Singapore is committed to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. We also believe in the importance of doing our part to support fellow developing countries. In July 2018, Singapore launched the Climate Action Package (CAP) with the aim to support the region’s climate action efforts by developing capacity in key areas such as climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, green climate finance and stormwater management. The CAP courses are supported by the broader Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP). Since 1992, the SCP has benefited more than 128,000 officials from fellow developing countries, by providing training in key areas such as sustainable development, urban planning, water and transport management.

Interested parties may access the following webpage for more information, as well as to submit an application for the courses. Courses are available for application 2 to 3 months before the scheduled course dates.

Courses offered under the Climate Action Package in 2019:

S/NCourse title: Course date: Topic:Synopsis and key topics:Agency in charge: Participant profile:
1Green Climate Financing11 – 15 November 2019Climate FinanceFocusing on climate financing strategies, this course will provide insights into mechanisms available to support projects and programmes to counter climate change.

The following topics are covered:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Trends in green climate financing
Global and regional climate financing sources
Challenges of National Implementing Entities and National Climate Finance Institutions
Monitoring, reporting and verifying financial flows
Ministry of Foreign AffairsMiddle to senior level government officials involved in climate change projects, planning and investment
2Managing Coastal Biodiversity under Urbanisation and Climate Change Pressures14 – 18 October 2019 BiodiversityThis course shares Singapore’s approach to protect and manage coastal biodiversity despite urbanisation. It also discusses how climate change impacts Sustainable Development Goals.

The following topics are covered:
Ecosystem services and benefits
Response to urbanisation and climate change impact
Enhancing biodiversity in urbanised coastal environment
Management approaches relevant to urbanisation, climate change adaptation and mitigation
National Environment AgencyMiddle level policymakers and government officials involved in coastal management
3Clean Energy and Emission Reduction30 September – 4 October 2019Climate Mitigation This course shares Singapore’s multi-agency engagement in formulating clean and renewable energy solutions. It also aims to give a better appreciation of issues surrounding collective mitigating actions on a global scale.

The following topics are covered:
Introduction to clean energy resources and technologies
Energy and climate security
Sustainable and clean energy governance issues
Clean Development Mechanism adoption and implementation
National Environment AgencyMiddle to senior level officials involved in policymaking for sustainability and environmental excellence
4Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies9 – 13 September 2019Climate Adaptation & MitigationFocusing on ways to mitigate environmental challenges that arise from climate change, this course discusses the impact of climate change, and the various adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The following topics are covered:
Understanding the risks and impact of climate change
Adaptation strategies in urban environments, freshwater, food, health, transportation and rising sea levels
Mitigation technologies and policies
Reflections on Singapore’s environmental journey
Energy efficiency in Singapore
National Environment AgencyMiddle level government officials involved in climate change, adaptation strategies and mitigation measures
5Disaster Risk Reduction3 – 6 September 2019Resilience BuildingConducted in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this course looks at the key principles of disaster risk reduction and the hardcoding of resilience into policy, infrastructure and human behaviour.

The following topics are covered:
Vulnerability assessment
Early warning systems and pandemic preparedness
Emergency management and evacuation plans
Public-private partnership to strengthen decision-making
Climate change adaptation and mitigation
Ministry of Foreign AffairsMiddle to senior level officials involved in planning and implementing disaster risk policy and management
6Environmental Conservation and Sustainability6 – 10 May 2019SustainabilityAddressing issues related to coastal population and urbanisation, this course analyses policymaking on environmental sustainability in various areas.

The following topics are covered:
Sustainability and sustainable pathways
Environmental threats in land, sea and air
Land and ocean-based conservation issues
Pollution, health and climate change
Freshwater sustainability and water security
Food production and security
Environmental conservation and Sustainable Development Goals
National Environment AgencyMiddle level government officials involved in policymaking on environmental conservation and sustainability

Other MEWR Family-led Courses under the Singapore Cooperation Programme in 2019:

S/NCourse titleCourse dateTopic: Synopsis and key topics:Agency in charge:Participant profile:
1Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable WASH Services in a Rapidly Changing Context19 – 23 August 2019SustainabilityConducted in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), this course shares the skills and knowledge on water management, urban sanitation and drinking water quality monitoring.

The following topics are covered:
UNICEF Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) strategy and tools
Global and regional status and implications of WASH
WASH Enabling Environment and WASH Bottleneck Analysis
Integrated management of water resources, water quality and used water
Environmental protection and management in Singapore
Water pollution control and strategies
PUB, Singapore’s National Water AgencyMiddle to senior level government officials dealing with WASH from public health departments, and those representing urban and rural WASH
2Leadership and Management Programme for Senior Management of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Associations (RA) II and V26 - 30 August 2019Leadership and GovernanceManagement development is an important issue for all NMHSs, even more so in today’s rapidly changing and broadening roles. The programme aims to develop successful managers in WMO Member NMHSs in WMO RA II (Asia) and V (South-West Pacific). It is jointly conducted by the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) and the WMO.

The following topics are covered:
Leadership and governance
Strategic planning
Financial management
Human resource management
Effective communications
National Environment AgencyDirector-General and Directors of NMHSs (or equivalent)

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