ENVISION Issue 6: Strengthening the Green Economy
Recent years have seen interconnected environmental and economic predicaments shift the discourse on growth and its implications. Concepts like green economy have emerged and received political and business traction. But how much of these are merely green visions versus reality? ENVISION Issue 6 features many case studies of technology, best practices, systems, and policies that are taking shape in this avenue. Renewable energy technologies are gaining ground, and governments and businesses are transforming their value chains and cutting energy consumption. Singapore too, is making inroads in areas like energy efficiency and green buildings. There is increasing interest in the so-called ‘circular economy’ which aims to loop in linear industries that currently wreak environmental destruction through their externalities. On a planet with seven billion people, major transformations are not an overnight affair. However, the developments we see in ENVISION Issue 6, alongside many others globally, may signal paradigm shifts in the ways our economies work. As Dr Martin Shaw put it, “A lot of opportunity is going to arrive in the next 20 years disguised as loss.” Whether it is through a green economy or something entirely new that emerges from such beginnings, those who are prepared will prosper. Download your PDF copy of ENVISION Issue 6 here today!
ENVISION Issue 5
With growing environmental threats and challenges to major global cities, governments and communities are increasingly working together to help find solutions. One aspect of this involves tapping the expertise of the “crowd” to spur unconventional, rapid and innovative solutions. With governments and industry allowing public access to environmental data and involving them in consultative design processes, the opportunity for synergy emerges. Practitioners of all backgrounds are increasingly empowered by leveraging phenomena such as big data, new sensing and analytics systems, as well as technology applications. The fifth issue of ENVISION includes features on environmental data analytics, the latest technology, new tools being developed for industry and within government, how crowdsourcing is helping to change environmental outcomes, a guide to environmental apps, as well as inspiring environmental case studies from Singapore and beyond. Read ENVISION Issue 5 on e-flipbook or download its PDF now!
SEI Yearbook FY12
Named ‘THE REVIEW’, SEI Yearbook FY2012 provides reflections on the Institute’s work in the areas of knowledge distillation and capacity building for the year as well as a glimpse into the last decade since SEI’s inception in 2003. Click here to read 'The Review'.
ENVISION Issue 4
Climate change is already having significant impacts on human civilisation. In Issue 4, learn more about the rising costs and implications of climate change, international negotiations on greenhouse gas emissions, the launch of the world’s first tropical climate centre, shifting global economies off fossil fuels, energy efficient lighting, and Singapore’s new Energy Conservation Act. This issue also takes a look at top Asian energy efficiency markets, low-carbon technology, and how ecosystem impacts will affect business bottom lines in years to come.Download the PDF or e-flipbook for your tablet.
NEA-CLC Urban Systems Studies Booklet
‘Sustainable Environment: Balancing Growth with the Environment’
Co-produced by NEA and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), this fourth publication under the Urban Systems Studies (USS) Booklet Series, presents a historical account of the environmental and economic policy objectives, including the trade-offs required and the implementation of adaptive environmental policy to meet changing economic demands. Two key dilemmas framing the study are the need for economic growth versus environmental preservation; and the realisation of short-term versus long-term benefits. Published by Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd, it is available for sale as hardcopy atSGD $18.90 or eBook at SGD$9.90 by placing your orders though email Asia.SGOrders@cengage.com.
Worldwide Sustainability Timeline Booklet
This booklet depicts the 50-year Worldwide Sustainability Timeline (1962 - 2012), capturing key local and international sustainability events that have made a difference. The same timeline also appears as a mural at SEI's Kay Siang Campus. Download your PDF copy here!
ENVISION Issue 3
With environmental public health as a major theme, ENVISION Magazine's third issue looks into the many ways a clean environment affects our well-being, health and lifestyle. The cornerstone of any good public health system in a country depends on an effective regime to maintain cleanliness, tackle pollution and prevent vector-borne diseases. This will require the efforts of all stakeholders and not just the Government. Click to view the PDF or read the flipbook now!
CleanEnviro Solutions captures the commercial trends and expert perspectives shaping environmental management worldwide. It encapsulates the outcomes of the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, the premier global platform for urban environmental practitioners. With key statistics, facts, and video interviews, the publication showcases of how industry and governments can solve today’s environmental challenges. Opportunities abound, and there is no shortage of growth prospects for industry. Find out what you need to know about the movers and shakers, key decision makers, and policy innovators by downloading CleanEnviro Solutions for your PC or tablet.
NEA 10th Anniversary Commemorative Book
'Our Environment – Safeguard, Nurture, Cherish'
In celebrating NEA’s 10th Anniversary, the Agency has launched a commemorative book entitled “Our Environment – Safeguard, Nurture, Cherish". It showcases the varied and fascinating work that NEA engages in, seen through the eyes of staff. Chapter 1 features NEA’s beginnings, flowing on to NEA’s contributions in environmental protection in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 talks about the environmental health perspective of NEA’s work, while Chapter 4 brings NEA’s work to the international scene. Chapter 5 features our efforts in tracking regional climate, expanding on to our international training and outreach efforts in Chapter 6. Finally, the story culminates in Chapter 7 which showcases how NEA has worked hand-in-hand with the community to make all that has been achieved so far possible. Download your own PDF copy here!