A monthly e-newsletter on Singapore’s sustainable development and climate action efforts

Encouraging climate-friendly action in households

Singapore celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Clean and Green Singapore movement on 28 November 2020. The movement aims to inspire Singaporeans to care for and protect our environment by adopting a clean, green and sustainable lifestyle. At the event, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that eligible households could apply for vouchers to purchase LED lights, energy-efficient refrigerators and water-efficient shower fittings under a S$25 million Climate-Friendly Household package to support households to take climate action.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and colleagues planting Magnolia champaca trees at the launch of Clean and Green Singapore 2020. Singapore aims to restore nature back into our city by planting more than 1 million trees over the next 10 years.

Read an article on the package here.

Strengthening our climate science capabilities

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) recently set up the Climate Science Research Programme Office (CSRPO). The Office will oversee research grant programmes such as the National Sea Level Programme (NSLP), and lead efforts in formulating and implementing the National Climate Science Research Masterplan. Under the NSLP, grants have been awarded to two research projects to better understand sea level change in the region. These efforts will help to build a vibrant research landscape in Singapore, and strengthen our climate science capabilities in tackling the potential impact of climate change.

Minister Grace Fu releasing a weather balloon at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore, which the CSRPO is set up under. The balloon-borne sensors (radiosondes) provide detailed information of the upper atmosphere, which is shared with the international community.

Read more on the CSRPO and NSLP here.

Galvanising Climate Action in the Community

Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, announced the first grant call for the S$50 million SG Eco Fund on 25 November 2020. The Fund will support ground-up projects by individuals, groups and companies that involve the community and advance environmental sustainability in Singapore. Supportable projects include those which address climate change mitigation, waste reduction, as well as the conservation of nature and biodiversity.

Minister Fu announcing the first grant call for the S$50 million SG Eco Fund, which aims to motivate and enable individuals, groups and companies to take collective action to build a more sustainable future.

Find out more about the SG Eco Fund here.

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