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Singapore & EU Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Action

08/07/2021 - 10:28
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Singapore and the European Union (EU) reaffirmed today their joint commitment, and strong partnership, in realising global climate action. European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans is in Singapore today (8 July) to discuss issues related to climate change and biodiversity in the run-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Singapore’s Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean (who is also the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change), Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, and Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu met European Commission Executive Vice-President (EVP) Frans Timmermans, who is visiting Singapore to discuss issues related to climate change and biodiversity in the run-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). 

Singapore and the EU are committed to achieving our mutual goals in climate action leading up to COP26 and beyond. The meetings focused on opportunities for collaboration in areas such as circular economy; research, development and deployment for low-carbon solutions (e.g. hydrogen); green finance; and urban greening. Singapore and the EU jointly underscored the importance of taking urgent action to combat climate change, and in preserving biodiversity for future generations, even as we respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More in our joint media release: PDF icon joint_media_release_evp_frans_timmermans_in_singapore.pdf

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