SDP’s Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive Action on Climate Change in Singapore

The government “talks a good game” but continues to drag its feet over implementing urgent and meaningful measures that would mitigate climate change, Ms Min Cheong, youth member of the SDP, said today at the launch of the party’s climate change policy.

The launch was streamed live on Youtube and FB this afternoon. You can watch it here if you missed the live streaming.

She was presenting the policy with three of her colleagues, all also of the Young Democrats. Moderating the session was Mr Naresh Subramaniam who laid out the dangers that Singapore faced with the worsening crisis.

He pointed out how global warming was affecting weather patterns, such as bringing about prolonged dry spells and excessive rain in the region. This affects farming and could lead to shocks to our food supply like rice and vegetables.

Singapore is especially vulnerable, given its small size, Global warmis is melting the polar caps at an alarming rate which will raise sea-levels and cause many parts of Singapore to be submerged by the sea.

Mr Kenneth Lin, a student at the Massey University in New Zealand, said that one of the problems that Singapore faced was the presence of big corporations which are a major cause of Singapore’s contribution to the worsening situation.

“Big corporations take from Earth and return to it waste to create wealth,” he said. “While this wealth is amassed in their hands, it is the vulnerable, the poor, the common folk who are left to suffer the disastrous effects of climate change.”

Mr Stanley, a student at a local university, then said that the SDP would ramp up the switch to renewable energy like solar power and accelerate conversion to electric vehicles to stem the poisoning of the atmosphere through greenhouse gas emissions.

He also pointed the party’s standing position of curbing population escalation in Singapore, highlighting that forests are being cleared to make way for housing and transportation. “The loss of the country’s ‘lungs’ and biodiversity is incalculable,” he said.

The SDP will also firmly enforce the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act and prosecute business entities operating in Singapore that are linked with companies engaged in forest-burning in Indonesia.

Other measures include prohibiting companies from manufacturing products that depend on single-use packaging as well as incentivising Singaporeans to recycle and reducing waste, significantly upgrading our commitment to reaching the targets signed by Singapore at the Paris climate agreement in 2015, and mandating that the construction and running of buildings adhere to strict stardards of energy conservation.

For an easy-to-follow discuss on climate change and the SDP’s proposal click here.

Ms Cheong rounded off the presentation by calling on the PAP government to spend the people’s money wisely. Building Jewel Changi at $1.8 billion was not a smart investment. “It is breathtaking to admire but consumes excessive amounts of energy,” Ms Cheong said, adding that it is essentially just another shopping centre with the usual shops and restaurants.

Singapore must take meaningful and decisive action to deal with the matter at hand, she said, “If not the government, then the SDP will lead the way forward with our policy.”

Read our policy Climate Change in Singapore: Taking Urgent Measures Towards a Smart and Green Future here.

 

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12 Responses to “SDP’s Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive Action on Climate Change in Singapore”

  • SDP not getting my vote:

    Is SDP run over by Greta Thunderberg? And is a Dyson Singapore citizen funded?

    Now SDP looks Politically Inadequate and technically inept.

    I am not a PAPi. But I know there are many feasibility studies, pilot Solar Energy Projects and tests conducted over the many years by Professional bodies of experts in the relevant fields to substantiate beyond what texts or manufacturers would write or claim.

    And there are solar panels installed in HDB rooftops, operated by private commercial entity.

    SDP may win over some of the likes of Greta but certainly will lose many adult voters.

    I think, the reason why SDP is not POFMAed ‘may be’ because it makes them looks more foolish.

    Thus, SDP would not be getting my vote. They might run wild with texts they read.

    Many people in TRE already feedback to them in the earlier post, almost all negative if I recalled. Deaf-ears?

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  • Yoda:

    The climate ALWAYS CHANGE. That is why it’s called climate change!

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  • SDP Boleh:

    Brilliant Young Democrats. Worthy of a seat in parliament !!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    SDP not getting my vote:
    Is SDP run over by Greta Thunderberg? And is a Dyson Singapore citizen funded?

    Now SDP looks Politically Inadequate and technically inept.

