​Asean effort to deal with climate change
PUBLISHED ON 12 Jul 2018
Singapore urged Asean nations to work together to deal with climate change at the Special Asean Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action.

Citing Asean’s vulnerability to the changing environment, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean said that there is an urgent need for all countries to take steps to be low-carbon and more climate resilient.

DPM Teo reiterated that there is greater scope for Asean countries to work together at a regional level. “At the Asean level, we can share our experiences, and work with our dialogue partners to build a low-carbon future,” he added.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli at the meeting also shared that Singapore has a comprehensive suite of measure to address the issue of climate change, and will offer a climate action package to Asean countries from this year.

“We hope that the climate action package will be useful to Asean countries as they ramp up action to address climate change,” he said.

Mr Masagos added that this action package will include training programmes in climate change mitigation and adaptation. This package will run until 2020, with its courses refreshed on an annual basis.