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Singapore sets 2050 net-zero target, unveils national hydrogen strategy

Jovi Ho and Bryan Wu
Jovi Ho and Bryan Wu10/27/2022 05:21 PM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Singapore sets 2050 net-zero target, unveils national hydrogen strategy
Deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong announced that Singapore will aim to reduce 2030 emissions to 60 MtCO2e after peaking emissions earlier. Photo: SIEW
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It is official: Singapore aims to achieve net zero by 2050 while bringing forward a peak on emissions before the decade is over.

Forming Singapore’s revised 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong announced on Oct 25 the republic’s most ambitious headline target yet, along with an intermediate goal of 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2030, down from 65 MtCO2e previously.

Speaking at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2022, Wong says Singapore will submit these updates to its Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the end of the year.

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