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?

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  • ›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?

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  • ›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.

References:

  1. ›https://public.tableau.com/profile/energy.market.authority#!/vizhome/CombinedDashboardsver3_3/Main
  2. ›https://www.nccs.gov.sg/about-nccs/inter-ministerial-committee-climate-change
  3. ›http://www.weather.gov.sg/climate-past-climate-trends/
  4. ›https://germanwatch.org/en/download/13626.pdf
  5. ›http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_780_2004-12-30.html?s=flash%20floods

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Submitted By:

  1. Abdulhannan Patel – A0148494R
  2. Gurkiran Kaur – A0148595M
  3. Harish Kusumanchi – A0150353R
  4. Valluru Chandana Reddy – A0148547U
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