climate change

In the shadow of Covid

IF the first six months of 2020 should offer any wisdom about the human race, it is that we are seldom prepared for scenarios that present high risks but have a low probability of happening.

David Yeung, CEO & Co-founder of Green Monday

COVID-19 IS ONE big reason why we need to look at plant-based proteins, say climate advocates. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three out of every four new...

Buyers of light goods vehicle get green incentive

A NEW Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES) will offer buyers of clean light goods vehicles an incentive while imposing a surcharge if they buy vehicles that are pollutive.

Singapore targets fridges and air-cons in fight against climate change

SINGAPORE is moving to reduce the emission of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly used in refrigerants, alongside initiatives to strengthen the Republic's coastal protection in its push to fight...

Charged up: Singapore's journey to the future of cars begins now

Dr Sanjay Kuttan, who chairs the sustainable infrastructure committee under the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, agrees. He believes the motivations around climate change,...

Corporates should embrace Budget's farsightedness

AS Budget 2020 approached, it became increasingly clear that its key theme was going to be about cushioning the economy from the impact of Covid-19. So, for people who spend their time watching...

Observers support government's push for electric vehicles

BUDGET 2020 delivered a pleasant surprise for climate-change watchers, who say measures to spur the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) are a step in the right direction, and that the government's...

Budget 2020: Initial S$5b injection for new fund to guard against rising sea levels

THE Singapore government will set up a Coastal and Flood Protection Fund with an initial injection of S$5 billion, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget...

As nations bicker, a greener future evolves in finance industry

LONDON • Away from the toxic atmosphere at United Nations climate summit talks, in boardrooms, banks and trading houses, a transformation in green finance is under way.

A game changer for Singapore's climate policies?

AS CLIMATE change increasingly occupies public discourse in Singapore, observers are expecting it to feature more strongly in Budget 2020, alongside the government's priorities in business...

Resetting the climate agenda for 2020

MAJOR economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments at the United Nations summit in Madrid last December, aggravating fears that the world will not act in time to stop rising global...