    I am not a PAPi. But I know there are many feasibility studies, pilot Solar Energy Projects and tests conducted over the many years by Professional bodies of experts in the relevant fields to substantiate beyond what texts or manufacturers would write or claim.

    And there are solar panels installed in HDB rooftops, operated by private commercial entity.

    SDP may win over some of the likes of Greta but certainly will lose many adult voters.

    I think, the reason why SDP is not POFMAed ‘may be’ because it makes them looks more foolish.

    Thus, SDP would not be getting my vote. They might run wild with texts they read.

    Many people in TRE already feedback to them in the earlier post, almost all negative if I recalled. Deaf-ears?

    Agreed Bro, with some reservations…these youngster in SDP are either Patriots or Glory/attention seekers…Greta was made used of by the Swedish Govt and her Parents to exploit a situation for their Benefit NOT the World pe se…

    Singapore is only a DOT do NOT try to Impact the world with our “kay Gaw” (get smart)

    A Bastard had to Murder 1,000,000 of its population in 40 years through Pro-Abortion to gain the Glory he seeks and Singapore had to pay the Price Today…
    40% are Imported to Replace the Slaughter of innocents since 1974…

    Stay FOCUS on what is good for Nation and People and LEAVE the subject of International Scam to the Scammers…we are too small to make a difference but BIG enough to care for our OWN Survival!!!

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  • Roy Spread Fake News:

    Alert.

    The youngster in SDP are being make use of by SDP and SDP could be funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an organisation funded by CIA of America.

    Do not be like the stupid Hong Kongers.

    Martin Lee Enjoys Dinner During Riot 13 October 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg

    The man who stood up to block the camera is a pastor.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020

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  • SDP is out:

    and mandating that the construction and running of buildings adhere to strict stardards of energy conservation.

    How would SDP convince anyone when their summaries look so bad as if they have not heard of BCA Greenmark Scheme and codes since Jan 2005.?

    SDP should debunk with facts and evidences why PAP implementations or hesitation fall short instead of talking through the air. SDP should debunk why BCA Greenmark fall short and why theirs is better.

    For example;
    1. Solar Panel – Show feasibility studies including all the losses and efficiencies, conversion loss, storage loss, transport loss, maintenance cost etc.. vs implementation and construction cost, payback period etc. Why PAP has not move ahead?

    2. Electric Vehicle – Battery life, Battery cost, chemical and toxic waste from the Battery, Cost of ownership etc. Why PAP has not move ahead?

    How would the implementation “tangibly” [no air talk] benefits the People? At what cost? At what sacrifice?

    PSP, WP or PV.
    SDP is out with the PAP.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    The big C to worry about for SG now is Covid 19 and not Climate The virus is spreading in the community already n sg takes the crown for the most kenna cases outside China. Sdp shld worry more about the clown govt is also “talks a good game” but continues to drag its feet over implementing urgent and meaningful measures that would mitigate local transmission .
    Egs
    - infected persons/spreader were able to enter SG undetected when they arrived from China and Clown govt defended they were not detected bcos they didnt show symptoms . Despite this, clown govt didnt advise locals to better wear mask , instead locals were told not to wear unless sick .
    – Can we afford not to wear mask when the facts are infected persons cant know he is sick bcos he can have no symptons for 14 days or even 24 days of the infection and can still be infectious within this period
    - how can masks stock be so low that clown govt can only give a measly 4 pieces per hsehold and shop have no stock to sell. This lack of preparedness reflect how callous this govt can be
    -several confirmed cases were said to have visited multiple GPs before going to hospital and all the clown govt can say is they would be doing contact tracing. This reactive measure is not good enough. They should be proactive and make it mandatory for GPs to refer sick person to hospital straightaway and not send them home with painkillers or what . This is to prevent the sick person from making repeated trips to GPs n causing more pple to be traced for contact

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  • TruBlu:

    SDP YOUTH,good to see you guys speaking out.
    however,may i ask you and all YOUNG SGS what do they think of WASHING MACHINES THAT LAST LESS THAN 5 YEARS COMPARED TO ONE I FIRST BOUGHT WHEN I GOT MARRIED THAT LASTED 8/9/10 YEARS ALMOST,I FORGOT.

