Singapore unveils plan in climate change fight


    Singapore has unveiled its latest plan to tackle climate change and meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement, with measures including a new heat stress information system to help the public better plan outdoor activities.

    The system, which could be similar to current health advisories for haze, will be ready by the year end.

    The plan was outlined in two booklets, jointly titled Climate Action Plan, announced yesterday by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the opening ceremony of the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore at Marina Bay Sands.

    “The Climate Action Plan outlines bold steps that Singapore is taking to achieve our 2030 carbon mitigation plan, as well as to strengthen our resilience to climate change,” said Dr Tan.

    Singapore signed the Paris Agreement on climate change in April, and aims to reduce its emissions intensity by 36 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, and stabilise emissions with the goal of peaking around 2030.

    “These are ambitious targets, given Singapore’s limited options for renewable energy,” said the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) and Ministry of National Development (MND) in a statement.