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Climate change is one of the major environmental challenges of our time. It is a global challenge that requires concerted global action by all countries. Without additional efforts to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, climate change can result in higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and changes in weather patterns. This in turn causes significant damage to homes, businesses, and livelihoods globally. Although our contribution to global emissions is small, Singapore is fully committed to playing its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In Singapore, the most significant greenhouse gas emitted is carbon dioxide, primarily produced by the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and gas to meet our energy needs in the industry, buildings, household, and transport sectors. Given our limited potential for alternative energy sources, improving energy efficiency is our key strategy for reducing emissions in all sectors of the economy. Further, our energy demand is expected to grow in the future due to an expanding economy and a growing population. Much of this growing energy demand can be avoided if we use energy more efficiently, instead of increasing energy production. 

 

 

About the Joint Implementation (JI) / Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Framework

The purpose of the CDM is to promote clean development in developing countries, i.e., the "non-Annex I" countries (countries that aren't listed in Annex I of the Framework Convention). The CDM is one of the Protocol's "project-based" mechanisms, in that the CDM is designed to promote projects that reduce emissions.

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol allows projects in developing countries to generate emission credits if they result in emission levels lower than would otherwise be the case; these credits can be marketed and eventually counted against a developed country's emission obligation. The TUV NORD provides analysis on the effectiveness of the different emissions trading scheme options, both at international and domestic level.

Validation, verification and certification of JI/CDM projects

The validation is a preliminary assessment of the activities of a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This validation checks whether the project design meets the JI/CDM requirements and is capable of generating valuable credit. During validation, the operational unit, such as TÜV NORD Singapore, analyses the Project Design Ocument (PDD) and other related documents and information. A positive validation is a prerequisite for the registration of the project.

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