Climate change, the depletion of natural resources and rapid urbanisation are fuelling the demand for cleaner and more sustainable solutions. In Asia, Singapore plays a pivotal role as a talent hub for CleanTech test beds and solutions.
Themed ‘Transforming Tomorrow’s Cities with Clean Environment Solutions’, the fourth biennial CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS), organised by the National Environment Agency, Singapore, will be held from 8 to 12 July 2018, in conjunction with the World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week. This is a global platform for industry and government leaders to identify, develop and share practical, replicable and scalable solutions to address environmental challenges in the context of the waste-water-energy nexus in tomorrow’s cities.
CESS 2018 will deep-dive into five streams:
- Waste Management – Singapore has developed an advanced and integrated waste management system that minimises land use and maximises resource recovery. In working towards our Zero Waste Nation vision, new solutions need to be continuously explored. This includes adopting state-of-the-art solutions in the development of an integrated waste management facility, the piloting of mechanical-biological treatment technology, exploring the use of incineration bottom ash, and enhancing materials-recovery.
- Cleaning – A recession-proof sector, the cleaning industry is one of the fast-growing areas in developing economies. In the coming years, the greatest demand is projected to come from health care and education. This is especially so as nations in America, the EU, ASEAN and around the Asia Pacific face ageing populations.
- Pest Management – The pest management industry is continually progressing with increasing emphasis on integrated pest management and technology, to deliver more effective and sustainable pest control solutions. In the digital economy, customer needs and regulatory requirements are changing significantly, putting pressure on companies to transform into a knowledge industry in order to thrive in a new business and regulatory environment.
- Sustainable Energy – Energy efficiency and renewable energy play significant roles in decoupling economic growth from the increase in carbon emissions. Globally, energy efficiency has improved 13% between 2000 and 2016, and investments in energy efficiency are increasing. The proliferation of renewable energy solutions over the last few years is causing a shift away from fossil fuel dependence. At the same time, the improvements in smart grid and storage technologies will reshape how electricity is produced and delivered.
- Pollution Control – In the face of greater risks from domestic and international pollution sources, smart systems can be used to bolster pollution control capabilities, allowing for real-time analysis of air, land, and marine pollution. The streamlining of current pollution management systems, and the incorporation of digitalised smart systems, can track, record, and implement measures consistently and proactively.
In-depth discussions and the sharing of global best practices will be facilitated through business forums and high level plenaries, such as the Clean Environment Leaders Summit, Clean Environment Convention, and Clean Environment Regulators Roundtable. The Innovation Pitch will showcase the latest innovations in environmental technology and solutions.
For more information, visit www.cleanenvirosummit.sg.