Singapore Paris Climate Agreement

Singapore`s first response to the COVID-19 crisis was swift and announced ways to address the health crisis and revive the economy in February 2020, with the announcement of four stimulus packages from June 2020 to support the economy, worth 19% of GDP. If properly administered, stimulus funds could offer a chance for economic recovery, while accelerating low-carbon emissions and future strategy plans. However, there is no indication that Singapore intends to use the funds in this way and, given that the country has a very low climate target, deemed „very insufficient”, it may well do so. The Convention on Climate Change enjoyed almost universal adherence, making it one of the most sustained international agreements in the world within the framework of the United Nations. In 2009, on the eve of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Singapore committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 16% by 2020 compared to the business as-usual (BAU) level. This target was based on a projection of what emissions would have been without mitigation measures. Singapore also participates in other multilateral efforts that support a comprehensive and comprehensive approach to addressing climate change, including discussions in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Singapore joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in March 2012 as an Observer City. The causes and effects of global climate change can only be effectively addressed through a concerted international effort. Each country must play its part in reducing global concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and adapting to the effects of climate change. Eric Bea, a researcher at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law of the NEI, who is also attending COP25, said Singapore`s updated climate promises and long-term low-carbon development strategy would help guide future policies. Singapore is actively collaborating with countries such as Japan, Korea, Thailand, France, Germany and Norway to leverage our respective strengths and experiences and train developing countries on environment and climate.

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