MR. YUEN Sai Kuan has pointed out the Government's efforts in sharing expertise with other countries in the mitigation of and adaptation to the impact of climate change ("S'pore active in sharing know-how on climate issues"; June 8).

For any country to deal with climate issues effectively, the sharing of engineering expertise and practical engineering innovations is required, to complement the Government's efforts.

Read more: Climate change mitigation: Essential to build resilience into infrastructure


EVA seats are cooled individually by an overhead air conditioning system.

(CNN) - An electric taxi has taken to the streets of Singapore in a bid to make the already green city more eco-friendly -- and it's tailored to the tropics.

The taxi -- named EVA -- can recharge its battery in 15 minutes and cover a distance up to 200 kilometers when fully charged.

Read more: The cars making the streets of Singapore green


Choi Shing Kwok, permanent secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, speaks on overcoming environmental challenges by engineering at the Engineers and Sustainable Development Forum 2015. Image: Eco-Business

A new professional development programme for engineers in Singapore will boost their long-term job prospects, and provide the country with the skilled professionals it needs to address future challenges posed by climate change. 

The Engineers Progression Pathway programme, which helps practicing engineers in Singapore develop their professional and technical skills, was launched on Thursday by labor group National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES).

Read more: Why the climate fight needs engineers


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