If you are a cleantech enthusiast and visiting Singapore in July 2018, you probably can’t afford to miss the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) 2018. The fourth biennial CleanEnviro Summit Singapore will be held from 8 to 12 July 2018 and an opportunity to discover latest trends in the fields of waste management, cleaning, pest management sustainable energy and pollution control. Just the right place for participants ranging from environmental scientists to everyone who is concerned and interested in clean environment and health friendly cities.
In fact, it’s not just a phrase when the Singaporean government states “From a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’”. Indeed, there are enough project examples, initiatives, symbols and other efforts proving how serious they are about sustainable urbanization. For instance, Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant, appearing like appearing like a city park, desalinates 137,000 cubic meters daily. Some months ago, researchers at the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory came up with the novel idea of using Google Street View to map and investigate the ecosystem of Singapore. The autonomous taxi nuTonomy, the fact that green buildings are mandatory since 2008, the Skyrise Greenery Incentive Scheme, the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative or the 18 Supertrees in Gardens by the Bay are just a few more examples. The results are certainly something to be proud of. In 2016, Singapore is ranked in second place of the world’s most sustainable cities according to the Sustainable Cities Index 2016.
But let’s get back to the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. Climate change and weather condition have witnessed a steady decrease in recent times, due to industrial growth and expansion as well as break out of new urban cities. The CleanEnviro Summit Singapore seeks to partner with every critical stakeholder in the environmental sector to achieve its objectives.
During the summit, issues affecting climate change, global warming, environmental challenges, waste, energy sources and much more will be discussed by experts from 8 to 12 July 2018 – in conjunction with the World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week. The summit also provides forums and workshops to discuss critical environmental challenges. State actors and non-state actors meet at round tables to find lasting solutions to global environmental issues. Ideas on how to solve environmental challenges will also be shared in practical and applicable ways.
Venue of CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2018: Marina Bay Sands
Who should attend this summit? Anyone who wants to know how to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability. Also stakeholders from developing countries who seek to address the overwhelming environmental problems they face, and world-leading or highly industrialized countries who seek to control environmental pollution, improve wastewater treatment and promote resource efficiency can establish international contacts with other key players.
Furthermore, issues affecting areas of potential growth in waste management sector will be adequately addressed. Waste management constitutes one of the most challenging environmental issue globally. The summit in Singapore will feature state of the art solutions to bio and solid waste management, and explore an integrated technical approach to zero waste and recovery of resources.
Why is this environmental summit in Singapore different from others? To sum up, it is unique in the sense that it covers a wide range of environmental challenges but also takes place in a cosmopolitan and industrialized city aspiring to be an international frontrunner in sustainable urbanization and cleantech. A city that leads with plenty green examples and promotes global best practices in its approach.
Another aspect that should not be forgotten will be the discussion on sustainable energy solutions to decrease carbon dioxide emissions. The summit will also discuss the way forward and which shifts can be performed to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel.
The next CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, held from 8 to 12 July 2018, takes place in Marina Bay Sands able to host more than 45,000 delegates. A critical event for all global players in the clean environment struggle and healthy ecosystem movement.