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From 12-18 July 2021 join collective climate action and secure a sustainable future for Singapore. The theme for Singapore Climate Action Week 2021 is “City of Green Possibilities” .
A week-long programmes for individuals and communities to take collective climate action and secure a sustainable future for Singapore kicks off today, (July 12).
SG Climate Action Week 2021
Climate Action week 2021 is happening from 12 – 18th July 2021. In line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the theme this year is “City of Green Possibilities”.
RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS
A line-up for 120 activities organised by more than 60 partners from 3P (people, private and public) sectors during Climate Action Week this year.
These include the National University of Singapore, Grab, Climate Action Exhibition “Change the Present, Save the Future” at Net Zero CDL Green Gallery by City Developments Ltd (CDL), Nanyang Girls High schools and many more ! See what’s happening and sign-up today.
LEARN ABOUT SG CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degree C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.
As a low-lying, densely populated island city state, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise, higher temperatures and more pronounced dry seasons, as well as more intense rainfall. The Centre for Climate Research Singapore has projected that Singapore could experience an increase in daily mean temperature of 1.4 degree C to 4.6 degree, more intense and frequent heavy rainfall events, and mean sea level rise of up to 1 metre by 2100.
Singapore’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan covers actions in many key sectors, from increasing industrial energy and carbon efficiency, generating cleaner power and reducing waste, to moving to clean transport, protecting coasts, biodiversity and greenery, managing storm water and building up climate science.
To enable Singapore to tackle climate change and prepare for the future, collectively we must build up 3 types of resilience :
- Climate resilience to address the existential threats of climate change, especially rising sea levels.
- Resource resilience to ensure a safe and secure supply of critical resources, like food, water, and materials.
- Economic resilience to ensure the future Singapore economy remains competitive by overcoming carbon and resource constraints.
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