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What does sustainable development mean for S'pore?

At the grand entrance of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a relic from the past that speaks of the world's future - and it is not the skeleton of a dinosaur. Quite the opposite. Now that a global pact to steer the world away from catastrophic climate change has been inked, a quote on a wall aptly sums up the world's ambition to treat "natural resources as assets which...


CDL steps up drive to reduce waste, pollution

Developer City Developments (CDL) is moving to slash its environmental footprint as part of its new sustainability blueprint. Its steps include cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste as well as ensuring the use of sustainable construction materials, CDL said yesterday. The firm is setting a tougher carbon-emissions intensity reduction target, raising it from 25 per cent to 38 per cent from 2007 levels by 2030. Carbon-emissions intensity...


Why carbon tax is needed and what it means for Singapore

Carbon taxes will be implemented in Singapore from 2019. These taxes will be levied on the largest direct emitters of greenhouse gases, such as power plants. Consultations with industries have been completed and the authorities are in the midst of public consultations. When it comes to considering the appropriate size of the carbon tax, the overarching balance that needs to be struck is between the economic concepts of efficiency and equity. ...


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