Youth Environment Leaders Immersion Programme
At the #CESG Youth Environment Leaders Immersion Programme, more than 50 participating youth leaders were taken on exclusive guided tours through the expo, to learn more about the environmental services industry and the career options available.
At a special session with Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, selected youth teams shared the progress of their sustainability projects with her, and participants discussed key issues on zero waste and sustainability. Ms Fu encouraged the youths to keep up their passion and press on with their efforts for the environment. The session was moderated by Ms Pek Hailin, recipient of the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s EcoFriend Award 2019.
The team from the Environmental Health Institute at the National Environment Agency (NEA) explained how the release of male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes can suppress the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the community.
#DidYouKnow that these tiles were constructed from trash? Visit the GO-IBA: Green Manufactured Aggregate project booth to learn about how researchers from the Republic Polytechnic developed an eco-friendly, cost-effective and scalable encapsulation technology to treat incineration bottom ash (IBA).
Not to be missed at the NEA Innovation Pavilion today: robots that can clean, sweep, conduct inspections and more!
Prof Mohan’s team from the SUTD Singapore University of Technology & Design will showcase their fleet of robots during the #CESG Innovation Showcase & Pitch at 3.40pm. Meet Robot Falcon and Robot Sparrow, tasked with navigating through uneven terrains and inaccessible areas such as false ceilings and closed drains.
Clean Environment Convention track on Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Earlier today at #CESG2022: Our esteemed speakers for the first Clean Environment Convention track on Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency provided insights into renewable energy in the region.
The session featured Prof Armin Aberle, CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), National University of Singapore; Dr Daniel Wong, Head, Waste-to-Resource Department, Group Centre of Excellence, Sembcorp Industries Ltd; Mr David Newman, Managing Director, European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative, London and Brussels; Mr Law Gee Yong, Director (Policy and Planning), Energy Market Authority, Singapore; and Mr Suresh K, Director, Carbon Mitigation Division, National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore.
Clean Environment Leaders Summit Plenary 1
The importance of accelerating collective climate action took centre stage yesterday at the Clean Environment Leaders Summit Plenary 1 at #CESG2022, gathering policy makers and global business leaders to discuss the actions needed from the public and private sector in the race to net-zero.
Following an opening address by H.E Dr Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt & Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy of the COP-27 Climate Conference, who was also a panellist, esteemed panel members highlighted the significance of accountability through a robust international reporting framework and explored the role of businesses in reaching carbon emission goals.
For instance, Marriott International Inc, as one of the world’s largest hotel chains, is committed to replacing all amenities bottles, which equates to sparing 500 million single-use plastic bottles from going to landfills per year.
The panel emphasised that collaborative effort across all sectors for climate change is no longer optional for governments and businesses, and imperative action must be taken urgently to prevent irreversible damage to the environment.
Moderated by Ms Milag San Jose-Ballesteros, Global South Diversity Lead and Regional Director for East, Southeast Asia and Oceania, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (pictured far left), panel members were (from left to right):
- Mr Oliver Tonby, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
- Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore
- Mr Pang Yee Ean, CEO, Surbana Jurong Capital
- Mr Rajeev Menon, Board of Director, US ASEAN Business Council and President for Marriott International Inc for APEC