29 November 2021

On 9 November 2021, the National Climate Change Secretariat (“NCCS”) issued a press release announcing efforts by Singapore and Australia to find solutions to global climate change challenges through the Singapore-Australia Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Low-Emissions Solutions (“MoU”).

The first dialogue under the MoU took place on 15 October 2021 and outlined the progress so far and the plan ahead for the priority areas set out in the MoU for 2022, including:

  • Conducting joint studies on low-emission solutions (e.g. a hydrogen supply chain study)
  • Collaborative research and development on low-emission solutions (including hosting a joint research symposium)
  • Explore large-scale renewable electricity trade 
  • Regional emissions measurement, verification and reporting capacity building efforts.

Singapore and Australia also announced a low emissions technology partnership in June 2021. The partnership supports the commercialisation of low-emissions fuels and technologies in maritime shipping and port operations.

Reference materials

The press release is available on the NCCS website www.nccs.gov.sg.