Can Singapore's climate targets be more ambitious?

The Republic's plans to achieve net zero emissions are vague, and even its shorter-term climate goal of having its emissions peak by 2030 has drawn criticism as being critically insufficient

Solar energy is touted as the most viable form of renewable energy for Singapore, but land constraints limit the size of solar farms, making decarbonising the country's energy sources difficult. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - It is T-minus seven days to COP26, and the British host of the United Nations climate talks is urging world leaders to arrive in Glasgow with bolder climate pledges.

In the lead-up to the annual meeting - postponed by a year because of the Covid-19 situation last year - more than 110 countries have already said they intend to have their planet-warming emissions reach net zero by a certain timeline.

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