14 Jun '12, 8am

Singapore launches pointlessly gigantic dead-tree book on lofty environmental goals, completely misses irony of it all

Singapore launches pointlessly gigantic dead-tree book on lofty environmental goals, completely misses irony of it all

DPM Teo Chee Hean (3rd from right), launches a book for Singapore's national climate change strategy at a book launch event at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Feng Zengkun A new book outlining Singapore's green goals and measures to achieve them was launched by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean on Thursday at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The 136-page document was compiled by the National Climate Change Secretariat, and includes information on energy usage here as well as previously-announced policies such as the Energy Conservation Act and an emissions-based vehicle scheme, which will both kick in next year. The Republic will emit about 77.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2020 if nothing is done. It plans to lower this figure by 7 to 11 per cent, and will increase its commitment to 16 per cent if a legally-binding agreement is reached globally. ...

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