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National Climate Change Secretariat seeks public feedback on Singapore’s long-term low carbon emissions strategy

The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) has launched an online public consultation exercise from 16 July 2019 to 30 August 2019 to seek feedback from the public regarding its long-term low carbon emissions strategy for Singapore beyond 2030.

The NCCS is looking for fresh perspectives on measures and actions that the Government, businesses, households and individuals can take into practice, in order to minimise carbon emissions and subsequently build a sustainable environment in Singapore.

This approach goes hand-in-hand with Singapore’s ongoing effort to achieve its pledge under the Paris Agreement, to which Singapore has committed to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and further stabilise emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030.

Established on 1 July 2010 under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the NCCS oversees the development and implementation of Singapore’s domestic and international policies to tackle climate change.

As stated in the press release on its website, the NCCS noted that “as a small, low-lying island city-state, Singapore is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change”, adding that the “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.”

Hence, the NCCS is urging every Singaporean to play a part in this global initiative to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and collectively embark on a transition to a low-carbon future.

The following are some key areas in which the public may contribute views or feedback:

  1. Improving energy efficiency across all sectors.
  2. Encouraging responsible climate action through carbon pricing.
  3. Reducing emissions from power generation, increasing alternative energy sources.
  4. Deploying emerging low-carbon technologies.
  5. Encouraging collective climate action.
  6. Tapping on green growth opportunities.

Members of the public are invited to submit their views or feedback to [email protected] by 30 August 2019.

The public may also have a look at the consultation papers put together by the various government agencies on Singapore’s long-term low carbon emissions strategy at www.reach.gov.sg or www.nccs.gov.sg.

A summary of the feedback received will be released at the end of the consultation exercise on both websites.

What’s more, The Nature Society (Singapore) took to its Facebook to encourage all citizens to give their suggestions on how to make Singapore cleaner and greener.

The Nature Society (Singapore) or NSS, is a non-government, non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation, conservation, study, and enjoyment of the natural heritage in Singapore, Malaysia, and the surrounding region.