Reduce carbon emissions through lifestyle changes: DPM
SINGAPORE - According to the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Singapore's business as usual (BAU) carbon emissions will reach 77.2 million tonnes in 2020 if no intervention policies are put into place.
However, plans are already ongoing to reduce emissions by between seven and 11 per cent as part of the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint, as reiterated at the launch of the National Climate Change Strategy 2012 publication today.
In addition, the NCCS also noted that Singapore's plan to reduce carbon emissions by 16 per cent from the 2020 BAU levels are still in line - if a legally binding global agreement is put into place.
The National Climate Change Strategy 2012 publication, which was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, outlines Singapore's strategies and initiatives to realise its vision to be a climate resilient global city that is well-positioned for green growth.
At the launch, DPM Teo also encouraged the people, private and public sectors to play their part in reducing carbon emissions through lifestyle adjustments or changes to business processes.
By Woo Sian Boon
14 June 2012