Singapore is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which has brought about extremes in weather conditions. Temperatures have reached record highs. Parts of Singapore have been inundated with heavy rainfall, causing flash floods and fallen trees. On the other extreme, there is a significant risk that the water supply from Linggiu Reservoir, which supplies half of Singapore’s water needs, will run out in 2017. These episodes are a reminder of how climate change can affect our lives and livelihoods.
It has been argued that such climate extremes are attributed to levels of emissions. As a responsible country, Singapore has pledged to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve these targets, efforts have been made to enhance the Energy Conservation Act, such as introducing energy performance standards for common industrial equipment and systems, as well as requiring companies to undertake regular energy efficiency opportunity assessments.
Tackling climate change cannot be the work of the Government alone. It is a threat which requires the collective effort of businesses and communities to reduce their respective carbon footprints. Businesses, individuals and NGOs all have the responsibility and opportunity to be climate change ready.
This event, organised in partnership with the National Environment Agency (NEA) aims to address the following:
- What is Singapore’s strategic direction in mitigating climate change, and where are we now?
- How does climate change impact your bottom line as a business?
- What are the opportunities that businesses can consider to climate-proof themselves and yet stay competitive?
Date: 4 May 2018, Friday
Registration: 2.00 pm
Event starts: 2.30 pm
Networking & Refreshments: 4.00 pm
Venue: Fusionopolis One (Symbiosis) Level 5, Seminar Rooms 6 and 7
Event ends: 5.00 pm