The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) is currently preparing the National Climate Change Strategy 2012 (NCCS-2012) publication, and is seeking public feedback and ideas.
The NCCS-2012 will provide a framework and overall strategy for Singapore to tackle climate change, and will outline policies and measures to reduce emissions, cope with the impact of climate change and build our capabilities.
The public consultation by NCCS involves conducting an online consultation exercise, focus group sessions and community forums. You can give your feedback and ideas via the NCCS website from now till 14 Oct.
EccoGekko has established a friendly co-operation with certified producers and retailers of organic children’s wear. Our wish is to join in and support organic enterprise, and to do our little bit to encourage an increase in natural, environmentally friendly farming and production processes.
Address: 15A Jalan Tempua Singapore 298981
Telephone: 96786548 or 81572060
GAIA is Singapore’s first sustainable living mook (magazine book), published by Green Future Solutions. This free publication is for consumers interested in news, ideas, tips and products that benefit people and planet.
The first Sep issue of GAIA covers:
- FEATURE: Die Die Must Share – The Idea of Collaborative Consumption
- INTERVIEW: Carpooling 2.0 – Interview with MyRideBuddy
- HOME: Give It Away – 10 Ways to Clear Your Stuff
- HEALTH: Choosing a Healthy Dinner – 2 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes
- STYLE: Playful Elegance – Organic Clothing Mix and Match
- LEISURE: Simply Ling Kai – Supporting Local Music
26 & 27 September, 2011
GTower Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Green building is the practice of escalating on how efficiently buildings use energy, water, and other resources, and reducing their waste and impact on human health and the environment. Furthermore, green building is also fueling interest in green technology and a greater emphasis on recycling and reducing waste. Leveraging on effective green water & waste management and technology will minimise energy and water usage, and reduces environmental concerns. Read more
A series of green issues that could be discussed at the Singapore General Elections 2011. The second issue (not in order of importance) is regarding the legislation on mandatory environmental impact assessments (EIAs).
What are the political parties’ stand on having mandatory EIAs for public and private development projects, and how would it protect the environment and impact our competitiveness?
“An environmental impact assessment is an assessment of the possible positive or negative impact that a proposed project may have on the environment, together consisting of the natural, social and economic aspects”, according to Wikipedia. The purpose of an EIA is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts and engage stakeholders before proceeding with the project.
In Singapore, there is no legislation on mandatory EIA systems, although the government may require EIAs to be conducted for big construction and development projects, usually on a case-by-case basis. Recent EIAs include the study by PUB for the second desalination plant at Tuas, and the study by Resorts World on the reclamation project for the Sentosa IR. Read more