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Singapore Green Landscape 2010
NGOs


Green Groups


Business Associations and Groups


Green Websites


Government Agenci...
Singapore Green Landscape 2010 gives an overview of the various non-governmental organisations (NGOs),
green groups, busin...
NGOs                                                                                        Green Groups
1      Action for...
Business Associations and Groups                                                              Green Websites
1    Clean En...
Government Agencies                                                                 5     Centre for Total Building Perfor...
NGOs


1      Action for Singapore Dogs                                       3     Blessings in a Bag
Action for Singapor...
NGOs


5        Cat Welfare Society                                           7     Climate Change Organisation
The Cat We...
NGOs


9      Food from the Heart                                         11    Ground-Up Initiative
Food from the Heart (...
NGOs


13    Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)                             15     Nature Photographic Society (Singapore)...
NGOs


17     Pets Villa                                                       19    Singapore Environment Council
Pets Vi...
NGOs


21    Vegetarian Society (Singapore)                                23    WWF Singapore
Vegetarian Society (Singapo...
Green Groups


1       CleanTech Happy Hour                                           3     Energy Carta
CleanTech Happy H...
Green Groups


5       Food for All                                                7     International Coastal Cleanup Sin...
Green Groups


9       Nature Trekker Singapore                                             11    Singapore Freecycle Netw...
Green Groups


13      TeamSeagrass                                                  15     The Hantu Bloggers
TeamSeagras...
Green Groups


17    Toddycats!
Toddycats! are volunteers with the Raffles Museum of
Biodiversity Research at the National...
Business Associations and Groups


1       Clean Energy Testbedding Community                               organised vari...
Business Associations and Groups


4       Singapore Fuel Cell Community                                   complement     ...
Business Associations and Groups


7       Singapore Pest Management Association                        networking among m...
Business Associations and Groups


10    Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore                    to keep members up...
Green Websites


1        AsiaIsGreen                                                   4     Eco-Business
AsiaIsGreen is ...
Green Websites


7       Green Business Times                                          10    Green Kampong
Green Business ...
Green Websites


12    TEDxGreen                                                        16    Zero Waste Singapore
TEDxGre...
Government Agencies


1       Agency for Science, Technology and Research                    3      Building and Construct...
Government Agencies


5       Energy Market Authority                                     7     International Enterprise S...
Government Agencies


9       Land Transport Authority                                     11     Ministry of the Environm...
Government Agencies


12     Ministry of Trade and Industry                                      14    National Environmen...
Government Agencies


15    National Parks Board                                            17     SPRING Singapore
The Na...
Institutes and Centres


1        Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law                    3       Centre for Liveable...
Institutes and Centres


5        Centre for Total Building Performance                         7     DHI-NTU Water & Envi...
Institutes and Centres


9        Energy Research Institute @ NTU                                  11    Energy Sustainabi...
Institutes and Centres


13     Institute of Southeast Asian Studies                          15     Lee Kuan Yew School o...
Institutes and Centres


17     NUS Environment Research Institute                                    19      Residues and...
Institutes and Centres


21        Singapore Institute of International Affairs                   23    Solar Energy Resea...
Institutes and Centres


