Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

Contrary to what many people think about Earth Hour, it’s not about saving electricity. It is a powerful symbol of unity. A symbol of hope. A symbol of power in collective action.

In Singapore, Earth Hour 2021 is a digital campaign focused on bringing together schools, communities, businesses and organisations for a low carbon, climate-resilient Singapore.

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

 

Contrary to what many people think about Earth Hour, it’s not about saving electricity. It is a powerful symbol of unity. A symbol of hope. A symbol of power in collective action.

In Singapore, Earth Hour 2021 is a digital campaign focused on bringing together schools, communities, businesses and organisations for a low carbon, climate-resilient Singapore.

Climate change is a change in climate caused mainly by the excessive use of fossil fuels which release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere – altering its natural balance.

The changes in climate results in the worsening of weather events. In 2020 alone, we have experienced storms, floods, droughts, debilitating forest fires in one of the three hottest years ever. Be it in cities or elsewhere, nobody was exempt from the terrifying impacts of climate change.

Climate change knows no borders. As an island state in a region mainly situated in coastal zones, we have to unite to fight and adapt to the climate crisis. If not for our own survival, then for that of our future generations.

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Climate change is a change in climate caused mainly by the excessive use of fossil fuels which release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere – altering its natural balance.

The changes in climate results in the worsening of weather events. In 2020 alone, we have experienced storms, floods, droughts, debilitating forest fires in one of the three hottest years ever. Be it in cities or elsewhere, nobody was exempt from the terrifying impacts of climate change.

Climate change knows no borders. As an island state in a region mainly situated in coastal zones, we have to unite to fight and adapt to the climate crisis. If not for our own survival, then for that of our future generations.

As part of the larger efforts for a better climate, WWF-Singapore is working on a wide range of initiatives. This includes collaborating with the finance industry to align financial flows with a low-carbon future, supporting regional renewable energy projects and engaging governments around the world to align with the Paris Agreement and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Singapore Kosong Plan is a commitment that brings businesses, organisations and individuals together to help achieve a low carbon, climate-resilient Singapore.

 

To do this, we need net-zero emissions by 2050.

The term ‘Kosong’, which means zero in Malay, is a colloquial word used to describe our local favourite beverage like Kopi O Kosong (meaning coffee only without sugar). Inspired by the concept of living less, the Singapore Kosong Plan aims to encourage climate actions that we can partake in everyday. 

As an individual or business, you can start today by making your own Singapore Kosong Plan!

By creating and committing to your very own personalised Kosong Plan on our website, you will be part of the larger vision of a net-zero by 2050 Singapore.

Individuals & Communities

There are many actions you can take in your daily life to help reduce your own and by large, Singapore’s overall carbon emissions.

Businesses

Businesses can pledge to demonstrate their climate leadership by committing to adopt science-based targets with the aim to reduce their emissions.

There is power in numbers. Share your Kosong Plan and encourage more to join the movement!

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