Singapore Government Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) in Singapore established the position of Government Chief Sustainability Officer (GCSO) to drive the Singapore Government’s sustainability efforts.

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a whole-of-nation movement to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development. It charts ambitious and concrete targets over the next 10 years, strengthening Singapore’s commitments under the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement, and positioning us to achieve our net zero emissions aspirations.

Under the Green Plan, the public sector will strive to attain ambitious sustainability targets in carbon abatement and resource efficiency. This is being driven under the GreenGov.SG initiative. The government will also partner with corporates and community groups to catalyse ground-up initiatives to promote sustainability.

With effect from 1 January 2023, MSE appointed Lim Tuang Liang as the first GCSO to drive these plans to realise a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient Singapore.

Lim will oversee MSE’s Public Sector Sustainability Office (PSSO) and Sustainability Partnerships Office (SPO) to work with public sector agencies to develop and coordinate strategies for GreenGov.SG as well as spearhead the Government’s partnership stakeholders, including businesses, civil society partners and individuals, to advance our national sustainability agenda.

In taking up the new role Lim will relinquish his current position as MSE’s Chief Science and Technology Officer (CSTO) when his replacement is appointed.

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