Over 200 JC and Polytechnic students attended the SIIA-SMU Climate Change Seminar at SMU yesterday evening, to hear about Singapore and the issue of climate change.
Speakers included Teo Eng Dih, Director of Policy & Planning, National Climate Change Secretariat, Augustine Anthuvan, Editor, International Desk, Channel NewsAsia/MediaCorp, Lean Hooi Beh, Assistant Vice President, Ascendas Services Pte Ltd and Elaine Tan, CEO, WWF
A survey to gauge youth perceptions on climate change revealed that 94% felt that climate change should be a priority for the Singapore government. 88% felt that people in Singapore were not doing enough to fight climate change. When it came to what was needed to combat climate change, 53% said that government policies were most important, followed by media awareness, and corporate action.
A follow up youth event - a mock climate change negotiation, will be held by SIIA and SMU later in the year.