Introduction of a Carbon Tax in Singapore

Benedict Chia, Director of Strategic Issues, National Climate Change Secretariat; Wilson Yung, Senior Executive, National Climate Change Secretariat

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : May 31, 2017

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

Description


Hosted by Energy and Government & Regional Affairs Committee


At Budget 2017, the Minister for Finance announced that Singapore will implement a S$10-20/tonne carbon tax from 2019. The carbon tax will create a price signal to incentivise industries to reduce their emissions, and complement other measures to help Singapore achieve its 2030 climate change pledge under the Paris Agreement. This presentation provides the background and policy thinking behind the proposed design of the carbon tax.



About the Speakers

 

Benedict Chia

Director of Strategic Issues

National Climate Change Secretariat

 

Benedict is part of the Strategy Group in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. He is responsible for economic research and the development of low-carbon technologies. Prior to that, he has served in the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

 

 

Wilson Yung

Senior Executive

National Climate Change Secretariat

 

He works on economic policy related to climate change. Prior to joining NCCS, he was pursuing a degree in energy and environment.