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France and Singapore Launch Joint Year of Sustainability

In a significant move towards promoting sustainability on a global scale, France and Singapore have joined forces to launch the Joint Year of Sustainability (JYOS). The announcement was made in Paris on April 11, 2024, during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence WONG and President Emmanuel MACRON.


The JYOS, scheduled to run from April 2024 to June 2025, aims to tackle pressing environmental challenges through a series of events, conferences, and workshops in Singapore and France. With a focus on themes such as circularity, new energy, and green finance, the initiative seeks to drive actionable solutions and foster collaboration between the two nations.

The kick-off of the JYOS in Singapore was announced during the French Chamber Gala Dinner on April 12, 2024, by H.E. Minh-Di TANG, French Ambassador in Singapore and  Teow Lee FOO,  Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to France.  Attended by 550 guests with representatives from large corporations and VIP invitees, the event served as a platform to highlight the importance of sustainability in business practices and beyond.

Following the launch in Paris, the JYOS will continue to gain momentum in Singapore this week during the Singapore Maritime Week.

This collaborative effort between France and Singapore underscores the growing importance of international cooperation in addressing environmental challenges. By uniting their resources and expertise, both nations are ready to make a significant impact in advancing sustainability goals and driving positive change on a global scale.

As the JYOS unfolds over the coming months, companies from various sectors are encouraged to participate and contribute to the collective effort towards building a more sustainable future for generations to come. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to engage in this transformative journey towards a greener, more resilient world.


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