Singapore's prospects as a regional carbon hub
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(3 November 2011) Singapore can become an Asia-Pacific carbon hub as the city-state is a preferred base for carbon activities, with good strategic connectivity to carbon markets and access to excellent financial services, trading, trusted professional services and strong technologies.
This was shared at the Carbon Forum Asia conference where Mr Goh Chee Kiong, Director of Cleantech, a division of the Economic Development Board, said that key ingredients to supporting industry growth in Singapore are technology, markets, capital and talent.
The Singapore government provides strong support for research in clean energy industry, water R&D, green buildings and the National Innovation Challenge on Energy Resilience with a total funding of S$700 million announced so far in 2011. Read more...