25    Tropical Marine Science Institute
The Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) is an instit...
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We promote enviro...
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  1. 1. Singapore Green Landscape 2010 NGOs Green Groups Business Associations and Groups Green Websites Government Agencies Institutes and Centres Green Future Solutions
  2. 2. Singapore Green Landscape 2010 gives an overview of the various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), green groups, business associations and groups, green websites, government agencies, and institutes and centres in Singapore, which are related to the environment. We hope that this publication is useful for everyone who wishes to find and connect with the environmental organisations in Singapore, and explore personal and business opportunities. This publication is free for download. Feel free to share this. Eugene Tay Director Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 1
  3. 3. NGOs Green Groups 1 Action for Singapore Dogs ...........................................5 1 CleanTech Happy Hour ............................................. 11 2 Animal Concerns Research and Education Society .....5 2 EARTHlink NTU......................................................... 11 3 Blessings in a Bag........................................................5 3 Energy Carta ............................................................. 11 4 Blue Water Volunteers .................................................5 4 Fair Trade SG............................................................ 11 5 Cat Welfare Society .....................................................6 5 Food for All ................................................................ 12 6 Cicada Tree Eco-Place ................................................6 6 Green Drinks Singapore ............................................ 12 7 Climate Change Organisation ......................................6 7 International Coastal Cleanup Singapore .................. 12 8 Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore) ....6 8 Naked Hermit Crabs .................................................. 12 9 Food from the Heart .....................................................7 9 Nature Trekker Singapore ......................................... 13 10 Gamefish & Aquatic Rehabilitation Society ..................7 10 NUSSU SAVE ........................................................... 13 11 Ground-Up Initiative .....................................................7 11 Singapore Freecycle Network.................................... 13 12 House Rabbit Society of Singapore .............................7 12 SMU Verts ................................................................. 13 13 Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)...............................8 13 TeamSeagrass .......................................................... 14 14 Kampung Senang Charity & Education Foundation .....8 14 The Green Volunteers ............................................... 14 15 Nature Photographic Society (Singapore)....................8 15 The Hantu Bloggers................................................... 14 16 Nature Society (Singapore)..........................................8 16 The Leafmonkey Workshop....................................... 14 17 Pets Villa ......................................................................9 17 Toddycats! ................................................................. 15 18 Restroom Association (Singapore)...............................9 19 Singapore Environment Council...................................9 20 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ..........9 21 Vegetarian Society (Singapore) .................................10 22 Waterways Watch Society .........................................10 23 WWF Singapore.........................................................10 Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 2
  4. 4. Business Associations and Groups Green Websites 1 Clean Energy Testbedding Community......................16 1 AsiaIsGreen............................................................... 20 2 Environmental Management Association of Singapore.. 2 Bookchanging............................................................ 20 ...................................................................................16 3 EcoAsia ..................................................................... 20 3 Singapore Compact ...................................................16 4 Eco-Business............................................................. 20 4 Singapore Fuel Cell Community.................................17 5 Eco Walk the Talk...................................................... 20 5 Singapore Green Building Council .............................17 6 G+.............................................................................. 20 6 Singapore Green Business Alliance...........................17 7 Green Business Times .............................................. 21 7 Singapore Pest Management Association .................18 8 Green Culture Singapore........................................... 21 8 Singapore Water Association.....................................18 9 Green Issues ............................................................. 21 9 Sustainable Development Business Group................18 10 Green Kampong ........................................................ 21 10 Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore ...........19 11 Low Carbon Singapore .............................................. 21 11 Waste Management and Recycling Association of 12 TEDxGreen................................................................ 22 Singapore...................................................................19 13 Treemaple ................................................................. 22 14 VegVibe ..................................................................... 22 15 Wildsingapore............................................................ 22 16 Zero Waste Singapore............................................... 22 Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 3
  5. 5. Government Agencies 5 Centre for Total Building Performance....................... 29 1 Agency for Science, Technology and Research ........23 6 Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology ................... 29 2 Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority ............................23 7 DHI-NTU Water & Environment Research Centre and 3 Building and Construction Authority ...........................23 Education Hub ........................................................... 29 4 Economic Development Board...................................23 8 Earth Observatory of Singapore ................................ 29 5 Energy Market Authority.............................................24 9 Energy Research Institute @ NTU ............................ 30 6 Housing and Development Board ..............................24 10 Energy Studies Institute............................................. 30 7 International Enterprise Singapore.............................24 11 Energy Sustainability Unit.......................................... 30 8 JTC Corporation.........................................................24 12 Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering Pte 9 Land Transport Authority............................................25 Ltd.............................................................................. 30 10 Ministry of National Development...............................25 13 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies .......................... 31 11 Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources ....25 14 Institute of Water Policy ............................................. 31 12 Ministry of Trade and Industry....................................26 15 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ...................... 31 13 Ministry of Transport ..................................................26 16 Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute.... 31 14 National Environment Agency ....................................26 17 NUS Environment Research Institute ........................ 32 15 National Parks Board .................................................27 18 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research ................. 32 16 PUB, the national water agency .................................27 19 Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre............ 32 17 SPRING Singapore ....................................................27 20 Singapore Environment Institute................................ 32 18 Urban Redevelopment Authority ................................27 21 Singapore Institute of International Affairs ................. 33 22 Singapore Membrane Technology Centre ................. 33 23 Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore........... 33 Institutes and Centres 24 Sustainable Manufacturing Centre............................. 33 1 Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law ................28 25 Tropical Marine Science Institute............................... 34 2 BCA Academy of the Built Environment.....................28 3 Centre for Liveable Cities...........................................28 4 Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities............................28 Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 4
