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UNESCO has a leading role globally as a UN Agency with a specialized mandate in the sciences, education, culture and communications. Its constitutional aim is to advance international peace and the common welfare of humankind through strengthening “intellectual and moral solidarity”.

Member States have mandated UNESCO with promoting ethical science: science which shares the benefits of progress for all, protects the planet from ecological collapse and which creates a solid basis for peaceful cooperation. Therefore, supporting its mandate, UNESCO (195 Member States) has adopted a global Declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change during the 39th Session of its General Conference in 2017.

UNESCO Jakarta Office – the Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, has promoted various initiatives programme for responding to the cross-cutting issues of climate change such as:
1. Addressing environmental, social and ethical challenge of annual haze in Southeast Asia: Bioethical and Sustainability Science Perspectives
2. MOST School of Sustainability Science: Supporting Strategies to Address the Social Implications of Climate Change
3. Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development
4. Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction of Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia and Small island Developing States in the Pacific
5. Building a Resilient Tropical Rainforest heritage of Sumatera for Climate Change Mitigation and Biodiversity Conservation
5. Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change

People’s Movement to Stop Haze, known as PM Haze, is a non-profit focusing on outreach, research and advocacy on the transboundary haze crisis. Our mission is to drive a global movement to stop the haze by empowering the community with the knowledge, means and values. Steering consumption patterns towards sustainable palm oil and paper as well as assisting Indonesian and Malaysian farmers to create a sustainable livelihood are two main ways we empower our community.

Headquartered in Singapore, our business is involved with every part of the palm oil supply chain: From managing plantations and mills to refining crude palm oil and manufacturing palm-based products, supported by an extensive fleet of ship tankers and barges that enhances our logistical capabilities. We employ approximately 37,000 employees in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, committed to meeting global demand for Palm oil and its derivative products in an environmentally, socially and economically viable manner. The global marketing activities of the Group are undertaken by Inter-Continental Oils & Fats (ICOF) –a member of the Musim Mas Group.

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Restorasi Ekosistem Riau is an ecosystem restoration programme aimed at protecting, restoring and conserving ecologically important peatland forest in Indonesia’s Riau Province. Set up by APRIL Group in 2013, RER is located on Sumatra’s eastern coastline and covers a total area of 150,000 ha, of which 130,000 ha are located at the heart of a 344,573 ha forest block on the Kampar Peninsula. Another 20,000 ha are located on Padang Island. The restoration area on Kampar Peninsula is twice the size of Singapore. The programme is part of APRIL’s commitment to conserve one hectare of natural forest for every hectare of fibre plantation. To date, APRIL has met 83% of its goal with more than 400,000 hectares of natural forest protected and conserved. In 2015, APRIL dedicated US$100 million to support and secure the long-term conservation and restoration programme.

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to care for nature in order to ensure the long-term well-being of people. Founded in 1987 and marking its 30th anniversary in 2017, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. CI employs 900 staff in more than 25 countries on four continents and works with more than 1,000 partners around the world.

The Asia Pacific Field Division is CI’s largest field division with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Japan, Hawaii, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Samoa and investments and partnerships in many more. The Division provides a vehicle for CI to coordinate its efforts on conservation and sustainable development throughout this region including Singapore, where economies are rapidly evolving.

The Centre for a Responsible Future (CRF) is a registered non-profit and charity, with a mission to engage people and organisations in Singapore to adopt more responsible practices for a better future, through its five core areas of work; plant-based diets, environment & sustainability, compassion towards animals, health & fitness through plant-based diets and support for plant-based businesses. Our initiatives include Vegetarian Society Singapore, Animal Allies, EarthFest, PlantForward and Alliance for a Responsible Future (ARF). CRF believes in collaborating closely with volunteers, community groups, educational institutions, businesses and government bodies to create a better future for everyone and a greener planet.

Zero Waste SG is a new non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste, and accelerate the shift towards zero waste and the circular economy.

Zero Waste SG aims to promote education and engagement on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) among individuals and households; increase waste minimisation and recycling among businesses and organisations; and reduce specific waste.

The Singapore government has set targets of achieving a 70% national recycling rate and a 30% domestic recycling rate by 2030. We believe that we can help Singapore to meet and exceed these targets, by working together with government agencies, businesses, community groups and individuals.

What We Work On

  1. Food Waste
  2. Plastic Disposables
  3. Household Recycling
  4. Business Waste

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. Our team combines evidence-based strategies with innovation to help develop and implement sound public health policies, manage programs efficiently, strengthen data systems, conduct research, and design strategic communication campaigns for policy and behavior change.

In 2016, Vital Strategies created its Environmental Health division with the intention of using the tools of public health to ensure healthy and sustainable outcomes for people living in an increasingly urbanized world. This means developing the technical capacity to understand environmental threats beyond the traditional span of public health control and work across sectors to promote health by controlling air pollution, mitigating and preparing for climate change, reducing exposures to toxic chemicals, and expanding healthy and green transportation This work will target investments that can amplify health gains in urban areas, particularly in low-and middle-income countries and engage the public and governments to support them. To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org.

Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine and shortening; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world.

The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has designated 2018 as the Year of Climate Action. We hope to raise the level of national consciousness around the need to take individual and collective action against climate change for a sustainable Singapore, for our future generations.
The SIIA is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the research, analysis, and discussion of regional and international issues. Founded in 1962, it is Singapore’s oldest think tank. Since 2013, the SIIA has ranked highly as one of the top think tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania.