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The Singapore government has recently announced its intent to implement a carbon tax on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2019. This policy move aims to create a price signal on GHG emissions to incentivise emitters to factor in the costs of their GHG emissions in their business decisions, and encourage companies to innovate and improve their energy efficiency. This will enhance Singapore’s existing and planned mitigation efforts under its Climate Action Plan, and will stimulate clean technology and market innovation.
Today, CDP launched its annual InFocus Reports, which catalogue city climate actions around the world. This year, five C40 cities are being recognized in the reports for their leadership in climate change disclosure. These cities have received the highest scores in their regions for the quality and detail of their reported climate related-data.
C40 is pleased to offer technical support for cities to drive climate actions with significant health benefits for citizens. By evaluating wider benefits like improved health, increased employment and jobs, and better quality of life all, C40 aims to equip cities with evidence to make a much stronger case for a greater scale of climate action, driving progress towards more healthy and liveable cities.
A joint op-ed by the Mayor of Amman and Secretary General of Dubai's Executive Council
2016 was a momentous year for action on climate change. More than 120 countries, including Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, ratified the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. As the Mayor of Amman and the Secretary General of Dubai’s Executive Council, representing the most populous cities in our two countries, we understand the magnitude of this commitment by our national governments, and are ready to help turn the aspiration of the Paris Agreement into action on the ground.