Decarbonising cooling: achieving Singapore’s Climate ambition

Decarbonising cooling: achieving Singapore's Climate ambition

As global trends shift, taking action to tackle the collective existential climate crisis is becoming increasingly important. Energy sits at the centre of this transition required to tackle the climate change crisis.

In Singapore, addressing emissions from this sector will be critical as the nation balances increased energy demand with long-term carbon reduction targets. To support this ambition, WWF-Singapore is hosting an event to focus on a key part of the country’s energy footprint: Cooling.

Cooling plays an important role in our life by keeping our vaccines safe, our food fresh, and ensuring we are comfortable in our buildings. Unsurprisingly, it is responsible for 30% of electricity consumption in Singapore, and this number is expected to grow due to increased warming and rapid development.

In recent years, we have seen more and more attention on cooling with the deployment of new technological solutions and increased public awareness However, more can be done to support this shift and WWF-Singapore seeks to amplify these pathways.

About this event

At this event, we will bring together leaders from the public and private sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, rally coordinated support and help enable impactful and scalable efforts.

We will also be launching a study, undertaken by WWF-Singapore and the Carbon Trust on decarbonising cooling systems using a whole-system approach. We will share the findings of our investigation and converse with industry leaders on how different industries, individuals and policy-makers can help accelerate action.

This event has been kindly supported by PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore as a venue sponsor.

Details of the event

  • Date: 30th June 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT+08:00)

Event Agenda:

3:00pm - Start of the event

3:05pm - Welcome remarks by R. Raghunathan, Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore)

3:10pm - Keynote speech by Benedict Chia, Director (Strategic Issues), National Climate Change Secretariat, Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office

3:20pm - Launch of the study and expert sharing on key report outcomes by Xinying Tok, Head of Southeast Asia, The Carbon Trust

3:40pm - Panel discussion with Q&A featuring:

  • Prof Lee Poh Seng, Co-Director, CoolestSG, NUS
  • Praveen Hassan Chandrashekar, Head, Sustainability and Resilience Office, Surbana Jurong
  • Chua Yong Hwee, Executive Director, New Energy, Keppel Infrastructure
  • Moderated by Swati Mandloi, Market Transformation, WWF-Singapore

4:45pm - Closing of the event and networking, light snacks will be served

5:30pm - End of the event

There are limited seats available for the event. If you are interested to attend in person, kindly send a mail with your name, designation, and company to

About WWF-Singapore

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

As one of WWF’s international hubs, the WWF-Singapore office supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. We help protect Singapore’s essential needs through the actions of individuals, businesses and governments in the region. To meet key conservation goals, we address issues such as deforestation, haze pollution, food security, sustainable consumption and illegal wildlife trade.

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