To ensure that Sentosa continues to develop as a sustainable leisure destination, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) will transform the resort island into a carbon neutral destination by 2030 as a key goal in its long-term sustainability plan. It is possible for Sentosa to lead the way in reducing its carbon emissions and trialling new solutions, given the unique island environment and SDC being a single precinct operator working hand in hand with the community on Sentosa.
SDC will identify and work with technology partners to testbed sustainable technologies and concepts on Sentosa, while also bringing on board some 200 businesses within Sentosa to work towards the aspiration of island carbon neutrality.
The ambitious carbon neutrality goal builds on the achievements of past SDC’s sustainability efforts, including technology testbeds, such as Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous shuttle public trial, and engagement of local enterprises through the Sentosa x Enterprise scheme and Enterprise Singapore’s (ESG) Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge.
In 2020, Sentosa Golf Club was also the first golf club in the world to join the United Nation’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative, and named “World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility” at the World Golf Awards.
As the next phase of Sentosa’s sustainability efforts, SDC will focus on key priorities such as:
• Working with businesses in Sentosa to establish an island-wide baseline carbon profile
• Decarbonising energy systems in Sentosa
• Closing the waste loop, such as reducing food waste
• Greening travel options in Sentosa
• Enhancing Sentosa’s digital architecture to optimise and control resources
• Increasing awareness on sustainability and sustainable practices amongst Sentosa’s visitors
SDC has signed an MOU with investment company Temasek “to harness Temasek’s expertise and network of companies in studying and test bedding sustainability solutions”, adding that SDC and Temasek “will identify opportunities for sustainability testbeds in Sentosa to lower the resort island’s carbon footprint”.
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