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Cutting carbon a new focus area for Singapore under five-year research masterplan

The Straits Times has reported on several exciting new initiatives planned through the new Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan that the government of Singapore announced on Friday, December 11th. The RIE plan allocates $25Bn for a five-year plan that will help Singapore continue to thrive and build sustainability in a fast-moving, digital-first world being impacted by climate change.

One of the main parts of the RIE plan is to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. This is a new focus for Singapore, whose previous sustainability programs focused on water security, infrastructure, and other areas. By adding decarbonisation to their list, Singapore will be making greater strides toward sustainability solutions. This push is especially needed, The Straits Times reports, with the combination of climate change and Covid-19 creating severe economic strain around the world.

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