Aiming at providing national-level institutional support to advance Singapore’s sustainable development imperative, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) launched the IES Green Plan 2030 in collaboration with more than 30 government and partner organisations on 17 January 2023.
The initiative lays out engineering-centric action plans from 2023 to 2030 to support Singapore Green Plan 2030 by aligning with its five key pillars—City in Nature; Energy Reset; Sustainable Living; Green Economy; and Resilient Future.
The Green Plan focuses on harnessing engineering to strengthen Singapore’s commitments under the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement—to reduce emissions to 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
One key element of the plan is upskilling of engineers in the sustainability space. According to Dalson Chung, President of IES, the plan serves as a springboard for future green initiatives and to inspire more engineers to step forward to contribute towards the cause.
To learn more about the IES Green Plan 2030, visit https://www.ies.org.sg/. —Construction+ Online