Publications

Plans and Reports

National Climate Change Strategy

The National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS-2012) document outlines Singapore's plans to address climate change through a whole-of-nation approach. Entitled 'Climate Change and Singapore: Challenges. Opportunities. Partnerships.', the document reflects the key elements of Singapore's climate strategy. They include reducing emissions across sectors, building capabilities to adapt to the impact of climate change, harnessing green growth opportunities as well as forging partnerships on climate change action.

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Singapore's National Communication

Singapore ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1997. Under the UNFCCC, Parties are required to prepare and submit National Communications (NCs) to the Conference Of Parties. The NCs provide information on a Party's greenhouse gas emissions and the measures taken to control such emissions. In line with the guidelines on national communications for non-Annex I Parties, Singapore submitted its initial and second NCs to UNFCCC on 21 August 2000 and 12 November 2010 respectively.

Singapore's Second National Communication (PDF)
Singapore's First National Communication (PDF)

Sustainable Singapore Blueprint

The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint was launched by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Ministry of National Development in April 2009 and contains the strategies and initiatives for Singapore to achieve economic growth and a quality living environment over the next two decades. The blueprint was jointly created by the people, private and public sectors in Singapore and it contains ideas from these stakeholders on how to develop Singapore in an environmentally sustainable way.


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Brochures

Climate Change: How Can I Help?

Produced by the National Climate Change Secretariat, the brochure provides useful day-to-day tips on how anyone can lend a helping hand to reduce emissions to curb the impact of climate change.

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Climate Change: How It Affects You

The brochure was launched by the National Environment Agency in May 2010. It informs and educates the general public on the science of climate change, the long-term impacts of climate change on Singapore, the measures that the Government is taking to address climate change and the practical steps that the public can take to use energy efficiently.

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Technology Roadmaps

To address our energy and climate change challenges, there is a need to accelerate research to deployment of energy and low carbon technologies in Singapore. To achieve this, NCCS and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have jointly commissioned a series of Technology Roadmaps. Many of these Roadmaps were informed by the Technology Primers developed earlier (see further below).

Each Roadmap highlights the research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) pathways for technologies that can help increase energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions and increase energy security for Singapore up to 2030 and beyond. The Roadmaps also identified and prioritised technologies and actions required to accelerate these technologies into the market place. With relevant Government agency(s) leading the effort, each Roadmap was developed in close consultation with various stakeholders within the Government, academia and industry. These roadmaps will guide government agencies in formulating technology master plans and funding initiatives to secure Singapore’s energy future and address climate change challenges.

Summaries of completed Roadmaps are attached below.

Technology Roadmap Lead Agencies Published Date
Carbon Capture and Storage/Utilisation EDB, EMA & NCCS Jul 2014
Solar Photovoltaic EDB & EMA Jul 2014
Green Data Centre IDA Jul 2014
Building Energy Efficiency BCA Jul 2014
Industry Energy Efficiency NEA & EDB Will be published at a later date

Findings from five Roadmaps were presented at Energy TechRoadmap 2014, the inaugural technology roadmap symposium on Energy and Low Carbon Technologies in Singapore, held on 30 July 2014. The event was attended by about 700 participants from the public sector, academic and industry.

Technology Primers

Climate change is a major challenge facing the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted that technology is a key enabler to achieve low-emissions growth. NCCS and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have jointly commissioned a series of Technology Primers. Each Primer brings together stakeholders within the Government, academia and industry to examine the potential of various technologies to address Singapore's energy and climate change challenges. The Primers seek to understand how various technologies can help Singapore increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and increase energy options. Each Primer discusses the state of a technology, its technical feasibility for Singapore, related research activities in Singapore and possible research goals. Summaries of the findings from the first batch of Primers are attached below.

The six Primers were presented at the NCCS-NRF Symposium on 'Energy Resilience for Sustainable Growth' held on 4 August 2011. The symposium sought to raise awareness on how R&D can play a part to address Singapore's energy and climate change challenges. The event was attended by about 250 participants from the public sector, academia and industry.

The identification of promising areas of energy and low carbon research will be an on-going effort.

 

Documents

Date Document name
12 Feb 2010 Submission from Singapore: Views on further work of the Ad Hoc Working on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWGLCA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWGKP)
11 Feb 2010 Submission from Singapore: Intergovernmental panel on climate change guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories (SBSTA)
28 Jan 2010 Chief Negotiator for Climate Change Ambassador Chew Tai Soo's letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the Copenhagen Accord
24 Apr 2009 Submission from Singapore: AWGLCA on potential to switch to alternative energies
23 Apr 2009 Submission from Singapore: AWGKP
Apr 2009 Submission from Singapore: Recognition of nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing countries under the Bali Action Plan (AWGLCA)
8 Oct 2008 Submission from Singapore: AWGLCA



Last updated 25 Aug 2014