Commentary: Forget bamboo straws. Let’s name the elephants in the room of Singapore’s climate debate, CNA, 23 December 2019

Channel NewsAsia carried a commentary by Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Environmental Studies) Angel Hsu who noted that the latest research showed that human efforts to tackle climate change needed to be increased five-fold in order to address the “emissions gap” – the distance between current emissions levels and where we need to be to contain global temperature rise within 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius. She suggested ways Singapore could meaningfully contribute to global climate change mitigation, such as shifting its reliance on the petroleum and refinery industry, setting a target for net-zero energy buildings and adopting a carbon price trajectory that is better aligned with the latest research on climate change.

 

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