What is Singapore doing against climate change?
Singapore has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 36% compared to 2005 levels by 2030. Singapore is also working towards stabilising its emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. These are ambitious targets, given Singapore’s limited options for renewable energy.
What is Singapore’s Climate Action Plan?
The Climate Action Plan lays down strategies and targets to meet the pledge to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 36% by 2030 (compared to 2005), peak emissions around 2030, and ensure future resilience of Singapore.
Does Singapore have a net zero target?
The Singapore government has not set a formal target date for achieving Net Zero emissions, although it aims to halve emissions from an expected 2030 peak by 2050, with Net Zero following as soon as viable.
Is Singapore part of the Paris climate agreement?
Singapore ratified the Paris Agreement on 21 September 2016 in New York, becoming one of the first few countries to do so, alongside 30 other countries.
Is Singapore doing enough for climate change?
The Plan is regarded as an acknowledgment that Singapore has plenty to lose from climate change. Temperatures are likely to increase in Singapore and over the longer term rainfall could be affected too. But the biggest risk could be sea level rise. The island lies about 15m above sea level.
How sustainable is Singapore?
Today, Singapore is a liveable and sustainable city, with clean air and a clean living environment, a robust and diversified supply of water, and beautiful green spaces. Singapore is ranked as the most sustainable city in Asia, and fourth in the world, according to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index.
What has Singapore done to reduce carbon?
Despite this, Singapore has made significant efforts in addressing climate change. We made early policy choices that reduced our GHG emissions, for example by switching from fuel oil to natural gas – the cleanest form of fossil fuel – for power generation.