    What about that ‘SMART’ TV that also get spoilt much faster?
    what about your mobile phones that constantly need to be upgraded or become OBSOLETE LESS THAN 2 YEARS OR SO?

    You COMPRAINT that this old uncle use NTUC PLASTIC BAG TO CONTAIN HIS PURCHASES like apples and oranges as it is not green and so CHARGE ME?

    BUT NONE OF YOU MAKE NOISE WHEN SO MUCH ‘ANTI-GREEN’ RESOURCES NEED TO BE ‘BURNT’ IN ORDER TO PRODUCE YOUR HAND-PHONES that you change so often that i cannot catch up????

    THINK N BE THE CHANGE BUT NO HYPOCRISY PLEASE!

    FOOTNOTE: I AM NOT AGAINST SDP BUT I AM AGAINST ALL FORMS OF HYPOCRISY!

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  • N Chan:

    Roy Spread Fake News:
    Alert.

    The youngster in SDP are being make use of by SDP and SDP could be funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an organisation funded by CIA of America.

    Do not be like the stupid Hong Kongers.

    Martin Lee Enjoys Dinner During Riot 13 October 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg

    The man who stood up to block the camera is a pastor.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020

    Seriously, stop it. I have voiced my opposition to the SDP’s “climate change” policy on their Facebook platform when they posted about it.

    But, since you are so against American promotion of democracy, let me ask you something, if not for the American war against Japan and the 2 A-Bombs they dropped, where would we be right now? We would have spent at least a good 10 years under the rule of imperial Japan and if you look at what is going on in North Korea right now, it would have been exactly the same here in SG for our grandparents.

    Also, if not for the American involvement in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and his communists would have easily taken over Indochina, find themselves at our doorstep and we would have been no different from North Korea at least for a good 10 or so years.

    So please stop this hypocrisy of attacking American democracy while enjoying the lifestyle and social media platforms that came about because of the environment provided by it.

    And its wrong, too to accuse Roy Ngerng of spreading fake news carte blanche without substantiation. Strange, you accused Roy Ngerng of doing so but did not take PAP MP Charles Chong to task for lying to voters about Punggol East Town Council losing $22.5 million, which was refuted without contest by the WP.

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  • Roy Spread Fake News:

    @N Chan, another Ang Mo Tua Kee, Ang Mo Are Angel yellow banana.

    Really, your American master is Promoting democracy ?

    Or is your American master promoting/inciting violence against people who disagree with the rioters ?

    無端粗口辱罵挑釁警方
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I09gFcdGN20

    搬開路障被暴徒拳打腳踢、扯頭髮、噴黑漆!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78I3eyakWt8

    Question : Is this democracy ?

    And I stood by my what I said. Roy is lying and is spreading fake news.
    Roy claim that Taiwan managed the virus situation very well when

    The truth is: Taiwan (呆湾)screw up big big time in containing the situation.

    Please watch the true situation in Taiwan (呆湾)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98746V9otA&feature=youtu.be

    Please read the truth : https://taiwan.huanqiu.com/article/3wxXcfxJ8kA

    Please google for the word 台湾口罩之乱

    Do not believe in Oxygen, Roy or other Yellow Banana aka Ang Mo Tua Kee aka Ang Mo Are Angel kind of post. They only know the English language.

    In contrast, people like me understand 4 language, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew aka Hokkien.

    Learn to read news from different language and do not be a yellow banana.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020

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  • Bus with Plants RoofTop:

    Papiggies scholars came up with the brilliant idea of planting greens on rooftop on SBS buses.
    Only govt or very smart SAF book scholars can come up with this idea to solve climate change problems; worth the millions that we spend on their education/pay.
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/buses-sbs-transit-rooftop-garden-ply-singapore-roads-orchard-cbd-11505144

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  • MotherShit Cronyism:

    Cronies here cannot earn a honest living.
    If they did they would have to resort to selling their grandmother and daughter and wife’s backsides just to have three meals.

    Only thru cronyism, they can earn a living.

    Many rich men are parasites like this.

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