New Air Quality Objectives for Singapore

Singapore To Adopt Higher Air Quality Targets(Press Release, National Environment Agency, Aug. 23, 2012)

Also discussed here: Singapore Area Licensing Scheme(Wikipedia)

Today we flag a press release from Singapore’s environmental agency which announced new targets for air quality as part of their long term plan to reduce annual means for SO2 and PM2.5 (to 15-20 ug/m3 respectively) by 2020. This is relevant for several reasons.  Singapore is a major urban state that has to cope with local pollution from industry and mobile sources as well as ambient air quality affected by pollution from its neighbours, including, notably, China. Secondly, because it was the first city in the world to implement congestion charges using electronic toll gates in 1975 and has been a world leader in this field since along with Stockholm and London- indicating a progressive (and successful) approach to addressing the challenges of urban traffic congestion and vehicle emissions.

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