Singapore Trims Emission Target After Copenhagen

11 January 2010 (Last Updated January 11th, 2010 18:30)

Singapore will go ahead with existing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions following the Copenhagen climate talks last December. The Energy Minister Yaacob Ibrahim told parliament that the target will be below the 16% that Singapore had initially pledged ahead of the global meet, re

Singapore will go ahead with existing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions following the Copenhagen climate talks last December.

The Energy Minister Yaacob Ibrahim told parliament that the target will be below the 16% that Singapore had initially pledged ahead of the global meet, reports Reuters.

Singapore aims to spur economic growth by attracting further manufacturing investment into manufacturing to meet the demands of its increasing population, which makes emission cuts difficult, as in case of other developing countries.

The government said it intends to go ahead with further reductions only after successful agreement in the global climate talks, according to Reuters.

Under the Copenhagen accord, developing nations must put their voluntary national pledges on a global list by the end of January 2010.