we had three Calls to Action (CTAs) for the Singapore government: to peak our emissions by 2020, to halve them by 2030, and to achieve net zero by 2050. In order to achieve these goals, we asked that the government do the following: Face the Truth, Combat the Crisis, Engage the People.
Our CTAs were grounded in the recommendations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their 2018 special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C. The report explains that in order for the planet to have little or no overshoot of warming, global net anthropogenic CO2 emissions must decline by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, and reach net zero around 2050.
we have taken time to reflect on our vision for Singapore and the world at large, and to determine how we can realise it.
What has not changed since SG Climate Rally’s inception is our hope that the transition to net zero will be based on justice, equity and care for all communities.
Although decarbonisation remains an important goal for SGCR, we have come to realise that this vision cannot be served by purely technical means. It also requires collective action and a collective re-imagination of our relationships with our planet and one another.
We are now working on expanding our CTAs, which will have social and environmental justice at their core. Keep an eye on our social media channels for the release in the coming months!