Sustainability is now taking center-stage in Singapore. While Singapore is a nation of only 5.6 million inhabitants on an island of only around 720 square kilometers, the country believes it can punch above its weight globally in this whole-of-nation movement towards making Singapore a bright green spark for the world. Denmark has had a significant head start in its journey towards sustainable development and is ranked the greenest country in the world. Through strong collaboration, Denmark can help Singapore achieve its ambitious targets in The Green Plan 2030.
The Singapore Government unveiled the Singapore Green Plan 2030 (The Green Plan) as a whole-of-nation movement to drive towards sustainable development across the country, transforming the key sectors and the entire nation. This ambitious plan is holistically spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Transport, with the goal of engaging every dimension of the country; every citizen, every business, every town, every infrastructure, and across the government.
The Green Plan will chart Singapore’s ambitious and concrete green targets over the next 10 years through the following key initiatives across various aspects of the nation, society and economy:
See https://www.greenplan.gov.sg for details of the Singapore Green Plan and the key green targets.
These key initiatives present key opportunities for collaborations in innovation, research & development, business model, financing, design, thought-leadership and other areas.
Denmark is ranked the greenest country in the world, where it has demonstrated leadership through key areas of the green transition, according to the recent 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). Denmark has had a significant head start where it embarked on its version of the green plan since the 70’s. Denmark is on track towards its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2050, and the efforts over the years in the green transition and green growth has considerably increased the competitiveness of the Danish economy and its companies, and has created a whole new green economy.
The Access Cities project is helping Danish companies with innovative technologies and solutions within the sustainable development space to connect with partners in Singapore to explore areas of synergy and collaboration. At the same time, Singapore and Denmark have been collaborating over the years in the area of sustainable development and this was further strengthened with an MoU in February 2020. With Denmark’s long history and experience in its green plan, and with multitude of green technologies and solutions developed by innovative Danish companies over the many years, Singapore can benefit greatly in its close collaboration with Denmark, which can help Singapore to achieve its targets in the Green Plan.
The Access Cities programme follows the developments of Singapore’s Green Plan 2030. The programme continuously looks for opportunities for collaboration between Singapore and Denmark.
For more information about the possibilities within the Access Cities programme and the Danish green transition, please get in touch with the Access Cities representative in Singapore.