Today, we kicked off the Year of Climate Action 2018 with a special networking event at the Singapore Sustainability Academy (which is a very climate-friendly venue btw!)
Over 200 guests from different sectors, including ambassadors, corporate organisations, NGOs, youths and schools came to support the event.
During the event, Minister Masagos Zulkifli explained why 2018 was designated as Singapore’s Year of Climate Action:
Consciously or otherwise, our journey to fight climate change is well embedded throughout our development policies: in our care for the environment, greening, public transport and even by putting funds to half the energy needed to produce desalinated water.
We feel however, it is as important to raise the level of national consciousness around the need to take individual and collective action to fight climate change for a sustainable Singapore. Because the government cannot do it alone. This is a year when we will join forces with all of you here, plus many other parties across Singapore and beyond, to rally everybody to take action to reduce our carbon footprint and fight climate change. Our vision is to ensure Singapore’s sustainability and make Singapore the best liveable city for our citizens and visitors.
– Minister Masagos Zulkifli (full speech here)
This special animation video was also shared with all guests – we hope it will inspire you to take climate action too!
So what do you plan to do for #climateactionsg? For a start, why not pledge your personal/organisational commitment to climate action? It’s pretty inspiring to also see what others have pledged so far!