Climate change is a complex global challenge that calls for concerted global action.

As part of Singapore’s pledge under the Paris Agreement to reduce national domestic emissions, Singapore has announced its enhanced National Determined Contribution and its Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020, which aims to peak domestic emissions at 65MtCO2e around 2030, with a view to achieve net zero emissions as soon as viable in the second half of the century.

Most recently, Singapore also launched the Singapore Green Plan 2030 as a whole-of-nation effort, to rally bold and collective action to tackle climate change and decarbonisation.

On the international shipping front, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the Initial IMO Strategy, which seek to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008.

Hence, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is developing the Maritime Singapore Decarbonisation Blueprint 2050 to chart out decarbonisation strategies to mitigate Singapore’s maritime transport emissions and to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.

The consultation focuses on seven areas namely:
a. Port terminals
b. Domestic harbour craft
c. Future marine fuels and bunkering standards
d. Singapore Registry of Ships
e. Efforts at the International Maritime Organization 
f. Carbon accounting awareness and capabilities
g. Maritime decarbonisation research and development 

Please refer to the consultation document for more details. MPA invites you to give us your views and suggestions on the questions at the end of the document to contribute to the eventual Blueprint. Please send us your views and suggestions at this link by 18 June 2021*.

* We thank you for your submission and appreciate your understanding that we will not be able to respond individually to all submissions.