Climate change is one of the major environmental challenges of our time. It is a global challenge that requires concerted global action by all countries. The use of energy, which is primarily produced through the burning of fossil fuels, is one of the main causes of climate change.
Climate Change: How It Affects You, is a brochure produced by the National Environment Agency to inform and educate the general public and students on the science of climate change, the long-term impacts of climate change on Singapore, the measures that the Government is taking to address climate change and the practical steps that the public can take to use energy efficiently.The brochure may be downloaded here
To supplement NEA’s outreach efforts, a video has been produced that is based on the climate change brochure. The video can be viewed here.
National Climate Change Secretariat
The National Climate Change Secretariat was set up as a dedicated agency under the Prime Minister's Office, with effect from 1 July 2010, to coordinate Singapore's domestic and international policies, plans and actions on climate change.
More details are at this website: National Climate Change Secretariat
National Climate Change Strategy
The National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS-2012) document outlines Singapore's plans to address climate change through a whole-of-nation approach. Entitled "Climate Change and Singapore: Challenges. Opportunities. Partnership.", the doucment reflects the key elements of Singapore's climate strategy. They include reducing emissions across sectors, building capabilities to adapt to the impact of climate change, harnessing green growth opportunities as well as forging partnerships on climate change action.
The document is downloadable here: NCCS-2012
National Communication to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
In accordance with Articles 4.1 and 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and in line with the guidelines on national communications for non-Annex I Parties, Singapore submitted its initial and second National Communication (NC) to UNFCCC on 21 Aug 2000 and 12 Nov 2010 respectively.
The documents may be downloaded at: Initial NC (21 Aug 2000) , Second NC (12 Nov 2010)
Clean Development Mechanism
Singapore's commitment to climate change is consistent with our good record on environmental issues. Singapore has been a signatory to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1997 and acceded to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) of the UNFCCC on 12 Apr 2006.
The Clean Development Mechanism or CDM of the KP allows greenhouse gas emission reductions from projects implemented in non-Annex I countries, such as Singapore, to be used to offset emissions of Annex I countries, such as Japan and the EU. According to the UNFCCC Secretariat, CDM can potentially achieve worldwide emission reductions of more than one billion tonnes by the end of 2012, thus showing that it is a useful tool for sustainable development.
More information on Clean Development Mechanism