Asean ministers to meet here for first climate change summit

Countries to share climate action plans and best practices

Singapore during the haze crisis in 2013. Ms Zhang Wen, executive director of People's Movement to Stop Haze, says haze in the region highlights the transboundary nature of climate change.
Singapore during the haze crisis in 2013. Ms Zhang Wen, executive director of People's Movement to Stop Haze, says haze in the region highlights the transboundary nature of climate change.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The environment will take centre stage in a first-of-its-kind meeting among Asean ministers next Tuesday when they gather in Singapore to discuss climate change.

Singapore, as this year's Asean chair, is hosting the Special Asean Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action to galvanise regional climate action, said a spokesman for the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Asean ministers to meet here for first climate change summit'. Subscribe