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Inaugural WWF Earth Hour Summit 2023 kicks off in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, 2 March 2023 – WWF-Singapore’s (World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore)
inaugural, in-person WWF Earth Hour Summit kicks off today at Marina Bay Sands,
Singapore. The Summit brings together CEOs, thought leaders and decision-makers from the
private and public sector to discuss green transition opportunities and how participants can
take practical action to address climate change.

This Summit is held against the backdrop of the nation’s recent commitment to achieve net-
zero emissions by 2050, and to reduce emissions to 60 MtCO2e in 2030.

Minister for Sustainability and Environment Grace Fu will deliver a virtual address at the
Summit, highlighting the key role of businesses in addressing climate change, such as 

accelerating decarbonisation, investing in innovation and driving collaboration within and
across sectors. Minister also encourages business leaders in attendance to commit to
sustainable actions, such as setting air-conditioners in all offices at 25-degree Celsius.
“The Earth Hour Summit is the culmination of the work that we have done over the years in
promoting collective action on climate. We know the road to Net Zero cannot be paved alone
and will require the participation of multiple stakeholders. We want to encourage a robust
exchange of ideas, as well as shed light on practical examples that the industry can adopt,”
said WWF-Singapore’s CEO, Mr. R. Raghunathan.
"For the last 12 years, Marina Bay Sands has been partnering with WWF for several key
initiatives such as the annual Earth Hour movement and responsible seafood procurement.
We are excited to support them for the inaugural Earth Hour Summit, providing the platform

for thought leaders and decision makers to gather and deepen conversations around climate-
related challenges as well as identify ways to achieve our collective goals,” said Meridith

Beaujean, Executive Director of Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands.
“Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is proud to support this inaugural Summit. It
underscores that taking action to mitigate existential climate risks is everyone’s responsibility.
That means every business has to move from awareness to action and collaborate with others
to find innovative solutions, which can be implemented at scale,” said Chief Executive,
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Victor Mills.
The Earth Hour Summit is expected to draw more than 500 participants from over 350

The Summit will feature deep-dive keynote sessions on issues such as the requisite solutions
needed for the private sector to tackle climate change and the role of green finance in driving
capital towards nature-positive activities and to meet net-zero ambitions. Refer to Annex A for
the full list of speakers.

Earth Hour Summit 2023 is organised by WWF-Singapore. The venue is sponsored by Marina
Bay Sands Singapore. Watsons Singapore is the leading partner of the event. The supporting
partners are HSBC, Samsonite, Wing Tai Asia Retail. Refer to Annex B for the full list of
supporting associations and chambers.

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