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Budget 2022 paves the way for S’pore to move decisively to tackle climate crisis

Countries are making the best of the Covid-19 crisis by restarting their economies in a greener way. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - Singapore has made a number of climate commitments in recent years, but it was last Friday's Budget speech that won the nod of approval from many climate observers here.

There was ambition, outlined in Singapore's new pledge to reach net-zero emissions "by or around" mid-century. The Republic's initial plan had been to take out as much planet-warming greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as it releases "when viable in the second half of the century".

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