National Climate Change Secretariat
-Creating a climate resilient global city that is well positioned for green growth
How can we measure global climate change?
- The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument designed to enhance transparency in international climate politics.
- Aim: To put political and social pressure on those countries which have failed to take ambitious action on climate protection.
How is the ranking done based on CCPI Index?
- The CCPI ranking is qualified in relative terms rather than absolute terms.
- Countries with high rankings have no reason to sit back and relax.
- Even if all countries were as involved as the front runners, efforts would not yet be sufficient to prevent dangerous climate change.
- Hence, no country was awarded the rank of 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Singapore – Quick Facts
- Rank – 56
- Performance – Very Poor
- Share of GDP – 0.42%
- Share of Population – 0.08%
- Share of Global Carbon di-oxide Emissions – 0.14%
- Share of Global Primary Energy Supply – 0.19%
What is the primary cause behind climate change?
- Climate change is a product of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
- It is released from the burning of fossil fuels.
- Leads to Green-House Effect.
- Increased concentrations of greenhouse gases with fossil fuels becomes too much of a good thing, leading to warming the planet up.
Are there any major calamities because of such a global issue?
- A rise in the overall average temperature per year leads to rise in sea level.
- With tropical climate and heavy rainfall, Singapore is prone to floods.
- Major devastation causing floods were observed in the mid 20th century.
- 2008 onwards, preventive measures and mitigation strategies were implemented to prevent loss of life and property.
How well can we mitigate in times of stress?
Flood control Measures Implemented:
- Flood Canals made
- Drainage made efficient in new housing areas
- Marina Barrage
Is there an alternative to reduce such a threat?
- Energy-related CO2 emissions showed an increase in 2011. However, there are signs of a slowdown in the growth of emissions.
- Renewable energies are growing rapidly. In 2014, approximately 59% of capacity additions to global electricity generation were additions of renewable energy capacity.
How well the alternative resources have performed?
- Use of Solar Energy has brought down carbon emissions, and thus in turn brought down overall rise in temperature.
- Installed capacity became approximately 5 times more in 2015 as compared to 2013.
- Renewable Energy Resources are the key to stabilize global temperatures and thus prevent ozone layer depletion.
Link to view the Dashboard –
- Abdulhannan Patel – A0148494R
- Gurkiran Kaur – A0148595M
- Harish Kusumanchi – A0150353R
- Valluru Chandana Reddy – A0148547U