  6. 6. NGOs 1 Action for Singapore Dogs 3 Blessings in a Bag Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) is a non-profit organization Blessings in a Bag is a Singapore, not-for-profit, non- with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and governmental organisation that seeks to partner with existing abandoned dogs in Singapore. ASD aims to fulfil its mission communities, orphanages, schools, homes as well as through various activities and programs including rescuing, initiatives to provide for the needs of underprivileged, abused fostering and re-homing of stray and abandoned dogs, and medically-ill children across Asia. They collect new and advocating sterilization to control the stray population, used items that are in good condition and direct them to heightening public awareness of the responsibilities involved various destinations across Asia, and also aim to build eco- in pet ownership and highlighting the virtues of our local dogs. friendly homes. http://www.asdsingapore.com/ http://blessingsinabag.org/ 2 Animal Concerns Research and Education Society 4 Blue Water Volunteers The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society Blue Water Volunteers (BWV) is a volunteer-based, marine (ACRES) aims to: foster respect and compassion for all conservation NGO that seeks to complement research animals; improve the living conditions and welfare of animals activities and increase awareness of local marine habitats, in captivity; and educate people on lifestyle choices which do such as coral reefs. They strive to achieve their aims for not involve the abuse of animals and which are environment- conservation, awareness and education through four main friendly. ACRES strongly believes in promoting community programmes: ReefFriends (coral reef survey programme), involvement in tackling animal welfare issues and in building ReefWalk (inter-tidal programme targeted at non-divers), partnerships with all related bodies to improve animal welfare. ReefTalk (for local researchers and conservationists to http://www.acres.org.sg/ engage the public on marine and biodiversity conservation issues) and ReefExhibits (publicity and fund-raising arm). http://www.bluewatervolunteers.org/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 5
  7. 7. NGOs 5 Cat Welfare Society 7 Climate Change Organisation The Cat Welfare Society is a charity, run almost entirely by Climate Change Organisation (CCO) is a non-profit and non- volunteers, whose aim is to improve the welfare of community government body formed in July 2005, to promote awareness (feral) cats in Singapore. Their aim is to: promote tolerance, among the public, private bodies, green groups, individuals kindness and respect towards cats and other living creatures; and corporations on climate change and inspire them to react promote sterilisation as opposed to culling (putting to sleep) of actively and passionately to such issues. cats; promote responsible pet ownership and responsible http://www.cco-asia.org/ management of community cats; and increase awareness of the state of cats living in the streets of Singapore and stop ignorance through education. 8 Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore) http://www.catwelfare.org/ Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore), or ECO Singapore, is a not-for-profit social enterprise. ECO Singapore aims to establish a voluntary environmental movement, 6 Cicada Tree Eco-Place thereby creating opportunities for active involvement by Cicada Tree Eco-Place is a non-government, non-profit Singaporean youths, instilling a sense of commitment and organisation that promotes the natural and cultural heritage of awareness of environmental issues and global hazards. By Singapore through environmental education and eco-living. providing youths with a holistic approach towards They run environmental education programmes for individuals, environmental issues, ECO Singapore's mission is to schools, institutions and corporations, and aim to help build encourage youths to take initiative and choose to live and enhance the capacity of teachers in nature education. environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Cicada Tree Eco-Place also offers professional guidance on http://www.eco-singapore.org/ how gardens can be creatively utilized and integrated into the school curriculum, and aims to enhance community development through environmental service-learning projects. http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 6
  8. 8. NGOs 9 Food from the Heart 11 Ground-Up Initiative Food from the Heart (FFTH) started with the Bread Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) believes that the way to social and Distribution Programme in February 2003, and has been ecological harmony is by connecting people with the Earth, channeling unsold bread from bakeries and hotels to welfare and in taking the initiative from the ground up, wherever they organizations, needy families and individuals since then. see issues they can address. GUI’s mission is to: foster FFTH has also expanded to four other programmes: Self connection between Man and Earth through sustainable Collection Centre, Food Goodie Bag, Birthday from the Heart activities; grow a flourishing community that drives local and and Toys from the Heart programmes. global humanitarian, social and environmental initiatives; and http://www.foodheart.org/ nurture members and groom leaders. http://www.groundupinitiative.org/ 10 Gamefish & Aquatic Rehabilitation Society Gamefish & Aquatic Rehabilitation Society (GARS) is 12 House Rabbit Society of Singapore dedicated to the conservation and protection of Singapore's The House Rabbit Society of Singapore (HRSS) is an all- gamefishes and aquatic habitat. GARS purpose is to establish volunteer, non-profit organisation dedicated to rabbit welfare a sport fishery not only as to establish homewaters for our and awareness. They seek to reduce the number of unwanted anglers, but to provide financial meaning and support to rabbits in Singapore and improve rabbits' lives through protect and rehab our aquatic habitats threatened by the education. HRSS runs a fostering programme to rescue and ongoing pace of development. re-home abandoned rabbits, and participates in numerous http://fishrespectprotect.blogspot.com/ public events and maintains its website to educate the general public about rabbit care and behaviour. http://www.hrss.net/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 7
  9. 9. NGOs 13 Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) 15 Nature Photographic Society (Singapore) The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS) is the Nature Photographic Society (Singapore) is a registered Singaporean branch of the Jane Goodall Institute, an photographic society in Singapore with the aim of creating an organization developed by Dr. Goodall to expand her mission interest in preserving the beauty of the natural world through to protect primates and their habitats, and to make the world a photography. Its objectives are: promotion of nature better place for all living things. JGIS has largely been photography; create greater public awareness of our natural focusing on developing JGI’s Roots & Shoots program here in surroundings with photographic images; and build up a long Singapore, which is JGI’s youth environmental education term rapport and relationship with organisations involved with program. the promotion of nature photography and the preservation of http://www.janegoodall.org.sg/ nature. http://npss.org.sg/ 14 Kampung Senang Charity & Education Foundation Kampung Senang Charity & Education Foundation is a 16 Nature Society (Singapore) volunteer-driven charity and education organisation. Their The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS is a non-government, services include: Care services for children and the elderly; non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, Free medical care; Holistic Support For People Affected by conservation, study and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Cancer (HSPC); Eco-Harmony Global Network; Mobility aids Singapore, Malaysia and the surrounding region. They services and training; Kindergarten and childcare Services; organise nature appreciation activities like guided nature and Occupational therapy and Natural therapy. walks, bird and butterfly watching, slide talks and overseas http://www.kg-senang.org.sg/ eco-trips; conduct conservation projects and surveys; collaborate with schools and community groups to promote nature appreciation and education; and campaign for the protection of natural habitats. http://www.nss.org.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 8
