06 Apr 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources
The resource sector in ASEAN – the source of many raw materials for global supply chains – faces rising pressure to balance environmental and social concerns alongside economic needs. Governments are stepping up law enforcement to combat long-standing problems such as slash-and-burn practices. Various large plantation companies have made sustainability commitments and increased corporate transparency and disclosure. Non-governmental organisations are also working with local communities on sustainable farming practices. In the face of cross-sectoral and transboundary issues, a multi-stakeholder approach continues to be advocated and adopted.
Still, to achieve sustainable value chains, outstanding gaps must be bridged and less prominent voices heard. As large plantation companies lead in sustainability, how can we help smaller players come on board? What are some ways to combat labour violations and social issues effectively? How can technology overcome cost barriers and be scaled up for wider impact? What role can the financial sector play in environmental governance?
Against this backdrop, the Fourth Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) invites regional representatives across the value chain to explore how we can tackle these issues and pursue inclusive collaboration in the agroforestry and resource sector.
–Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
–Datuk Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
Date: Thursday, 6th April 2017
Time: 8am – 5:20pm (Registration starts at 8am; Conference commences at 9am)
Venue: The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
More information on the Dialogue’s programme can be found here.
*Event is by invitation only.
About the Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR)
The SIIA has organised key dialogues on transboundary haze pollution since 1997, when large-scale fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra led to one of the worst haze episodes in Southeast Asia on record. The annual SDSWR has become the SIIA’s flagship sustainability dialogue, bringing together 300 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics, and members of the media for a day-long discussion on the latest opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of sustainable and equitable growth in ASEAN’s resource sector.