Lion City’s green ranking worsens [News]
By Laura Elizabeth Philomin, Channel NewsAsia, 7 Oct 2014
With the growing population driving up carbon emissions, Singapore’s environmental ranking has worsened in the latest Living Planet Report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Out of more than 150 countries analysed, the report found Singapore to have the seventh-largest ecological footprint – a measure of the population’s demands on natural resources – in the world. Singapore ranked 12th in the 2012 report. In the top five are Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Denmark and Belgium.
With limited natural resources, about 70 per cent of Singapore’s footprint comes from carbon emissions, produced within the country as well as indirectly through activities driven by Singapore’s economy in other countries, the WWF said. Consuming large amounts of imported food and services also contributes to the amount of carbon emissions produced per capita.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia