Ecosperity Conversations

Environmental Impact of Food Consumption in Singapore

Globally, food is responsible for almost a third of the planet-warming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that humans produce in a year. The growing, processing and transporting of food also takes up significant water and energy resources. As existing studies do not fully consider local consumption or import patterns in Singapore, it has been difficult to understand the environmental impact of food that the country consumes.

Dr Jonathan Low, Group Manager and Scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), will share key findings from a study by A*STAR and Deloitte that quantifies the global environmental impact of 13 key food items consumed in Singapore.

Using a Life Cycle Assessment approach, Dr Low will talk about the environmental impact of food consumption in Singapore, using three key indicators: GHG emissions, water consumption and energy consumption. He will also touch on possible pathways which could meaningfully reduce the environmental impact of food consumed in Singapore.


Programme

2 AUG 2019
7:30 am - 8:15 am

Temasek International Pte Ltd
 (60B Orchard Road, Tower 2, The Atrium@Orchard)

07:30 – 08:15
Registration & breakfast
45 mins

Refreshments will be provided for pre-registered guests.

08:15 – 09:30
Environmental Impact of Food Consumption in Singapore
75 mins
Speaker and Moderator
Speaker
Dr Jonathan Low S.C. speaker frame
Dr Jonathan Low S.C.

Group Manager and Scientist, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Moderator
Soh Hui Qing speaker frame
Soh Hui Qing

Associate Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group, Temasek

About the speaker

Group Manager and Scientist
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

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