  10. 10. NGOs 17 Pets Villa 19 Singapore Environment Council Pets Villa (Animal Lovers League) is a non-profit organisation Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council giving lodging, food, care and love to the beloved dogs and (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit and non- cats forsaken by many. They undertake to make a difference government organisation that strives to nurture, facilitate and for the animals by constructing an “open concept” animal co-ordinate environmental causes in Singapore. SEC boasts home where they will not be “incarcerated” in kennels or in of a range of holistic programmes which can be broadly cages for the rest of their natural lives, thus simulating closely classified into educational, community and industrial arms. their natural habitat. Through these programmes, members of the public are http://www.animalloversleague.com/ encouraged to be more environmentally-conscious and display a greater sense of environmental responsibility. http://www.sec.org.sg/ 18 Restroom Association (Singapore) Restroom Association (Singapore) or RAS is a non-profit organization which advocates for clean public toilets and 20 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals strives to reach out to its target audience with innovative The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) programmes and activities that have impact and can be is a registered animal welfare charity to promote kindness to sustained. RAS has been working closely with partners from animals and birds, and to prevent cruelty to animals and birds. the 3P sectors to raise the benchmarks in the whole restroom SPCA provides various animal welfare services to the value chain. RAS also engages in continuous consultation, community including: A 24-hour ambulance service for sick, research & development, regional and global conferences to injured and very young animals; Investigation of cruelty keep abreast of the latest in toilet related technologies and complaints; Public education programme for students and management. adults; Advocacy for the humane treatment of animals; and http://www.toilet.org.sg/ Running an animal shelter and supporting quarantine for unwanted, abused and abandoned animals. http://www.spca.org.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 9
  11. 11. NGOs 21 Vegetarian Society (Singapore) 23 WWF Singapore Vegetarian Society (Singapore), VSS, is a non-profit, non- WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's religious organisation formed to build a more humane and natural environment and to build a future in which humans live harmonious world for everyone on the planet, for our children, in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological as well as for our fellow creatures. Some of their activities diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources include: producing high quality educational materials for free is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and distribution; giving talks and food demonstrations to schools wasteful consumption. By forging partnerships with and the public; providing information through newsletters and companies and investors located in Singapore and working their website; and outreaching with public exhibitions and together with the government, other NGOs and the Singapore other events. community, WWF in Singapore is working to deliver positive http://www.vegetarian-society.org/ and lasting change in the Asia Pacific region. http://www.wwf.sg 22 Waterways Watch Society The Waterways Watch Society (WWS) is a volunteer group tasked to monitor, restore and protect the aesthetics of our waterways. Their goals are to: patrol the rivers and their catchments and report any pollution; formulate strategies protecting the waterways; carry out public education on the importance of keeping our waterways and riverbanks clean; develop and implement programs for schools, corporations, senior citizens and the disabled; create opportunities to make the waterways a fun place; and help relevant authorities expand and market 3P programs. http://www.wws.org.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 10
  12. 12. Green Groups 1 CleanTech Happy Hour 3 Energy Carta CleanTech Happy Hour (CTHH) is a relaxed get-together of Energy Carta is a non-profit organization founded in the Green and Clean Community of Singapore to exchange Singapore by a team of young adults who want to make a ideas and talk about anything under the sun (literally). Think of positive impact on the world. They are part of a global it as a business matching/networking session with great drinks movement that is driven by a passion for clean technology, minus the suit and tie. It’s for everyone working on, with a sustainable development, the environment, and a desire to passion for or just an interest in clean technologies, invoke change through our actions. They seek to promote renewable, carbon management, water, energy efficiency, etc. their cause by bringing various stakeholders together onto It’s held on the first Wednesday of every month between 6:30 one platform to have meaningful discourse and provide to 9:00 pm. pragmatic solutions to the climate change issues the world http://cleantechhappyhoursg.blogspot.com/ faces today. http://www.energycarta.org/ 2 EARTHlink NTU EARTHlink NTU is the environmental club in the Nanyang 4 Fair Trade SG Technological University (NTU) and promotes environmental Fair Trade SG connects the community of Fair Trade awareness among students, both within and out of campus. business and supporters in Singapore, and also looks at the EARTHlink NTU fights to save the environment by: cultivating bigger picture of ethical consumption. environmental awareness in the minds of the students of NTU, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairTradeSG/ and to create opportunities for students in NTU to participate in activities that help save the environment. http://clubs.ntu.edu.sg/earthlink/web/el_home.html Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 11
  13. 13. Green Groups 5 Food for All 7 International Coastal Cleanup Singapore Food for All is a Singapore-based collective that aims to The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) is support local food rations programmes, raise awareness of coordinated by volunteers of the Raffles Museum of hunger and food security issues and encourage the Biodiversity Research of the National University of Singapore. appreciation, and respect for, good food and those who It is part of an annual global event conducted by the US- prepare and grow it. based agency, The Ocean Conservancy. The programme http://foodforallsg.wordpress.com/ aims to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches of the world's lakes, rivers and oceans. This information serves to educate the public on 6 Green Drinks Singapore marine debris issues and to encourage positive change. Green Drinks Singapore is a non profit group that seeks to http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg/ connect businesses with green values to the community, as well as plug the information gap. They do this by organising monthly informal talks to allow opportunities for information 8 Naked Hermit Crabs sharing and networking, over drinks. It’s held from 8pm on the The Naked Hermit Crabs are a motley bunch of volunteer last Thursday of every month. Singapore is one of the cities guides who also guide at Singapore's other shores such as involved in this global Green Drinks movement. Chek Jawa, Pulau Semakau, Kusu Island. They have come http://sggreendrinks.wordpress.com/ together to share our other shores through public walks, especially those shores which are in danger. http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 12
  14. 14. Green Groups 9 Nature Trekker Singapore 11 Singapore Freecycle Network Nature Trekker Singapore was established with a mission to The goal of the Singapore Freecycle Network is to reduce cultivate outdoor adventure lovers to learn and appreciate waste by connecting people who are throwing away goods nature, thereby giving our beautiful yet fragile environment the with others who are seeking the same goods. All items is free due respect it deserves. It is a non-profit nature organisation and not subject to exchange or sale. managed by volunteers. Nature Trekker Singapore has http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SgFreecycle/ organised numerous outdoor, both local & overseas, with activities spanning from outdoor trekking to nature appreciation (eg. bird watching session, plant walks, nature 12 SMU Verts photography trips, etc). SMU Verts is an environmental club in the Singapore http://www.naturetrekker.org/ Management University, which promotes conservation through the philosophy of ‘Reuse, Recycle & Reduce’. http://links.smu.edu.sg/cca/verts/Home2.htm 10 NUSSU SAVE Students Against Violation of the Earth (SAVE) is the main environmental student organization in the National University of Singapore (NUS). Strongly supported by the NUS administration, NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) and the academia, they are at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness, activism, stewardship and initiating impactful environmental programmes in the university campus and beyond to combat global climate change. http://www.nussusave.org/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 13
