Singapore’s Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) has appointed Lim Tuang Liang as the country’s first-ever Government chief sustainability officer (GSCO), who will take the lead in driving the government’s sustainability efforts.
Liang’s appointment follows the Singapore Green Plan 2030, launched in 2021, as part of the government’s 10-year strategy in strengthening the country’s commitment to the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement, towards the country’s net-zero emissions.
The plan aims to quadruple solar energy deployment by 2025, reduce waste to landfill by 30 per cent by 2030, reduce water use, green buildings, and require cleaner energy cars.
MSE shared that as chief sustainability officer, Tuang will oversee MSE’s Public Sector Sustainability Office (PSSO) and Sustainability Partnerships Office (SPO) and work with public sector agencies to develop and coordinate strategies for greengov.sg
In addition, he will spearhead the government’s partnership stakeholders, including businesses, civil society partners and individuals, to advance our national sustainability agenda.
Before joining MSE, Liang served as executive director of the Innovation & Enterprise Group for the National Research Foundation Singapore and as chief of staff – joint staff with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
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