As both Europe and Asia seek to achieve green recovery from the pandemic, cooperation on climate action between the EU and Singapore will be critical in a post-pandemic world. This was the key message that speakers conveyed at the EU-Singapore Dialogue on Climate Change held virtually on Nov 5th.
The Dialogue explored opportunities for collaboration between Europe and Singapore to achieve green recovery from COVID-19, the potential of nature-based solutions for carbon sequestration and to mitigate the effects of climate change, as well as how sustainable finance can support the transition to a low-carbon economy. It was attended by over 140 policy makers, industry experts, and key decision-makers from Europe and Southeast Asia.
Said Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore: “The pandemic has underscored the need for concerted international action to find sustainable solutions and build resilience against future challenges, including the threat of climate change and preventing the further loss of biodiversity. We are all in this together.”
More in the media report: media_report_eu-sg_climate_action_dialogue.pdf
Event Media Releases
Governments have had to prioritise dealing with the immediate health crisis and the ensuing economic fallout. The pandemic has also underscored the need for concerted international action to build resilience against future challenges, including the threat of climate change.
The EU-Singapore Dialogue on Climate Change hopes to provide policymakers, private sector representatives, and experts with a platform to share insights and opinions on current efforts to accelerate climate action, even amidst the pandemic. Organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), with the support of the European Union Delegation to Singapore, the dialogue will explore the opportunities for collaboration on green recovery from COVID-19, the potential of nature-based solutions in both European and Asian markets, and finally the emerging fields of green finance and green procurement.
Post-event media release: postevent_media_release_-_eu-sg_dialogue_on_climate_change_2020.pdf