NCMP Leong Mun Wai Sustainability Speech in Parliament 1st Feb 2021

The 10 Proposals or Topics for Discussion during the Sustainability Debate are listed here:

  1. Increasing carbon tax and conducting reviews every five years after the Covid-19 pandemic
  2. Professionalising the carbon accounting and reporting industry by setting industry standards, grooming resident talent and providing certification
  3. Creating a roadmap to drive industry transformation for the sustainability sector
  4. Raising standards for the Public Sector Taking the Lead in Environmental Sustainability initiative, which encourages public agencies to implement environmental sustainability measures, such as by incorporating sustainability principles in government procurement contracts
  5. Providing incentives and rules to encourage private developers to build public charging points for electric vehicles
  6. Revising the Green Mark scheme for buildings by increasing standards for carbon intensiveness. This can be done, for instance, by making it a mandatory criterion to assess how efficiently a building uses carbon 
  7. Expanding climate education in school curricula, by including it in the syllabus for Character and Citizenship Education in primary schools and increasing funding and support for climate change-related activities
  8. Adding climate defence as a seventh pillar of Total Defence and reinforcing the Government’s stance that climate problems are a long-term threat
  9. Introducing frameworks that help industries share data on clean energy technology and energy efficiency
  10. Increasing public access to emissions data of private companies and public entities that emit the most amount of carbon



2. Multi-Ministry Task Force to develop Green Plan to tackle Climate Changes, led by MP Louis Ng formed on 1st February 2021:

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