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It is possible to strike a balance between economic growth and environment protection, and create a liveable and lively Singapore city, said Minister Yaacob Ibrahim.

He added that access to clean air continues to be one of the key requisites for a liveable city and this requires concerted effort from all stakeholders.

Opening Speech by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources at the Better Air Quality 2010 (BAQ 2010) Conference on “Air Quality in a Changing Climate” on Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 9.00 am, at Suntec Singapore Convention Center.

Read more: Singapore Outlines Effort To Achieve Better Air Quality

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Says developed countries must provide support to developing nations

MEXICO CITY - If a balanced outcome is to be struck on climate change, developed countries must provide support to developing countries, Senior Minister S Jayakumar urged as he chaired ministerial talks in Mexico ahead of the United Nations climate change meeting next month.

In particular, Professor Jayakumar called for a new Climate Fund to be established in Cancun, which would "serve as a confidence building measure and signal the developed countries' willingness to provide long-term support to developing countries to undertake adaptation and mitigation actions".

Financing, technology cooperation and capacity building will be core issues in the upcoming negotiations, Singapore's National Climate Change Secretariat said on Friday.

Read more: Jayakumar calls for Climate Fund

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The National Metrology Centre (NMC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) have jointly set up a national Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) infrastructure. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, Mr S. Iswaran announced the launch of the MiC infrastructure at the Metrology in Chemistry- Essential for Pollution Control and Climate Change Monitoring symposium on 3 November 2010. This event is in conjunction with a one-week international event comprising workshops, symposia and meetings held in Singapore for the first time from 1 to 5 November 2010.

Read more: Singapore Launches Infrastructure for Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) to Realise Accurate, Traceable...

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