3 recommendations to improve the consultation and co-creation process

January 20, 2016 by  
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Government agencies are conducting more consultations and dialogues with stakeholders and the public, and using the feedback and suggestions in policymaking, sometimes even co-creating solutions together.

This consultative process is better than the top-down approach, though it is getting more difficult as issues become more dynamic and complex, and stakeholders and the public become more diverse and distracted.

The current way of tackling issues can and need to be better refined and improved. Here are 3 recommendations to improve the consultation and co-creation process: Read more

7 Suggestions for Public Consultation on Climate Change and Singapore

March 21, 2015 by  
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The government is conducting a public consultation for Singapore’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and promote green growth beyond 2020. You can give your feedback to the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) by 31 Mar 2015.

Here’s our suggestions that was submitted to NCCS:

1. Introduce basic carbon footprint reporting and benchmarking for companies

There is currently no comprehensive data and information on the carbon footprint of companies in Singapore and their performance as compared to peers in the same industry. This results in minimal pressure for companies to put in effort to reduce their carbon footprint.

The government can consider a mandatory framework on basic carbon footprint reporting and benchmarking for companies. This reporting framework should be simple and easy to adopt so that it does not add too much burden for companies. One such existing framework is the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, which sets the standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

12 Ideas for the National Climate Change Strategy 2012

September 19, 2011 by  
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The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) is currently preparing the National Climate Change Strategy 2012 (NCCS-2012) publication, and is seeking public feedback and ideas.

The NCCS-2012 will provide a framework and overall strategy for Singapore to tackle climate change, and will outline policies and measures to reduce emissions, cope with the impact of climate change and build our capabilities.

The public consultation by NCCS involves conducting an online consultation exercise, focus group sessions and community forums. You can give your feedback and ideas via the NCCS website from now till 14 Oct.

Here are 12 ideas for the National Climate Change Strategy 2012, which was submitted by Low Carbon Singapore to NCCS: Read more