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.
For the full Singapore Cooperation Programme calendar, click here.
To download the calendar, click here.
Courses offered under the Climate Action Package in 2020:
|Course title||Course date||Synopsis:||Topics:||Participant profile:|
|Policymaking for a Sustainable Economy and Environment||11 – 15 Jan 2021||Deriving from Singapore’s experience in green city planning, this course touches on the essential frameworks for sustainable economic development.||Singapore’s experience in planning a green, liveable city; Policy and financing frameworks for sustainable development in building, transportation, resource management and land-use; Climate change and financing a low carbon economy||Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in urban town
planning and economic development.
|Sustainable Waste Management and Smart Urbanisation||2 – 6 Nov 2020||This course provides insight to Singapore’s multi-agency collaboration in formulating and implementing nature-based solutions (NBS) to enhance urban resilience. It also addresses issues related to urbanisation in the context of evolving challenges brought about by climate change.||Sustainability and sustainable pathways: Climate-smart land-use planning, sustainable|
buildings and blue-green infrastructure; Population growth and urbanisation; Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Resource and circular economy; Sustainable urban food production and food waste management; Urban development, SDGs and relevant targets
|Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in policymaking
for sustainability and environmental excellence.
|Sustainable WASH Services||21 – 25 Sep 2020||Conducted with UNICEF, this course articulates the expertise and strategies on water management, urban sanitation and drinking water quality monitoring.||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
|Mid- to senior-level government officials dealing with urban and rural water, sanitation and hygiene, and public health departments.|
|Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies||7 – 11 Sep 2020||This course introduces Singapore’s adaptation and mitigation strategies in addressing challenges from climate change.||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
|Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in climate change, adaptation strategies and mitigation measures.|
|Clean Energy and Emission Reduction||13 – 17 Jul 2020||This course shares Singapore's multi-agency engagement in formulating clean and renewable energy solutions to achieve a balance between development and conservation. Participants would gain understanding on the importance of collective mitigating actions on a global scale.||Introduction to clean energy resources and technologies; Energy and climate security; Sustainable and clean energy governance issues; Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) adoption and implementation||Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in policymaking for sustainability and environmental excellence.|
|Managing Coastal Biodiversity Under Urbanisation Pressures||1 – 5 Jun 2020||Focusing on Singapore’s approach to preserve and manage biodiversity, this course discusses policies to mitigate climate change in an urbanised ecosystem.||Ecosystem services and benefits; Incorporating climate risk management in sustainable development policy formulation; Enhancing biodiversity in an urbanised coastal environment; Managing urbanisation and climate change adaptation mitigation||Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in ecosystem and biodiversity management.|
|Environmental Conservation and Sustainability||13 – 17 Apr 2020||This course shares Singapore’s experience in conservation issues. It also addresses policy challenges on environmental sustainability.||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, food waste and food security; Environmental conservation and Sustainable Development Goals||Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in policymaking on environmental conservation and sustainability.|
|Sustainable Integrated Water Resources and Stormwater Management||9 – 11 March 2020||This course discusses approaches to integrated water resources management to deal with the extreme weather conditions brought on by climate change.||Water supply diversification to enhance resilience to droughts; Demand management to reduce consumption; Stormwater management strategies; Smart solutions to improve water sustainability||Middle to senior level government officials involved in integrated water resources and stormwater management.|
|Sustainable Urban Planning and Green City||17 – 21 February 2020||This course focuses on best practices in pursuit of sustainable development. It shares Singapore’s experience in green city planning, policymaking and living in an eco-city.||Sustainable development and its application in green building, transportation and resource management; Singapore’s experience as a green, liveable city; Delivering water and energy-efficient projects||Middle to senior level officials involved in urban town planning, management and public works.|
|Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (view course highlights)||13 – 15 Jan 2020||This workshop provides practical hands-on training and sharing of lessons amongst ASEAN Member States on how to update or enhance Nationally Determined Contributions in line with related guidance from the Katowice Rulebook, and prepare their Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy||NDC-related decisions from the Paris Agreement and Katowice Rulebook; Accounting guidance; Adaptation Communications; Preparing Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy||Mid- to senior-level government officials involved in climate change issues in ASEAN Member States|