National Climate Change Secretariat seeking public feedback about Singapore’s climate ambition
Singapore is considering bringing forward the date we aim to achieve net zero emissions.
Singaporeans can now share their views on the country’s climate ambition through a public consultation on the REACH website launched by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO-SG).
The public consultation will end on Sep 26.
It was announced during Budget 2022 that Singapore will review its long-term climate ambition to achieve net zero emissions by or around 2050. This will be an improvement from the initial goal made in 2020 to halve emissions to 33 MtCO2e by 2050.
Members of the public are welcomed to share their views on how Singapore can work towards becoming a low-carbon country, and give feedback on the feasibility of bringing forward the net zero ambition.
Those providing the feedback will be asked to share if they feel that achieving net zero by 2050 is too ambitious, if Singapore should enhance the 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and what the Government, businesses, communities, and citizens can Singapore do more.
This consultation complements other ongoing engagements under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, involving businesses, environmental groups, students and youths.
According to NCCS, the feedback received will be taken into consideration when Singapore makes a formal revision to the Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) and 2030 NDC before the end of 2022.
Those interested can submit their views through REACH’s website.