From 2019, emitters of greenhouse gases will be taxed for every tonne of gas they release into the air, sending a price signal to power stations and large emitters to reduce their carbon footprint, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday (Feb 20).

Read more: Carbon tax to be imposed from 2019 to cut greenhouse gas emissions


A new Vehicular Emissions Scheme, taking into account four more pollutants apart from carbon dioxide, will replace an existing one from Jan 1 next year, in a bid to get motorists to buy environment-friendly vehicle models.

The four pollutants to be introduced under the two-year scheme are nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. 

Read more: New vehicle emissions scheme to include four more pollutants


Big industry will have more detailed requirements for monitoring and reporting their emissions more accurately in the future, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, as the Paris climate agreement came into force yesterday.

Read more: Helping industry to monitor its emissions


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