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Singapore's 'very bold' plans to hasten net zero by half a century

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho2/20/2022 01:15 PM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Singapore's 'very bold' plans to hasten net zero by half a century
“It may even be seen as too aggressive from members of industry and companies... but it is the right thing to do.”
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A year into the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the Republic is deepening its commitment to green initiatives with more ambitious climate goals.

According to Finance Minister Lawrence Wong’s Budget 2022 speech, Singapore now aims to achieve net zero emissions by or around 2050, and will update its Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) later this year.

Previously, Singapore aimed for peak emissions by 2030 and to halve that figure by 2050, before reaching net zero emissions in the latter half of the century. The new goal brings forward our net zero timeline by up to 50 years.

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