Government Seeks Views on Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Strategy
The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), under the Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office, has launched a public consultation exercise from 16 July 2019 to 30 August 2019 on Singapore’s low carbon emissions strategy beyond 2030.
This long term strategy will build on Singapore’s on-going effort to achieve its pledge under the Paris Agreement, where it has committed to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and stabilise emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. The public consultation aims to draw views that could contribute towards Singapore’s long-term low emissions strategy, and to a sustainable environment for Singaporeans and Singapore.
As a small, low-lying island city-state, Singapore is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Rising sea levels, changes to our rainfall patterns, and increasing temperatures will affect our health, water supply, biodiversity and greenery, and coastline, among other things. It is a global challenge, and Singapore needs to do our part by further reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and embarking on a transition to a low-carbon future.
The public consultation seeks views on measures and actions that can be taken by the Government, businesses, households, and individuals towards becoming a low carbon global city-state. The key areas where views are sought are as follows:
i) Improving energy efficiency across all sectors
ii) Encouraging responsible climate action through carbon pricing
iii) Reducing emissions from power generation, increasing alternative energy sources
iv) Deploying emerging low-carbon technologies
v) Encouraging collective climate action
vi) Tapping on green growth opportunities
The online public consultation will take place between 16 July 2019 to 30 August 2019. Members of the public are invited to view the consultation papers on www.reach.gov.sg or www.nccs.gov.sg and submit their views or feedback to any of the questions at email@example.com.
A summary of the feedback received will be released at the end of the consultation exercise on REACH and the NCCS website. The Government will take the feedback into consideration in determining the key strategies to enable Singapore’s long-term low emissions strategy.