Dutch Embassy first embassy in Singapore to make pledge for Climate Action 2018

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore made a pledge for Climate Action SG 2018 today, making them the first Embassy in Singapore to pledge for this cause.

Climate Action SG 2018

Singapore officially marked 2018 as the 'Climate Action Year'. The government of Singapore aims to increase people's attention to climate change, and create awareness of the need to take action against climate change, both on an individual as well as on a collective level.

The website of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources now bears a pledge gallery where individuals and companies can pledge to take action for a more sustainable Singapore.

Ambassador to the Netherlands in Singapore and Brunei, Margriet Vonno, made an individual pledge last Friday. Now, the entire Embassy of the Netherlands has followed in ambassador Vonno's footsteps by pledging to take action. In doing so, the Dutch Embassy is the first embassy in Singapore to make a pledge.
The embassy's pledge consists of a description of the actions already being taken (i.e. turning off the lights and striving to be a paperless office), as well as the long term goals. Furthermore, the pledge stresses the relationship between Singapore and the Netherlands on sustainability, and refers to the Dutch government's plans for a Circular Economy in 2050.

The pledges can be found in the pledge gallery on the website of Climate Action SG 2018. Please find the link below.