IES Green Plan 2030 launched at 56th Annual Dinner
The IES 56th Annual Dinner on 17 January 2023 saw the launch of the IES Green Plan 2030, marking a significant milestone in our institution’s journey to support the Singapore Green Plan 2030.
Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, and I launched the plan with the project team and advisors, in the presence of more than 1,200 guests.
We would like to leverage the IES Green Plan 2030 to drive greater action and inculcate a strong sustainability mindset amongst our engineers to advance Singapore’s sustainable development agenda. Through the plan, we will also enhance collaborations between IES and the agencies and the industry in areas such as professional development through training and upskilling in sustainability.
In conjunction with the launch of the IES Green Plan, SkillsFuture Singapore has also released the Jobs-Skills Quarterly Insights (JSQI) in partnership with IES. The publication reveals the suite of green skills identified to be highly sought after by employers for engineering work related to sustainable practices. The top skills are energy management audit, sustainable engineering and environmental sustainability management.
JSQI also observed jobs-skills trends in engineering roles, especially the emergence of newer “green” roles such as solar PV engineer and energy sustainability engineer. These roles require our engineers to be well versed in the development of emerging clean technologies, harnessing clean energy, IoT application, programming & coding, and big data analytics, among others. I encourage our engineers to refer to JSQI to upskill yourselves to tap on the vast opportunities in the sustainability space.
Climate change is an existential threat to humankind and we must act immediately. Engineers play an indispensable role in tackling the widespread impact of climate change. It is up to us, engineers to innovate and design solutions to protect the world’s physical, biological and human systems. As engineers, we can contribute to the goals set in the Singapore Green Plan and other environmental blueprints by the government with our expertise, innovations and creative solutions.
The IES Green Plan is a bold, yet necessary plan to act as a springboard for future green initiatives and inspire more engineers to step forward to contribute to Singapore’s green aspirations. I call upon all members to share your insights and experience with us as we roll out various initiatives and activities under the IES Green Plan.
To find out more about the IES Green Plan 2030, scan the QR code above or click HERE.
To understand more about the green skills in demand, read the JSQI HERE.
In this new lunar year, I would also like to wish everyone a healthy, joyous and bountiful Year of the Rabbit!