Discover how easy it is to hold a green event following thorough sustainable city planning in Singapore.
Singapore has always prioritised sustainability and placed it at the forefront of its long-term plan. In 2009, we launched the first Sustainable Singapore Blueprint to continuously outline strategies that will improve our green footprint by year 2030. Green measures are now woven into the infrastructure of the economy, with emphasis placed on reducing waste and increasing the use of renewable energy sources like solar power. Businesses are also rewarded for sustainable business practices as the government ramps up efforts to create a green economy with green jobs3.
This has led to global recognition for our sustainability efforts:
Sustainable design reduced environmental footprint reduced by
on the 2021 Global 100 Rankings for Most Sustainable Companies5
Green Port for 3 consecutive years
Awarded to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Port Services Network (APSN)6
2019 Apex Corporate Sustainability Award Awarded to Changi Airport7
Level 3 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme Awarded to Changi Airport8
Commitment has remained high over the years as we step up efforts in tandem with the global conversation. Sustainability is a key area in the Research Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan budget, a five-year blueprint outlining Singapore’s science and technology strategies.
In 2021, the government also launched the Green Plan, outlining a focus on six pillars — a green government, a city in nature, sustainable living, energy reset, a green economy and a resilient future9 —, and green targets to be achieved by year 2030.
New initiatives include goals to double electric vehicle charging points, reduce carbon waste by 30 percent by 2026, and to review carbon tax so that only the best-in-class carbon-intensive investments enter the country. Plans are also in place to transform Jurong Island into a sustainable energy hub, as well as for greater emphasis on sustainable tourism, sustainable packaging, decarbonisation, waste up cycling urban farming and water treatment.10
Overall, interest in sustainability is high, and Singapore is already home to various sustainability events, including but not limited to:
An annual confluence of events anchored by the Ecosperity Conference organised by Temasek, that brings together global business leaders, policy-makers, investors and other communities across the region to discuss pertinent trends in sustainability. In 2021, discussions are focused on decarbonisation and climate action, reimagining nature and resources, and sustainable investing and financing.
Asia’s top regional conference organised by CSRWorks International. The summit is dedicated to discussing trends, techniques, challenges, solutions and success stories in sustainability reporting.
MCI is a worldwide events and meetings organiser with a strong track record in driving sustainable events and standards for the MICE industry.VISIT WEBSITE
Greenview is a sustainability consultancy that focuses on sustainability reporting and measurement within the hospitality industry.VISIT WEBSITE
Sustain Ability Showcase Consultancy Asia
A leading Singapore-based sustainability consultancy that introduces, manages and promotes sustainability measures and services for events and businesses.VISIT WEBSITE
As climate change has taken centre stage in global conversations, Singapore stands as an eco-friendly tourist and business events destination. Here, planners can readily put together events with sustainability at the core.
Point-to-point transportation in Singapore is also eco-friendly with ride hailing service Grab enabling passengers to make contributions to solarisation projects when booking rides7. For those that require private transport, car-sharing services are widely available throughout the island with providers such as GetGo, BlueSG and Car Club8.
Looking forward, Singapore will continue to reduce emissions from transport. By 2030, half of the city's public buses and public taxis will be electric, and by 2040, all the city's public buses will transition off diesel and run on cleaner energy9.
8https://getgo.sg/, https://www.bluesg.com.sg/, https://www.carclub.com.sg/
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A whitepaper published by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
The great return to in-person meetings and events worldwide is taking place against a background of growing corporate focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Organisations are increasingly concerned about how their business activities impact the wider world, with sustainability at the forefront. This whitepaper sets out key strategies and approaches to help travel and meetings professionals deliver the sustainable events and a case study on Singapore’s sustainable destination offerings, examining the policies and practices that the country has enacted to create a powerful proposition for green meetings and events.
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Web in Travel (WiT) Experience Week 2020
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Rotary International Convention
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