One of the largest causes of climate change is the use of fossil fuels – our primary source of energy. Unfortunately, this carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels contributes massively to climate change. In 2017, global energy-related carbon emissions produced 32.5 billion tonnes of CO2, changing earth’s atmosphere so much that carbon is now at 410 parts per million, which is unequivocally causing global warming.
It is apt that the theme for this year’s IKEA Singapore’s Young Designer Awards 2018 focuses on Clean Energy. Tertiary students were challenged to rethink and redesign energy use in urban areas and cities and come up with prototypes to transform the way we power up our lives.
Check out the winning entry by Aileen Ooi and Siew E Ian from Temasek Polytechnic below!