Singapore's role in climate change action

Its experience in climate change adaptation can be useful for others

Record-breaking storms and heatwaves have hit developed and developing economies alike this year. Because Singapore is in a region highly exposed to the more extreme weather driven by climate change, it has a vested interest in seeing a slowdown in global warming. But for now, for Singapore and others with small carbon footprints, the priority will be to adapt to a changing climate.

Unlike the large emitters, Singapore and other smaller countries are not able to affect significantly the carbon emissions that are causing global warming.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore's role in climate change action'. Print Edition | Subscribe