Climate crunch time

Singapore team helping with rule book for global action

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli talks about his expectations for the COP24 climate change meeting in Poland and Singapore's long-term plans for guarding against rising sea levels.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli (above) at the Stamford Detention Tank (left), which can hold up to 38,000 cubic m of storm water, an amount equivalent to 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools, on Friday.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli (above) at the Stamford Detention Tank, which can hold up to 38,000 cubic m of storm water, an amount equivalent to 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools, on Friday.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Mr Masagos Zulkifli (above) at the Stamford Detention Tank (left), which can hold up to 38,000 cubic m of storm water, an amount equivalent to 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools, on Friday.
Stamford Detention Tank (above), which can hold up to 38,000 cubic m of storm water, an amount equivalent to 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

A 20-strong contingent will represent Singapore in Poland's southern city of Katowice this month, with representatives from various sectors of government including the environment, foreign affairs, energy and transport, and trade and industry.

There, they will help to hammer out a framework for global action on climate change, hopefully.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore team helping with rule book for global action'. Print Edition | Subscribe