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Climate Action - Take Action Today, For A More Sustainable Future

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2018: YEAR OF CLIMATE ACTION

The impact of climate change is being felt by countries around the world. 2016 was the warmest year on record, and the third consecutive year that record temperatures have been set. Extreme weather conditions such as severe drought and torrential floods are also becoming more intense and frequent due to climate change.


As a small island city-state, Singapore is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In recent years, Singapore has experienced heavy rainfall, flash floods and warmer mean temperatures.


Climate change is a global challenge that requires a global response. Singapore is committed to achieving its goals under the Paris Agreement and is taking steps to mitigate and build resilience against climate change. Businesses, communities and individuals also have an important role to play in reducing carbon footprint and build a sustainable future. Let us all work together to make 2018 the year of Climate Action!

 

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS US

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. Without additional efforts to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, climate change can result in higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and changes in weather patterns, and in turn, causes significant damage to homes, businesses and livelihoods globally. Although our contribution to global emissions is small, Singapore is fully committed to play our part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

WHAT CAN WE DO

Aim to reduce, reuse, recycle. Energy is needed to burn the waste we generate (e.g. waste incineration). The less waste we generate; the less we burn, and the less CO2 we produce.

 

Fossil fuel is burned to produce energy to power homes and produce the water we drink. The less water and electricity we use, the less fossil fuel we burn, and the less CO2 we produce. We should use more efficient equipment with a higher rating under the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) and Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS).

 

Take green transport. Buy from companies that are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and do not cause forest fires or pollution. Choose products with the Singapore Green Label.

 

  • Go for Zero Waste using the 3R Lifestyle
  • Use electricity and water efficiently
  • Keep our air clean and haze-free

 

For more information on how to play a part, visit https://www.nea.gov.sg/index/climate-action

Source: National Environment Agency. Reproduced with permission.