Commentary: Climate action is our generation’s 1965

  • 📰 ChannelNewsAsia
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 51 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 24%
  • Publisher: 66%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

Winning our climate war is a moral and economic imperative. The green lining is that the new climate economy being birthed creates good jobs while ...

Singapore as a global financial hub should accelerate efforts to leverage and support the essential global transition to a clean, decarbonised economy. Investors and companies that protect the planet, while catering to lives worth living, will be rewarded.An Asian SWF sustainability executive told me they plan to become carbon-neutral next year, and recommended each corporate devise a carbon-neutral strategy.

A car is our largest carbon purchase, if one flies less than one Singapore-London return trip annually. Cheaper Electric Vehicles , with well-distributed and bookable charging infrastructure, can equalise the playing field. Though EVs here burn fossil fuels and are not zero emission, they remain a cleaner alternative.

Given the gap between Singapore’s carbon tax and IPCC’s recommendation, judicious boards and management may choose to future-proof their business models amid different global carbon tax scenarios, but it’s worth reviewing our carbon tax rate.

Wildfires are ravaging our world. While we are not the ones burning the Amazon, or abetting farmers, our clamour for Brazilian pork, beef and soy effectively endorses the burning. Platform giants could help with filters for the relative carbon intensity of each product type.These often help you save money over its lifecycle. The National Environment Agency's app has a great fuel-efficiency function for key energy sinks.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 6. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Commentary: Climate change in Singapore and what the future bringsHistory shows us how hotter and drier years, coupled with greater exposure to flash floods, haze incidents and water shortages, make climate ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Commentary: Hidden holiday charges make us angry and rightly soWhether it’s extra car hire fees or hotel Wi-Fi, we’re often left feeling ripped off, says the Financial Times' Tim Harford
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Commentary: The fight behind closed doors at home in Hong KongThe city is torn over the protests and the struggle continues at home, among friends and in chat groups, says Doris Lam.
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Climate activist Thunberg joins hundreds of teens at UN protestSwedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of other teenagers protesting outside the United Nations Friday in her first ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Singaporeans see need to tackle climate changeThe impact of climate change and the need to tackle it early is one message from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's recent National Day Rally that resonated with most Singaporeans, especially the young, according to Government feedback unit Reach. Deputy Prime Minister Heng...
Source: thenewpaper - 🏆 7. / 63 Read more »

Upgraded water treatment plant helps Singapore tackle climate changeOne of Singapore's oldest water treatment plants has been upgraded with state-of-the-art technology, in a move that will boost the Republic's water resilience in the face of climate change. National water agency PUB said it will progressively include advanced water...
Source: thenewpaper - 🏆 7. / 63 Read more »