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Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan deposited Singapore’s instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement during the High-level Event on the Entry into Force of the Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 September 2016. The event was organised by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Read more: Singapore's ratification of the Paris Agreement

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Cities are the battlefields of climate change. Without education or dedication to change, mankind might find itself on the losing side, warns WGBC's Board of Directors chair Tai Lee Siang.

The Garden City. Singapore’s sustainability approach grew together with nation-building and encompasses influencing building industry and effecting lifestyle change among its citizens. Image: janebelindasmith, CC BY 2.0

Cities in Asia are undergoing a period of rapid growth as businesses and people flock to these economic centres throughout the region. One consequence of this is haphazard planning as nations seek to accommodate new inflows with new cities built from scratch. 

Read more: Leading the charge on the green battlefield

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New prototypes developed during Singapore’s first climate-focused hackathon, held recently at the JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, could help people to reduce their electricity use at work and at home.

The top-winning team explains how its power monitoring system allows users to track their energy usage using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. It hopes that personalised statistics about energy use will motivate users to adopt energy-saving habits in the office.

The top-winning team explains how its power monitoring system allows users to track their energy usage using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. It hopes that personalised statistics about energy use will motivate users to adopt energy-saving habits in the office.

Read more: Plugging in new ways to save power

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