UK, Singapore reaffirm climate change commitment

The UK and Singapore have reaffirmed their commitment to continue taking action to tackle climate change. The announcement follows Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s visit to the Kew Gardens […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK and Singapore have reaffirmed their commitment to continue taking action to tackle climate change.

The announcement follows Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s visit to the Kew Gardens in London last week.

A joint statement stated both nations will “work constructively” at the climate change negotiations to achieve a new agreement in Paris next year under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“This agreement should be consistent with the goal of keeping the global average temperature rise within two degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels. It should also be an inclusive agreement which allows all nations, big and small, to make a responsible contribution to tackling the climate change challenge”, it added.

The UK’s Carbon Trust will also co-operate to boost the implementation of energy efficient practices among small and medium sized businesses in Singapore.