Singapore's move to host climate meeting

Published: 22.10.2019 Related countries:  Singapore Singapore

Singapore is hosting a meeting of the United Nations climate science body for the first time this week, in a move experts say demonstrates the Republic's commitment to tackling climate change.

About 80 experts from the IPCC are gathered at Resorts World Sentosa, where they will hammer out details on what an upcoming report on the state of the planet will include.

It had demonstrated its commitment to tackling the issue from early on, submitting targets to curb emissions from as early as 2009. It did so again in 2015, ahead of its ratification of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Singapore is definitely committed to tackling climate change, but determining whether it is doing enough to curb emissions could boil down to individual judgment. Under the Paris Agreement, there is a window of opportunity for Singapore to make more ambitious climate pledges by next year.