,…

As climate change brings more intense rainfall, S’poreans must learn to adapt daily routines: Grace Fu

As climate change brings more frequent bouts of extreme weather and lead to flash floods here, Singaporeans must learn to adapt by planning their daily routines around weather advisories and warnings, Ms Grace Fu said. The MSE Minister…

Sembcorp Industries launches Singapore’s first sustainable financing framework in energy sector

Sembcorp Industries has launched the Sembcorp Sustainable Financing Framework, which lays out Sembcorp’s strategic approach, KPIs and SPTs for its sustainability-linked transactions. The three KPIs set out by the group are GHG emissions intensity (Scope 1 and 2),…

Singapore exchange proposes mandatory climate-related disclosures

SGX RegCo will require mandatory climate-related disclosures for listed companies as part of a roadmap to meet investor demand for greater commitments to tackle climate change. From 2022, all companies will need to disclose information in-line with recommendations…

Why Singapore’s plastic recycling rate is so low and what can be done to raise it

A week ago, NEA launched a study looking at whether Singapore should have its first recycling facility dedicated to only plastic bottles in an effort to boost plastic recycling rates here. Right now, the recycling rate for plastic…

Flooding in tropics expected but brace for more ‘extreme weather’, even prolonged dry spells in Singapore, experts say

Some experts in environmental science are warning that Singapore can expect more erratic weather events to occur in future, such as the hours of intense rainfall earlier this week that led to the recent deluge in Bukit Timah.…

Make sustainability a pillar of Total Defence

On Aug 14, rain fell at the peak of the Greenland ice sheet for the first time in recorded history. The 7 billion tonnes of rain caused significant melting in Greenland, covering an area about four times the…

Make sustainability a part of what it means to be Singaporean: Desmond Lee

Singaporeans must adopt sustainability as a core value if it is to realise the country’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Fri. The efforts require the people to make sustainability a part…

New category for smaller community projects as SG Eco Fund opens second grant call

The SG Eco Fund has introduced a new category for smaller community projects, to encourage more ground-up action and more people to apply. This was revealed as MSE Minister Grace Fu announced the second grant call for the…

We’re in a climate casino. Here’s how to fight against the odds

Imagine you are in a casino where the roulette wheels have only red and black colours. You win if the ball falls on black, and the house wins on red. Currently, more black than red slots exist, so…

Carbon dilemma: How can electric vehicles become more eco-friendly?

EVs might not emit harmful gases like carbon monoxide, but they still have an environmental impact throughout their life cycle – from the production process which requires the extraction of raw materials like lithium, to the kind of…

When the alarm bells on climate change backfire

These were some of the words screaming from headlines around the world after the UN’s IPCC released its latest and most comprehensive report on climate change this month. It details scientific assessments of climate change, warned that global…

Rainfall on Aug 24 surpasses previous record for same month in 1983

Rainfall hit a record high on Tues, with more rain falling over parts of the island than any other day in Aug since 1983. As of noon, the highest daily total rainfall recorded was 239.8mm at Mandai and…

Copenhagen, Toronto ranked world’s 2 safest cities, as Singapore slips from 2nd to 3rd: EIU report

Tokyo and Singapore have been knocked off first and second spots respectively in a ranking of the world’s safest cities by Copenhagen and Toronto after environmental security was added as a criterion in the ranking. Meanwhile, Covid-19 forced…

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