Singapore's roadmap to net zero

Partner update
Published on 27 March 2023

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched the meetings and events Sustainability Roadmap, setting out clear targets and strategies to raise sustainability standards across Singapore’s meetings and events industry over the next few years.

The roadmap is part of STB’s overall strategy to build a sustainable tourism sector.

The MICE Sustainability Roadmap lists three specific targets to position Singapore as one of the most sustainable MICE destinations in Asia Pacific:

  1. Develop a set of sustainability standards in 2023 that the industry can readily apply and aim to be internationally recognised by 2024.
  2. For all six purpose-built MICE venues and 80% of SACEOS members to obtain internationally or nationally recognised sustainability certification – or both – by 2025.
  3. For the Singapore MICE industry to start tracking waste and carbon emissions by 2023, to reduce waste as aligned with the Singapore Green Plan by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the national net-zero target.

The commitment to sustainability comes on the back of strong MICE recovery following the reopening of Singapore’s borders in April 2022 and a growing demand for sustainable business travel.

The roadmap lays out three broad strategies to guide the MICE industry:

  1. Raise sustainability standards and strive towards internationally recognised sustainability certification.
  2. Identify, trial, and adopt innovative and scalable sustainable solutions.
  3. Raise awareness of sustainability solutions and industry best practices.

The meetings and events Sustainability Roadmap was launched at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the first carbon-neutral meetings and events venue in Singapore, and in partnership with Climate Impact X and Unearthed Productions to ensure a low-carbon and low-waste event.


Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau
Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau™ (SECB), a group of the Singapore Tourism Board, has over 40 years of experience in helping associations, event professionals, meeting planners and incentive organisers from around the world plan and execute successful events in this vibrant island-city. SECB is a full service bureau with a team of dedicated staff working with you to facilitate the delivery of high quality events. SECB can assist you in venue and social programme recommendations, site inspections, city-wide marketing and supplier contacts, and schemes that support events to be hosted in Singapore.

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