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Grab Singapore today announced its 2030 Transport Sustainability Goal, where it has committed to operate via a full fleet running on cleaner energy by 2030. This goal is set as part of the broader GrabForGood initiative that seeks to positively impact three core groups – People, Partners and the Planet. As one of its first …

Vertical greenery ‘planted’ on the exterior of buildings may help to buffer people against stress, a study by a team of NTU Singapore psychologists has found. Using VR headsets, 111 participants were asked to walk down a virtual street for five minutes. Participants were randomly assigned to either a street that featured rows of planted greenery (e.g., …

Singapore’s first nationwide electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) management system will start on 1 July 2021. The new system will make it more convenient for consumers to recycle their e-waste, while ensuring e-waste is managed effectively, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable manner. The system comes as a result of NEA’s extensive industry consultation [1] since …

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19 port authorities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the US, signed a declaration on their collective response to disruption, digitalisation, and decarbonisation at the 6th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR). Hosted by the Antwerp Port Authority, this virtual event was held on 22 and 23 June 2021. Please refer to Annex A for the …

The Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) and Shell City Solutions are today announcing the launch of the Resilient Energy and Mobility Transition Program. R-Cities and Shell will form collaborative platforms to allow for the exchange of technical assistance, energy and mobility expertise, and global city best practices to develop transition plans and accelerate investment in at …

Samantha Thian wants the waters around her island home to be as crystal clear as she is about her mission. “My biggest goal is to be a positive voice for change. So many people of my generation are disheartened by the state of the planet. I want to tell them that there’s hope, that change …

JTC Corporation (JTC) and Shell Singapore have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding supported by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Energy Market Authority (EMA) to jointly explore developing a solar farm on part of Semakau Landfill, south of the Singapore mainland. If successful, the solar farm would reduce the country’s carbon emissions and meet …

An artist’s impression of the STDCT which will be housed on NUS’ Kent Ridge campus The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), together with key stakeholders in Singapore’s data centre industry, have established a new S$23 million research programme to develop innovative and sustainable cooling solutions for data centres located in tropical locations. …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has awarded the new public waste collection contract for the City-Punggol sector to SembWaste Pte. Ltd. (SembWaste) through an open competitive tender. SembWaste was appointed after NEA received 11 tender offers from six tenderers. The current contract for public waste collection in the City-Punggol sector is held by SembWaste and …

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM, hereinafter referred to as “SKT”) today announced that it has secured its first sustainability-linked loan facility from DBS Bank in Singapore. The three-year KRW 200 billion (SGD 238 million) loan facility features interest rate discounts pegged to pre-determined environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in areas such as carbon emissions management and …