Singapore

Singapore
Permanent Secretary of the National Climate Change Secretariat, Peter Ong, Elected 2016

Singapore in our Blog

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.

Read More

Yesterday, C40 and the Singapore National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) held an event at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2016, a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges and forge new partnerships. “From Ambition to Action: The Vital Role of Cities in Achieving the Paris Agreement” drew together C40 mayors and city experts from around the world to share insights on the actions they are taking – on mitigation, adaptation and increasing resilience – as well as the key challenges they face in doing so.

Read More

Next week, C40 and Siemens will announce the finalists for the second annual C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards. But before that happens, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the projects that won last year for demonstrating climate leadership in areas as diverse as urban transportation and adaptation and resilience.

Read More

C40 began in 2005 as a network of 18 megacities, and has since expanded to include 63 cities around the globe. To better accommodate the varying interests and capacities of its constituent cities and future members, C40 announced guidelines this October for new membership categories, which include Megacities, Innovator Cities, and Observer Cities.

Read More

Singapore, the newest addition to the global C40 network, has recently published its national climate change strategy, “Climate Change & Singapore: Challenges. Opportunities. Partnerships.” The comprehensive document reflects the key elements of Singapore’s efforts on this issue – preparing for the uncertainties and impact of climate change, seizing opportunities for green growth, and supporting the transition to a lower emission economy.

Read More

C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong have announced today an agreement bringing Singapore into the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s network of global cities taking action on climate change. Singapore is the first addition to the C40 network since Mayor Bloomberg became C40 Chair in 2011.

Read More