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About 75% of industrial emissions are from refining and petrochemicals sector

October 07, 2019 / The Straits Times

The Republic's vulnerability to rising sea levels and the need for coastal defences to buffer it against the impact of climate change have recently emerged on the national agenda. But in Parliament on Monday (Oct 7), Singapore's role in contributing to planet-warming emissions was also highlighted.
Singapore generated 52.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2017, said Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. Of this, industries contribute about 60 per cent, Dr Koh said in response to a question raised by Nominated MP Anthea Ong. Ms Ong had wanted to know how much industries - in particular, the refinery and petrochemicals sector - were contributing to climate change, and what the Government was doing to urge industries to take responsibility for their contributions to the climate crisis. The majority of emissions from the industrial sector are from the combustion of fossil fuels by the refining and petrochemicals sector, with the latter contri...