  15. 15. Green Groups 13 TeamSeagrass 15 The Hantu Bloggers TeamSeagrass is a team of volunteers that regularly monitor The Hantu Blog is a non-profit, environmental awareness the seagrasses on Singapore's shores, gathering data that will initiative for Pulau Hantu, an island recognised by most divers help to better understand and manage our seagrass meadows. as Singapore’s most popular Southern Island, known for its TeamSeagrass is part of the Seagrass-Watch, the largest sheltered and biologically diverse reefs. It is now described as scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and a new-age NGO that utilises modern, free-media, to enhance monitoring program in the world. the awareness of Singapore’s coastal and marine habitat. The http://teamseagrass.blogspot.com/ Hantu Blog has been giving public and school talks to share and garner awareness for the island. http://www.pulauhantu.org/ 14 The Green Volunteers The Green Volunteers help to clean-up our mangroves, do reforestation projects, reintroduce native trees and shrubs 16 The Leafmonkey Workshop back into our schools, parks and open spaces, do The Leafmonkey Workshop organizes workshops and reforestation and social projects in our region to help badly provides a platform for networking, learning, sharing and degraded landscapes and native hill tribes improve their doing for nature groups, nature volunteers and nature lovers. standard of living, take part in a direct action ongoing Workshops are conducted by various invited speakers who programme called “Whistle Blower” where they identify and are either academic experts or deeply experienced naturalists report polluters, illegal environmental activities and other in the field. Participation is open to all interested groups and socially unacceptable behavior to the relevant authorities. individuals. http://thegreenvolunteers.blogspot.com/ http://leafmonkeyworkshop.blogspot.com/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 14
  16. 16. Green Groups 17 Toddycats! Toddycats! are volunteers with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore. Toddycats! is meant to expose, develop, enthuse and apply individuals to programmes in conservation, education and research, through: Exhibitions; Nature and heritage trails in Pulau Ubin and Pasir Panjang; Public seminars and slide talks; Webpages and Blogs; Active partnerships with other groups, agencies and institutions on programmes, events and national strategies and action plans that achieve common goals; and Coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore. http://toddycats.wordpress.com/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 15
  17. 17. Business Associations and Groups 1 Clean Energy Testbedding Community organised various activities such as seminars, mission trips, The Clean Energy Testbedding Community (CETC) is a joint and trainings, and also disseminates information and industry initiative by Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and updates which are useful for both business and professional Temasek Polytechnic (TP). Supported by Economic development. Development Board (EDB), CETC allows SBF to facilitate, http://www.emas.org.sg/ promote and support interested members from its Sustainable Development Business Group (SDBG) to plug into CETC for technology, R&D facilities and support, collaboration partners 3 Singapore Compact and business opportunities. It also complements the The Singapore Compact for CSR is a national society in Singapore Fuel Cell Community (FCC) in fostering business bringing the CSR movement forward in Singapore. Launched and technological cooperation to test bed and pilot fuel cell, by the National Tripartite Initiative (NTI) on CSR steering solar energy and other clean energy technologies and committee, the Singapore Compact functions as a multi- applications for adoption. stakeholder platform in recognising the role and contributions http://cetc.sbf.org.sg/ of all CSR stakeholders. Its mission is to be a credible and effective national society in promoting greater awareness, best practices, sustainable development and excellence 2 Environmental Management Association of towards CSR in Singapore, using a multi-stakeholder platform Singapore for wider collaboration through coordinated strategies and The Environmental Management Association of Singapore implementation. (EMAS) was established by service providers contract http://www.csrsingapore.org/ cleaning, waste management and pest control industries. The aims of EMAS are to provide a cohesive platform for companies in the environmental industry to raise the professionalism of the industry and to address the common concerns of environmental and hygienic services. EMAS has Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 16
  18. 18. Business Associations and Groups 4 Singapore Fuel Cell Community complement and support the government’s efforts to The Singapore Fuel Cell Community (FCC), initiated by accelerate the greening of our buildings by 2030. Singapore Economic Development Board and hosted by http://www.sgbc.sg/ Temasek Polytechnic, is part of the government’s plan for a fuel cell industry hub that will position Singapore as a place for innovations in fuel cell technology and applications. FCC 6 Singapore Green Business Alliance brings together leading industry partners, technopreneurs and The industry-based Singapore Green Business Alliance start-ups, and offers a wide spectrum of support and services (SGBA) will consist of a pool of ISO 14001-certified including product conceptualisation, design & development, companies with proven exemplary environmental commitment test & measurement, manufacturing, commercialisation, and performance. It will operate within a framework set by the consultancy, Intellectual Property management and funding. Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Collectively, members http://www- of the Alliance would showcase excellence in corporate eng.tp.edu.sg/eng_home/eng_about_us/eng_cuhome/eng_pe environmentalism, and enhance Singapore’s role in the global eegcu_home.htm community’s green movement. The SGBA will become a resource for industry-wide environmental initiatives. It will also actively promote care and protection for the environment 5 Singapore Green Building Council through best practices, education, collaboration and The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) will propel the cooperation. Singapore building and construction industry towards http://www.sec.org.sg/sgba/contact.htm environmental sustainability by promoting green building design, practices and technologies, the integration of green building initiatives into mainstream design, construction and operation of buildings as well as building capability and professionalism to support wider adoption of green building development and practices in Singapore. Its work will Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 17
  19. 19. Business Associations and Groups 7 Singapore Pest Management Association networking among members and dissemination of strategic The Singapore Pest Management Association (SPMA) is the information on emerging business opportunities and new national association of the pest management industry, technologies. concerned with and to promote professional excellence and http://www.swa.org.sg/ the highest standard of ethics amongst its members. Its aims are to stimulate, inspire and guide its members to improve the knowledge and skills of their employees through training, 9 Sustainable Development Business Group research, lectures, examinations, seminars, conventions, The Sustainable Development Business Group (SDBG) is publications and attaining best practice standards with due formed as an interest group under the Singapore Business concern for the environment; and to be a forum of exchange Federation (SBF) for member companies interested in on issues relevant to professional pest management and to adoption and/or commercialization of clean, efficient and advance the interest of its members by providing facilities and green solutions spanning clean energy and sustainable services for use by its members. development. It is to connect members to various industry http://www.spma.org.sg/ verticals, technology partners, link them to business leads in the clean energy and sustainable development sector and facilitate them in tapping into available schemes, incentives, 8 Singapore Water Association and sources for funding for their clean energy and sustainable The Singapore Water Association aspires to play a role in development plans. efforts to profile and promote Singapore as a one-stop centre http://sdbg.sbf.org.sg/ for all water-related services and water technology hub. The Association will bring together local companies for the mutual benefit of developing a vibrant and dynamic local water industry. The Association aims to provide a forum for collaboration and the inter-change of ideas and knowledge among member companies. In addition, it will be an arena for Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 18
  20. 20. Business Associations and Groups 10 Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore to keep members updated on the regulatory and policies The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) developments. represents the interests and provides a common platform for http://www.wmras.org.sg/ companies in Renewable Energy, Carbon Trading, Energy Efficiency, Clean Development Mechanism Projects and the Financial Institutions to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together. The Association also extends its focus to include Capacity Building, Technology Strengthening and Market Intelligence sourcing to assist its members in achieving Sustainable Growth. http://www.seas.org.sg/ 11 Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore The Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) aims to professionalise and develop a leading waste management and recycling industry in Asia. With the aim to promote business networking opportunities and best practices amongst members, the Association has been organising activities such as talks, mission trips, conferences, exhibitions and members get together sessions. To foster information exchange, the Association has organised regular dialogue sessions with relevant authorities Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 19
