The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment announced the appointment of Lim Tuang Liang as its first Government Chief Sustainability Officer in Singapore to steer the nation’s green agenda.
Lim Tuang Liang, formerly the Chief Science and Technology Officer (CSTO) at the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) in Singapore, has been appointed as the first Government Chief Sustainability Officer (GCSO) of the region. The newly established position is designed to expand and deliver on the nation’s green commitments.
Lim’s recent delegation as Singapore’s CSO commenced on January 1st, 2023 and he will be taking up the responsibility to ensure the city-state remains on track with its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives, along with propelling its sustainable development.
Moving forward, Lim will facilitate and support Singapore’s Green Plan 2030, to further strengthen its ESG deliverance, and seek alignment with its global pledges, such as the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement. The initiative was unveiled in 2021 for the nation to put in place concrete measures and fast-track the execution of their long-term net-zero emissions goals.
Lim’s appointment places Singapore on the right path to gain success with its sustainability endeavours, while striving to enrich the nation’s resourcefulness and resilience to tackle climate change more effectively.
Besides driving the nation’s green efforts, Lim will govern the ministry’s Public Sector Sustainability Office and Sustainability Partnerships Office. Lim will work in cooperation with the state-run agencies in devising strategic objectives and creating synergy between those pursuits, for the GreenGov.SG initiative, as the nation aims to revolutionise the public sector by setting effective targets for them to bring down carbon emissions.
Lim will also take the lead to build government relations and partnerships within the private sector, including corporate businesses, civil society groups, as well as industry-leader to expand on its national sustainability agenda.