Environment & Water Leaders Forum

The Environment & Water Leaders Forum is a dedicated platform of CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week where world leaders from government, industry and international organisations will share insights on cross-disciplinary environmental and water policies and governance issues; address emerging challenges; and examine the respective roles of key stakeholders in co-creating liveable and sustainable cities of the future.

“Today’s rapid urbanisation and population growth have put our finite natural resources under pressure. In the circular economy, resources such as materials and water can be continually cycled and reused; forming a closed loop system that designs out waste, reduces water and energy usage, and encourages resource efficiency. A circular economy model that makes better use of the finite resources can unlock business opportunities and allow companies to do more with less. Is circular economy gaining traction in both the public and private spheres? How are leaders and experts from the government, business and international organisations taking action to shape the economy, bring circularity into our lives and safeguard a sustainable future?”

In this session, participants will share their views on the foundations of a circular economy, and how improved resource efficiency and the circular economy model can support global climate goals as outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Mr Masagos Zulkifli
Mr Masagos Zulkifli

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Patricia Espinosa -Cropped
Ms Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Professor Tommy Koh
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr Neil McGregor

Mr Neil McGregor

Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries

Mr David Newman

Mr David Newman

President, World Biogas Association