Singapore welcomes the United States’ announcement to re-join the Paris Agreement. Climate change is an existential threat to mankind and requires a concerted and sustained global response.
The United States’ decision to return to the Paris Agreement is a positive development that provides an important boost to ongoing global efforts to address climate change collectively. It demonstrates the United States’ resolve to provide global leadership for urgent climate action and to work with the international community to advance multilateral negotiations.
Singapore stands ready to work with the United States, other Parties and key stakeholders to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals and to address this critical challenge together. As a long-standing and close partner of the United States, Singapore looks forward to expanding our bilateral and regional cooperation on climate change.
Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change as a small, low-lying, island city-state. We were among the first few countries to ratify the Paris Agreement, and are committed to doing our part to support its successful implementation, including by submitting an enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution and Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in March 2020. We will also continue to support fellow developing countries through capacity-building assistance under our Singapore Cooperation Programme and Climate Action Package.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
21 JANUARY 2021