  21. 21. Green Websites 1 AsiaIsGreen 4 Eco-Business AsiaIsGreen is an online green resource guide that provides a Eco-Business provides news and views for Asia Pacific’s wide range of resources for the people in Singapore and Asia environmental business community. to increase their awareness and understanding of the http://www.eco-business.com/ environment, and to inspire them to take action. http://www.asiaisgreen.com/ 5 Eco Walk the Talk Eco Walk the Talk is a global green online community with an 2 Bookchanging Asian pulse. It is a space to share your dreams for the planet, Bookchanging is an online community for book readers to find, and take real steps and actions to help save the environment. enjoy, share, discuss and buy green books. Read http://www.ecowalkthetalk.com/ environmental books to gain more knowledge, work towards a sustainable future and change the world. http://www.bookchanging.com/ 6 G+ G+ magazine focuses on sustainable news and views, bringing together market intelligence on green issues 3 EcoAsia pertaining to environment conservation and sustainable EcoAsia is a bilingual, internet-based, hub for the latest and development. coolest of everything eco, and wants to make eco-living http://www.green.roofandfacade.com/ mainstream and help to improve the quality of the environment that we live in. http://www.eco-asia.info/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 20
  22. 22. Green Websites 7 Green Business Times 10 Green Kampong Green Business Times provides environmental news, green Green Kampong is about building a like-minded community resources and sustainable practices for companies and that not only shares and learns together but also becomes an business professionals in Singapore. informative platform to build awareness and education on http://www.greenbusinesstimes.com/ conservation. http://www.greenkampong.com/ 8 Green Culture Singapore Green Culture Singapore is Singapore's very own gardening 11 Low Carbon Singapore website and discussion forum. Low Carbon Singapore is an online community dedicated to http://www.greenculturesg.com/ help Singapore reduce her carbon emissions and move towards the goal of a low carbon economy. The aim is to educate individuals, communities, businesses and 9 Green Issues organisations on issues relating to climate change, global The Green Issues blog was started to discuss "green" issues warming and clean energy, and to help them take action and such as buying and changing to environmentally friendly reduce their carbon footprint through useful information, news, choices, organic items, ways to put the 3Rs into action, etc. tips and resources. http://greenissuessingapore.blogspot.com/ http://www.lowcarbonsg.com/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 21
  23. 23. Green Websites 12 TEDxGreen 16 Zero Waste Singapore TEDxGreen is an independent TEDx event operated under Zero Waste Singapore is an online community dedicated to license from TED, with the theme: Ideas for a Green Future. help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste and move They connect thought leaders and changemakers to share, towards the goal of zero waste. The aim is to educate discuss and spread ideas for a sustainable future. individuals, communities and businesses on Zero Waste and http://www.tedxgreen.com/ the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), and to help them take action through useful information, news, tips and resources. http://www.zerowastesg.com/ 13 Treemaple The Treemaple website brings more awareness to the general public on environment-related issues. http://www.maple3.com/ 14 VegVibe VegVibe is a magazine based in Singapore that covers anything and everything that is vegetarian and vegan. http://www.vegvibe.com/ 15 Wildsingapore Wildsingapore is a one-stop location for those who want to learn about our wild places and do more for them. http://www.wildsingapore.com/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 22
  24. 24. Government Agencies 1 Agency for Science, Technology and Research 3 Building and Construction Authority The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency is Singapore’s lead government agency dedicated to fostering under the Ministry of National Development, championing the world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. knowledge-based economy. A*STAR actively nurtures public BCA’s mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable sector research and development in Biomedical Sciences, and friendly built environment and its vision is to have the best and Physical Sciences & Engineering, and spurs growth in built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city. Singapore's key economic clusters by providing human, http://www.bca.gov.sg/ intellectual and industrial capital to our partners in industry and the healthcare sector. http://www.a-star.edu.sg/ 4 Economic Development Board The Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency responsible for planning and executing 2 Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) was business centre and grow the Singapore economy. They established to ensure a resilient supply of safe food, to dream, design and deliver solutions that create value for safeguard the health of animals and plants and facilitate agri- investors and companies in Singapore. In so doing, they trade for the well-being of the nation. AVA’s core functions are: generate economic opportunities and jobs for the people of Ensuring food safety; Ensuring resilience in food supply; Singapore; and help shape Singapore's economic future. Safeguarding animal and plant health; Safeguarding animal http://www.sedb.com/ welfare; Promoting agrotechnology; Investment in R&D; and Protecting endangered wildlife. http://www.ava.gov.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 23
  25. 25. Government Agencies 5 Energy Market Authority 7 International Enterprise Singapore The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the lead agency the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Its main goals are to under the Ministry of Trade and Industry spearheading the promote effective competition in the energy market, ensure a development of Singapore's external economic wing. Its reliable and secure energy supply, and develop a dynamic mission is to promote the overseas growth of Singapore- energy sector in Singapore. EMA’s mission is to forge a based enterprises and international trade. They offer services progressive energy landscape for sustained growth in to help enterprises export, develop business capabilities, find Singapore. overseas partners and enter new markets. At the same time, http://www.ema.gov.sg/ they work to position Singapore as a base for foreign businesses to expand into the region in partnership with Singapore-based companies. 6 Housing and Development Board http://www.iesingapore.com/ The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is Singapore's public housing authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development. HDB’s mission is to: 8 JTC Corporation provide affordable homes of quality and value; create vibrant JTC Corporation is Singapore’s leading provider of industrial and sustainable towns; and promote the building of active and real estate solutions and services. JTC’s mission is to plan, cohesive communities. promote and develop a dynamic industrial landscape, in http://www.hdb.gov.sg/ support of Singapore's economic advancement. http://www.jtc.gov.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 24
  26. 26. Government Agencies 9 Land Transport Authority 11 Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources the Ministry of Transport that spearheads land transport (MEWR) is committed to providing Singaporeans with a developments in Singapore. LTA plans the long-term transport quality living environment. MEWR aims to move from needs of Singapore, taking care of those who drive as well as maintaining good environmental performance in the short term those who take public transport. The ultimate goal is a smooth to attaining environmental sustainability in the long run. and seamless journey for all. Together with its two statutory boards, the National http://www.lta.gov.sg/ Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, the national water agency, MEWR continues to manage Singapore's limited resources and address Singapore's environmental 10 Ministry of National Development sustainability challenges through innovation, vibrant The Ministry of National Development (MND) emphasises not partnerships and co-operation across the 3P sectors - private, just on physical infrastructure, but also on the softer aspects public and people. of creating emotional attachment in our people, the global http://www.mewr.gov.sg/ talents and corporations whom we attract here. At the same time, it builds upon Singapore's unique distinguishing characteristics to develop Singapore as a global city of knowledge, culture and excellence. The mission of MND is to: Develop world-class infrastructure; Create a vibrant and sustainable living environment; and Build rooted and cohesive communities. http://www.mnd.gov.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 25
