Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate - Apr 2021
At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong participated in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate from 22 to 23 April 2021.
Prime Minister Lee spoke on the topic of “Unleashing Climate Innovation”, and shared Singapore’s experiences in harnessing innovative technologies to overcome our constraints as a small city-state and fulfil our obligations under the Paris Agreement. This included our efforts to quadruple Singapore’s deployment of solar energy by 2025 and address long-term adaptation issues such as rising urban temperatures. Prime Minister Lee also underscored our commitment to help the global push for sustainability through green finance.
Prime Minister Lee welcomed the US’ leadership on climate action, and its convening of this Summit which was a timely opportunity for all stakeholders to take stock of their progress on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, while emphasising their collective commitment to global climate ambition. Singapore remains committed to working with the US and other partners to address this global threat.