Singapore's Emissions Profile

Singapore contributes around 0.11% of global emissions. We are nevertheless taking steps to reduce our carbon emissions.

Historically, our strategic position along the East-West trade routes has made Singapore a natural location for oil storage and refining facilities serving the region. Building on our position as a key regional port, the refining and petrochemical plants help create synergies and are part of a business supply network in Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific, South Asia and Australasia. Although, the refining and petrochemical sector is a large source of our carbon emissions, Singapore is working on an on-going and continuous basis to improve our levels of energy efficiency.

Carbon Intensity (Emissions per $GDP)

Singapore ranks 123rd of 142 countries in terms of CO2 emissions per dollar GDP, based on International Energy Agency (IEA) data.

Carbon Intensity (Emissions per $GDP)
Source: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion - 2015 Highlights © OECD/International Energy Agency, 2015

Per Capita Emissions

Singapore ranks 26th out of 142 countries in terms of emissions per capita based on the latest IEA data. This is largely due to our small size and dense population.

Per Capita Emissions
Source: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion - 2015 Highlights © OECD/International Energy Agency, 2015

Projected 2020 Business-As-Usual Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Projecting from 2005, our business-as-usual (BAU) emissions are expected to reach 77.2 million tonnes (MT) in 2020.

Projected 2020 Business-As-Usual Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Last updated 19 Jan 2018


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