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Partnering with Eco-Business, OCBC Bank launched the inaugural OCBC Climate Index, a measurement of the current levels of environmental sustainability awareness and climate action among Singaporeans. Eco-Business developed the approach and framework for the Index given its expertise in environmental sustainability. OCBC Bank developed the research methodology. The approach and framework for the OCBC Climate …

A total of 16 candidates received the Singapore Sustainability Scholarship (SSS) from Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), Ms Grace Fu, at the virtual scholarship award ceremony this afternoon. The SSS is jointly offered by the National Environment Agency (NEA), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency (PUB), and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The SSS …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today announced the formation of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore and its leadership team with effect from 1 August 2021. Set up with a S$120 million fund from MPA and six founding partners namely BHP, BW Group, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Foundation Det Norske …

The National Parks Board (NParks) announced plans for a new recreational green network at Clementi Nature Corridor, today. The recreational green network will comprise 18 km of trails. This will include a new nature trail at the Old Jurong Line (Old Jurong Line Nature Trail) and a new Jurong Town Hall Park Connector, which will …

With effect from 30 July 2021, the new environmental sanitation regime will be progressively rolled out to higher-risk premises with immuno-vulnerable occupants and premises with high footfall. These premises include eldercare, youth and social service facilities, preschools, schools, food centres and markets, and coffeeshops. This staggered roll-out provides premises owners and operators more time to …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), through its waste management business SembWaste, today launched Singapore’s first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at its Tuas depot. The launch ceremony was officiated this morning by Guest of Honour, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport. Mr Ng Lang, Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), was also present to …

Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of space in landfills where they are disposed as agricultural waste. However, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found a way to deal with the …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), through its UK subsidiary Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK), today announces a collaboration agreement with Zero Degrees Whitetail Development Ltd., the UK subsidiary of US innovation firm 8 Rivers Capital, to explore the development of the UK’s first Net Zero emissions NET Power station at SEUK’s Wilton International site on Teesside. Named Whitetail …

GreenGov.SG, the public sector’s new sustainability movement, was officially launched today by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), at the Partners for the Environment (PFE) Forum held during Climate Action Week 2021. This movement is a key enabler of the national sustainability agenda mapped out in the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Under GreenGov.SG, the …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) launches the new Youth for Environmental Sustainability (YES) Programme today. This initiative aims to support youth interest in environmental sustainability throughout the year, in partnership with key community stakeholders. The YES Programme traces its roots to NEA’s annual Youth for the Environment Day (YED). From a traditional single-day event celebrating …