Have ideas on how to cut carbon emissions? National climate change group wants to know

SINGAPORE - How can carbon emissions be reduced in Singapore?

If you have ideas on this, you can now submit them online for a public consultation launched on Wednesday by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS).

It is seeking suggestions from businesses and households on ways to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable growth beyond 2020.

An agency under the Prime Minister's Office, the NCSS started the online consultation on Wednesday, in collaboration with relevant agencies such as the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The consultation will end on March 31.

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Singapore is actively involved in ongoing negotiations to work out a new international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, said the NCCS.

Ahead of the new international agreement, countries are expected to put forth new commitments to address climate change.

The Government is thus gathering feedback on measures that can be taken to further reduce carbon emissions in the post-2020 period.

The public can submit their views at https://www.nccs.gov.sg/consultation2015 or https://www.reach.gov.sg.

A summary of the feedback received will be released at the end of the consultation period.