The NDC establishes an absolute target of 65 MtCO2e by 2030. The mitigation objectives under its NDC are unconditional. The main policies are carbon tax, encompassing 80% of emissions, and solar energy goals.
In the transport sector, Singapore established a zero-growth rate for cars and motorcycles.
Lack of subsidies and strong pollution laws encourage industries to migrate to cleaner fuel options, and the government facilitates the adoption of energy efficient technologies through grants and other supportive policies. In the transport sector the government is promoting public transportation and greener vehicles (e.g. electric) and for the buildings sector Singapore established codes and standards, such as ‘Super low Energy Buildings Performance’ to develop and achieve a pattern of energy-efficiency.
According to CAT, the new NDC is rated 'Highly insufficient'. The NDC sets an absolute target of 65 MtCO2, which is also outlined as the peak in the country’s emission. The NDC update includes Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) gas, in addition to the greenhouse gases already covered (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6) (Climate Action Tracker, 2021).
In 2050, Singapore aims to halve its emissions.