Singapore in global ‘green growth’ effort as C40 observer city [News]
By Channel NewsAsia, 23 Mar 2012.
Singapore signed on Friday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to participate in the international climate action group as an observer city.
The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) said Singapore was invited to join the C40 because of its achievements as a global city with a proven record in achieving economic growth and environment sustainability.
C40 has also expressed interest in Singapore’s experience in areas such as land transport and water management.
Singapore will only participate as an observer because of its unique circumstances as a city-state and will not be party to communiqués issued by the C40 group.
Both sides will work together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and support measures to avoid the harmful impacts of climate change.
These will include Singapore’s participation in C40 initiatives, as well as the development of case studies to share knowledge with other cities.
Singapore is interested in learning from the best practices of C40 cities, in areas such as developing low carbon strategies and deploying solutions to reduce emissions.
The C40 has 58 cities, such as Berlin, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.
It collaborates on climate change-related initiatives with organisations such as the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Clinton Climate Initiative.
Source: Channel NewsAsia
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