Here in Singapore, we love our food, and we cannot lie. With many dishes and flavours from all corners of the world, it’s no wonder eating is the (unofficial) Singapore’s favourite pastime. As we continue to enjoy the latest food trends and culinary recipes, it’s essential that we not ignore the growing concern over our food supply.
In the race to achieve the ever-increasing ambitions towards net-zero emissions, the voluntary carbon market is gaining momentum with keen buyers seeking to offset the climate footprint of their fossil fuels. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) - as actions that harness the power of nature to tackle social and environmental challenges - is a core foundation to achieving carbon neutrality for its way to build resilience to the consequences of warmer temperatures whilst helping to limit further rises by acting as carbon sinks.
In the face of increasingly complex global challenges, how has the role of leaders in the scientific community evolved?
This session takes the form of a wide-ranging, frank conversation that touches on the many changing expectations of senior leaders, from prioritising the development of evidence-based policies in response to global challenges to making STEM education more inclusive.
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 seeks to tackle climate change by ensuring Singapore achieve its long-term net-zero emissions goals so as to strengthen Singapore’s commitments under the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In order to achieve these goals, promoting innovation under the RIE2025 plan will be vital to ensure developments in science and sustainable technologies, and will be a key enabler in establishing Singapore as a leading hub for sustainability.
Join key players and thought leaders as they discuss the role of research and development in strengthening areas in Singapore such as sustainable packaging, decarbonisation, waste upcycling, water treatment and urban farming.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s study, 47 per cent of the world's population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030. The problem of water scarcity affects urban areas more severely, with 14 of the world's 20 megacities experiencing water insufficiency or conditions of drought.
Given the advancement and developments of technology, how can we mitigate these negative trends by harnessing deep tech? What are the practical implementations of innovative solutions from the perspective of the city's management as well as end-users? And does sustainability always mean higher cost?
We bring together cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration projects between Singaporean and Polish water-tech companies that are harnessing the newest technologies to reach sustainability goals. In this panel discussion, we will highlight game-changing solutions in the fields of wastewater treatment, waste-to-energy plants, and utility management.
Industry: Built Environment (USS)
In this new normal, trust is more important than ever as the world starts to reopen their economies where businesses and governments are making crucial decisions while keeping employees and communities safe. Technology has an important role to play in this new reality of COVID-19 and it needs to be underpinned by a culture of trust.
Topics: Deep Tech for Good
Amidst its many applications to world-life problems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) shows huge potential in helping to alleviate the impact of global environmental challenges - one of which includes preparing for and responding to the threats of natural disasters. The applications range from post-disaster relief to intelligent property distribution, as AI provides a superior system of recognising useful information from satellite images to serve future disaster relief.