Young activists plan to compile 'climate scorecard' for political parties during GE

A dried up lily pond at Pasir Ris Park, on Aug 21, 2019. A team of activists will be paying attention to what political parties say about climate ambition, transport, socio-economic equity and energy, among other things.
A dried up lily pond at Pasir Ris Park, on Aug 21, 2019. A team of activists will be paying attention to what political parties say about climate ambition, transport, socio-economic equity and energy, among other things.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - When the general election comes around, young climate activists in Singapore plan to assess and rank political parties based on how their manifestos and campaigns address various aspects of climate change.

Called Greenwatch, the campaign is a joint initiative of the organisers of the Singapore Climate Rally and Speak For Climate - both ground-up movements led by undergraduates and young working adults calling for more action to slash emissions in the Republic.

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