Singapore to start public consultation on plans and targets to reduce carbon emissions

Singapore to start public consultation on plans and targets to reduce carbon emissions

SINGAPORE - Public consultations will start early next year to decide on Singapore's plans and targets to reduce carbon emissions after 2020, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Friday.


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Here is the media statement from the Singapore Science Centre, National Climate Change Secretariat, Meterological Service Singapore:

NEW CLIMATE EXHIBITION TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION ON CLIMATE ISSUES

Interactive exhibits at SCS will show the science and effects of climate change and how we can do our part

SINGAPORE - A brand new climate change exhibition was unveiled by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister at the Science Centre today.

DPM Teo is also the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change and Patron of Science Centre.

Built at a cost of S$3 million, Climate Change Climate Challenge is a joint initiative between Science Centre Singapore (SCS), the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) and the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS).

Visitors to the exhibition can learn, through fun and interactive exhibits, the causes of climate change, its impact on Singapore and the region, and how everyone can play a part in reducing Singapore's carbon footprint.

This exhibition replaces the previous climate change exhibition built in 2008. Based on a new approach, visitors will be able to explore the various aspects of climate change in eight zones.

The centrepiece of the new exhibition is the Climate Machine, which allows visitors to understand how their daily actions, such as choosing to drive a car instead of using public transport, contribute to the release of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere and cause climate change.

The exhibit will also encourage visitors to adopt climate-friendly habits such as conserving energy through the use of energy-efficient light bulbs and setting their air-conditioner to 25 degree Celsius.

Visitors can also learn more about Singapore's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across various sectors of the economy and enhance the nation's resilience to the impact of climate change.

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore said: "The new exhibition showcases locally relevant information and interactive displays, allowing visitors to better comprehend the significance of sustainability and the role each one can play to help the larger cause of tackling climate change related issues that scientists all over the world are currently grappling with. We are also using this exhibition as a platform for the visitors to pledge on how they can make a difference."

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