National Climate Change Secretariat launches 6 Technology Primers
Climate change is a major challenge facing the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted that technology is a key enabler to achieve low-emissions growth. NCCS and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have jointly commissioned a series of Technology Primers. Each Primer brings together stakeholders within the Government, academia and industry to examine the potential of various technologies to address Singapore’s energy and climate change challenges. The Primers seek to understand how various technologies can help Singapore increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and increase energy options. Each Primer discusses the state of a technology, its technical feasibility for Singapore, related research activities in Singapore and possible research goals. Summaries of the findings from the first batch of Primers are attached below.
The six Primers were presented at the NCCS-NRF Symposium on ‘Energy Resilience for Sustainable Growth’ held on 4 August 2011. The symposium sought to raise awareness on how R&D can play a part to address Singapore’s energy and climate change challenges. The event was attended by about 250 participants from the public sector, academia and industry.
More information about the primers can be found at the NCCS website.