  27. 27. Government Agencies 12 Ministry of Trade and Industry 14 National Environment Agency The mission of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is to The National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public promote economic growth and create jobs so as to organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean achieve higher standards of living for all, through: Facilitating and green environment in Singapore. The NEA develops and the development of industry sectors with strong growth spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes potential and fundamentals; Protecting Singapore's through its partnership with the People, Public and Private international trade interests, in particular, with a view to sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take enhance access to global markets for our goods, services and up environmental ownership and to care for the environment investments; and Providing a good understanding of the as a way of life. By protecting Singapore's resources from current state of and outlook for the Singapore economy for pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and policy formulation and refinement. providing timely meteorological information, the NEA http://www.mti.gov.sg/ endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations. http://www.nea.gov.sg/ 13 Ministry of Transport The Ministry of Transport (MOT) oversees the development and regulation of the following sectors: Civil Aviation and Air Transport; Maritime and Ports; and Land Transport. The main focus of MOT is to bring about efficient and cost-effective transportation to enhance our economic competitiveness and quality of life. It strives to make Singapore an international civil aviation and maritime centre for the region. http://www.mot.gov.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 26
  28. 28. Government Agencies 15 National Parks Board 17 SPRING Singapore The National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for SPRING Singapore is the enterprise development agency for providing and enhancing the greenery of the Garden City. growing innovative companies and fostering a competitive Beyond green infrastructure, NParks is committed to SME sector. They work with partners to help enterprises in enhancing the quality of life through creating memorable financing, capabilities and management development, recreational experiences and lifestyles. NParks manages 10% technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the of Singapore's total land area which comprises over 50 major national standards and accreditation body, SPRING also parks and 4 nature reserves. Adding to this is the extensive develops and promotes internationally-recognised standards streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of and quality assurance to enhance competitiveness and our City in a Garden. As Singapore's scientific authority on facilitate trade. nature conservation, NParks monitors and coordinates http://www.spring.gov.sg/ measures to ensure the health of Singapore's biodiversity. http://www.nparks.gov.sg/ 18 Urban Redevelopment Authority The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore's 16 PUB, the national water agency national land use planning authority. URA prepares long term As the national water agency, PUB is responsible for the strategic plans, as well as detailed local area plans, for collection, production, distribution and reclamation of water in physical development, and then co-ordinates and guides Singapore. PUB’s mission is to ensure an efficient, adequate efforts to bring these plans to reality. Prudent land use and sustainable supply of water. planning has enabled Singapore to enjoy strong economic http://www.pub.gov.sg/ growth and social cohesion, and ensures that sufficient land is safeguarded to support continued economic progress and future development. http://www.ura.gov.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 27
  29. 29. Institutes and Centres 1 Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law 3 Centre for Liveable Cities The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) was The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) brings together established by the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore's expertise on sustainable urban development Singapore, in response to the need for capacity-building in across public and private sectors. It aims to distil and develop environmental legal education and the need for promotion of Singapore's experience in good governance, integrated urban awareness in environmental issues. planning, effective resource management, affordable quality http://law.nus.edu.sg/apcel/ housing, efficient transport management and environmental sustainability. The Centre will facilitate the sharing of best practices and learning among cities in the region and globally 2 BCA Academy of the Built Environment through conferences, forums, seminars and workshops. BCA Academy of the Built Environment is the education and http://www.clc.org.sg/ research arm of Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). BCA Academy provides quality training and research programmes for the advancement of the building 4 Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities industry and the development of an excellent built The Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) serves as a environment. platform to develop cutting-edge urban planning and design http://www.bcaa.edu.sg/index.aspx solutions as well as building technological innovations for high density environments that will be applicable to many cities in Asia and other developing countries. It hopes to advance knowledge in the area of sustainable cities, with a focus on Asian cities, shape professional practice and influence thought processes in the field. http://www.sde.nus.edu.sg/csac/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 28
  30. 30. Institutes and Centres 5 Centre for Total Building Performance 7 DHI-NTU Water & Environment Research Centre The Centre for Total Building Performance (CTBP) is a joint and Education Hub research centre of the BCA and the National University of The DHI-NTU Water & Environment Research Centre and Singapore (NUS). CTBP focuses on Building Performance Education Hub (DHI-NTU Centre) was jointly established by research with particular reference to tropical building design, DHI Singapore (DHI) and Nanyang Technological University construction, maintenance and management. It aims to (NTU). The DHI-NTU Centre is an inter-disciplinary research underpin the R&D needs of the construction industry as and training centre for the water & environment industry in envisioned by the BCA. Singapore. The centre works towards development of http://www.ctbp.bdg.nus.edu.sg/ environmentally friendly solutions, tools and technologies to support a sustainable ecology. http://www.dhi-ntu.com.sg/ 6 Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology The Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE) is jointly established by the National Parks Board and the Singapore 8 Earth Observatory of Singapore Workforce Development Agency. CUGE has a critical mass of The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) is funded by knowledge to share and advance expertise on urban greenery Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF) and and ecology. CUGE provides professional skills training Ministry of Education (MOE) as a Research Centre of programmes for all levels of professionals and is a national Excellence and an autonomous institute at NTU. EOS’s training institution of the Landscape Workforce Skills mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, Qualifications (WSQ). CUGE serves as a regional repository volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around of best practices to advance urban and green living Southeast Asia, for safer and more sustainable societies. environment. http://www.earthobservatory.sg/ http://www.cuge.com.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 29
  31. 31. Institutes and Centres 9 Energy Research Institute @ NTU 11 Energy Sustainability Unit The Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) is a global The Energy Sustainability Unit (ESU) was established at the center of excellence that will advance research aimed at School of Design and Environment, NUS. The Unit aims to improving efficiency of current energy systems while spearhead research and development in the areas of Energy maximizing synergistic effects of alternative energy sources. Efficiency Development and capacity building. The Unit's ERI@N will focus on the areas of sustainable energy, energy mission is to advance energy sustainable development in efficiency and infrastructure, and socio-economic aspects of Singapore and the tropics by establishing a knowledge base energy research. for fostering healthy, productive and sustainable http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/erian/index.htm environmental practices and research. http://www.esu.com.sg/ 10 Energy Studies Institute The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) seeks to advance the 12 Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering understanding of local, regional and global energy issues Pte Ltd through independent research and analyses aimed at The Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering Pte addressing, informing and influencing public opinion and Ltd (IESE) was created as a centre of research excellence in policies. ESI is a multi-disciplinary, autonomous research environmental technology (ET), under the Nanyang institute established within the National University of Technological University. With its corporatisation to a Singapore. Its research and analyses are focused on three commercial research company, it is now structured as a key areas: Energy Economics, Energy Security, and Energy leading-edge technology organisation that provides value- and the Environment. added research and commercialization services in ET. IESE's http://www.esi.nus.edu.sg/ research capability is built on four technology platforms: Clean Energy, Marine & Resource Recovery, Water & Membrane, and Environmental Biotechnology. http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/IESE/index.asp Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 30
  32. 32. Institutes and Centres 13 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 15 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) is a regional The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) was research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, established with the mission of educating and training the next security and economic trends and developments in Southeast generation of Asian policymakers and leaders. Its objectives Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. are to raise the standards of governance throughout the The intention is not only to stimulate research and debate region, improve the lives of the region’s people and, in so within scholarly circles, but also to enhance public awareness doing, contribute to the transformation of Asia. of the region and facilitate the search for viable solutions to http://www.spp.nus.edu.sg/Home.aspx the varied problems confronting the region. http://www.iseas.edu.sg/ 16 Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute The Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute 14 Institute of Water Policy (NEWRI) unifies NTU’s education, research, translation and The Institute of Water Policy (IWP) will undertake research, applications in environmental science and engineering, education, advice and consultancy and provide a forum for a through the NEWRI ecosystem of research groups and dialogue on water policy and governance. The IWP will work centres, and so provide a contiguous value chain linking with a network of collaborators in key countries to research on research, education, industry and community. NEWRI’s these water policy issues and communicate the research mission is to be the key environmental science and results to policy-makers and professionals in the region. The engineering research and education provider in Singapore IWP will share its research findings in conferences, and the region. publications, and lead discussions in forums and seminars to http://newri.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx ensure the applications of its research. http://www.spp.nus.edu.sg/iwp/Home.html Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 31
  33. 33. Institutes and Centres 17 NUS Environment Research Institute 19 Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre The NUS Environment Research Institute (NERI) is a The Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre (R3C) is a university-level Research Institute. The mission for NERI is to research centre hosted by NTU. The aim is to act as a pre- establish NUS as a leading global center of interdisciplinary eminent and industry preferred centre of competence for use- research, education and expertise in the Environment, inspired residues and resource reclamation research and particularly in areas affecting Singapore and Asia. The translation in Singapore and the Asia and Pacific region. The primary foci of NERI are Environmental Monitoring and 3 Clusters of Research are: waste to materials, waste to Surveillance; Environment and Human Health; and Energy. energy and treatment of contaminated sites. As the lead for environmental research at NUS, NERI http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/r3c/home.html coordinates, integrates and facilitates research and educational initiatives across all campus locations. http://www.nus.edu.sg/neri/ 20 Singapore Environment Institute The Singapore Environment Institute (SEI) is the training division under the National Environment Agency (NEA). SEI 18 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research provides environmental courses that cater to the competency The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) has its needs of NEA staff and those working in the industry. SEI also origins in the Raffles Museum which was founded in 1849, offers general environmental awareness courses on weather, and the natural history collection is now part of the resource conservation, and environmental laws to the general Department of Biological Sciences at the National University public. SEI also actively promotes knowledge transfer among of Singapore. The RMBR is built on the academic strengths of global and regional partners, and offers capacity-building various faculty and postgraduate researchers of the programmes to government officials from other countries as department involved in the research on various aspects of well. biodiversity, and the facilities and personnel of the animal and http://www.nea.gov.sg/cms/sei/ plant collections. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 32
  34. 34. Institutes and Centres 21 Singapore Institute of International Affairs 23 Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is a non- The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) is profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research, analysis and discussion of regional and international research. SERIS conducts industry-oriented research and issues. SIIA aims to make Singapore a more cosmopolitan development as well as use-inspired basic research in the and global society through research, policy work and public field of solar energy conversion. The mission of SERIS is to education on international affairs. Founded in 1961, it is conduct research and development for a sustainable energy Singapore’s oldest think tank. supply based on solar resources. http://www.siiaonline.org/ http://www.seris.nus.edu.sg/ 22 Singapore Membrane Technology Centre 24 Sustainable Manufacturing Centre The Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) was The Sustainable Manufacturing Centre (SMC) is spearheaded established to do fundamental and applied research in by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology membrane technology. In particular, it has a mission to be a (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, world class research centre in membranes for the Technology and Research (A*STAR). SMC’s mission is to environment and water technology industries (EWT). SMTC develop and implement innovative technologies that minimise is part of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research emissions, wastes and toxicity in manufacturing, and Institute (NEWRI) ecosystem. strengthen the global competitiveness of Singapore’s http://smtc.ntu.edu.sg/ manufacturing industry. http://smc.simtech.a-star.edu.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 33
  35. 35. Institutes and Centres 25 Tropical Marine Science Institute The Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) is an institution formed within the National University of Singapore. TMSI undertakes a wide spectrum of research in tropical marine science and the major research areas are Marine Environmental Management; Underwater Remote Sensing and Oceanography. Through active collaboration with academic, government and industrial sectors, TMSI aims to play a strong role in promoting integrated marine science, in R&D, as well as to establish itself as a regional and international education and training centre. http://www.tmsi.nus.edu.sg/ Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 34
  36. 36. Singapore Green Landscape 2010 is compiled and published by Green Future Solutions (www.greenfuture.sg). We promote environmental awareness and action for a green future, through our network of green websites, events, presentations, publications and consultancy. Our network of Singapore’s leading environmental websites includes: • AsiaIsGreen (www.asiaisgreen.com) • Green Business Times (www.greenbusinesstimes.com) • Zero Waste Singapore (www.zerowastesg.com) • Low Carbon Singapore (www.lowcarbonsg.com) • TEDxGreen (www.tedxgreen.com) • Bookchanging (www.bookchanging.com) • greenstore (www.greenstore.sg) The information for the organisations listed in this publication is obtained from their websites. Please send an email to Green Future Solutions at www.greenfuture.sg/contact if your organisation wants to correct any inaccuracies or wishes to be listed in this publication. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no liability will be accepted by Green Future Solutions for errors that may appear in this publication. Published in December 2009. This publication is free for download. Feel free to share this. Singapore Green Landscape 2010 Green Future Solutions www.greenfuture.sg 35
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