The National Climate Change Secretariat, Strategy Group (NCCS) is carrying out a public consultation on the proposed plan to introduce a carbon tax in Singapore from 2019.
Climate change is caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the earth’s atmosphere and has led to higher temperatures, and changes in weather patterns globally. All countries will be affected, and Singapore, as a low-lying island state, is vulnerable.
Under the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, Singapore has pledged to reduce our emissions intensity1 by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030, and to stabilise our emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030.
Singapore’s Climate Action Plan sets out four strategies to achieve our pledge: (i) improving energy efficiency, (ii) reducing carbon emissions from power generation, (iii) developing and deploying cutting-edge low-carbon technologies, and (iv) encouraging collective action among government agencies, individuals, businesses, and the community.
A carbon tax will complement Singapore’s existing and planned efforts to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. It can also stimulate clean technology and market innovation.
1 Emissions Intensity refers to GHG Emissions per dollar of GDP
Period of Consultation
20 March 2017 – 20 April 2017
Please send your submissions by:
(i) Email to: NCCS_Contact@nccs.gov.sg
(ii) Fax to: +65 6430 0601
(iii) Post to: 55 Newton Road, #13-04/05 Revenue House, Singapore 307987
Kindly note that submissions should be accompanied with a valid email address for NCCS to acknowledge receipt of submissions electronically. All submissions must reach us by 20 April 2017, 2359hrs.
NCCS reserves the right to make public all or parts of any written submissions made in response to this consultation paper, and to disclose the identity of the source. Any part of the submission, which is considered by respondents to be confidential, should be clearly marked and placed as an annex. NCCS will take this into account regarding disclosure of the information submitted.