In Singapore, a large majority of our youths enjoy an environment of peace and prosperity – but our future cannot be taken for granted. In the context of sustainability, the youths of today are also the change-makers for their own future tomorrow. Young people have a huge capacity to take action, influence and mobilise their peers. Often, they also bring fresh perspectives to the challenges and discussions at hand. In this Year of Climate Action in Singapore, there is no better time to engage our young people on the subject of sustainable development.
- Given our scarcity of resources, how do we balance the competing needs of a growing population? How can we resolve the inherent tensions between urbanization and conservation; natural and manmade?
- Singapore is frequently ranked among the top nations in the world for liveability – but also for cost of living. What does it mean to be a liveable and sustainable city?
- To many, Singapore is a food paradise. Affordable food is readily available, whether it be from a hawker centre or increasingly, at a few taps on our smartphones. And yet, more than 90 per cent of the food we consume is imported. As megatrends like climate change adversely affect supply and a rising middle class fuels demand for food, how do we sustainably feed our growing population?
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Robin Hu, Head of Sustainability & Stewardship Group, Temasek
Guest panellist: Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore
Gerald Yeo, Senior Director, Programmes & Partnerships, Temasek Foundation International