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Public Consultation on Developing Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Strategy

National Climate Change Secretariat Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office

National Climate Change Secretariat, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office

Consultation Period: 16 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Status: Closed - Summary of Responses
Consultation Outcome

Responses to Feedback and Suggestions on Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy

The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) conducted a public consultation on Singapore’s Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) from 16 July to 30 September 2019. About 2,000 responses from the public were received, of which 1,600 were received through the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore and Speak for Climate that had created online forms for the public to submit their feedback.

Generally, we received feedback from environmental groups, academics, businesses, and individuals. Prior to the release of this document, several engagement sessions were also organised between August 2019 and January 2020 to facilitate in-depth discussions with stakeholders such as green groups, academics and businesses from various sectors (e.g. transport, infocomm etc.). 

A summary of the key feedback and our initial responses can be found here. More details on the feedback and our responses can be found in the Annex. This Annex will be updated regularly as the Government continues to study the suggestions and work with stakeholders in developing implementation plans to realise Singapore’s LEDS.

NCCS wishes to thank all individuals, businesses, organisations and councils for their feedback. Members of the public who wish to make their feedback submitted during the 2019 consultation exercise publicly available may do so via the following web link: http://bit.ly/ledsform.

Detailed Description

Introduction
 
The global climate situation is changing. Extreme weather events are expected to be more intense and frequent, and global mean sea levels are projected to rise.
 
As a small, low-lying island city-state, Singapore is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Rising sea levels, changes to our rainfall patterns, and increasing temperatures will affect our health, water supply, biodiversity and greenery, and coastline, among other things.  It is thus imperative for us to work with the international community to address this urgent global problem. Singapore needs to do our part by further reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and embark on a transition to a low-carbon future.
 
We invite you to contribute your views on how Singapore can work towards becoming a low carbon global city-state – one with a competitive economy, sustainable environment, and a high quality of life for all.
 
The Public Consultation Document attached outlines the areas of concern that you can help us with, and you can e-mail us at nccs_contact@pmo.gov.sg with your replies or feedback to any of the questions by 30 September 2019.