Singapore’s National Climate Change Strategy
levels. Temperature extremes, heat waves and heavy rainfall events areprojected to become more frequent as well.Reasons for Climate Change Action7. There are several co-benefits to climate change action. For example,our efforts to mitigate GHG emissions, most notably in the power generation,industry and transport sectors, can help to reduce air pollutants, resulting incleaner air for all in our environment.8. Climate change actions can also generate economic opportunities, forexample, in the clean energy and energy efficiency services sectors. At thesame time, being more energy efficient can help both businesses andhouseholds reduce their energy consumption costs. At the national level, thishelps to mitigate Singapore’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, therebyenhancing our energy security.
Our Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Efforts
9. As a relatively low-lying, densely populated island in the tropics,Singapore is vulnerable to climate change. As a result of our environmentaland developmental planning in the past, some of our existing measures canalready address certain potential climate change impacts. However, to betterunderstand the implications for Singapore,
National Environment Agency(NEA), in consultation with other government agencies, has commissioned astudy on Singapore’s vulnerability to climate change
This study will project (i)the climate change effects such as the changes in temperature, sea level andrainfall patterns in Singapore, and (ii) the resulting impacts such as increasedflooding and impacts on water resources.10. Going forward, government agencies will continue to work closelytogether to assess the possible impacts of climate change on Singapore,regularly review the sufficiency of Singapore’s existing adaptation measures,identify new measures as necessary and establish national systems toactively monitor and manage these impacts.
Our Mitigation Efforts
Our National Circumstances11. The main contribution to Singapore’s greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions is carbon dioxide (CO
) from the use of energy to meetdevelopment and human needs.12. Singapore is a city-state with limited natural resources. Due to ourgeographical constraints, large-scale adoption of alternative energy beyond oil