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Top 5 Most Popular FAQs
Is a licence needed for carrying out vector control work?
Under the Control of Vectors and Pesticides Act, all persons who carry out vector control work for gain or under employment must be registered, licensed or certified, as follows:
(1) all vector control operators (companies) must be registered;
(2) all vector control technicians (supervisors) must be licensed; and
(3) all vector control workers must be certified.
How would Singapore be affected by climate change, if any?
The latest assessment report released by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change projected global temperature increase and sea level rise, as well as increased occurences of extreme weather such as heatwaves, droughts and floods. However the resolutions for these projections are too coarse for Singapore. Hence, the National Environment Agency has commissioned a two-year study starting in March 07 to better understand the possible long-term effects and impacts of climate change on Singapore such as changes in rainfall patterns, sea levels and extreme weather conditions.
Is Singapore a member of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP)?
Yes, Singapore ratified the UNFCCC in 1997 and acceded to the KP in 2006 respectively.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It comprises three pillars, namely economic development, social development and environment protection.
What is the Kyoto Protocol and does Singapore has any commitment under it?
The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international agreement adopted in 1997 which assigns mandatory emission limitations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the signatory nations. Singapore acceded to the Kyoto Protocol on 12 April 2006 and as a non-Annex I country under the Protocol, has no mandatory targets under the current agreement.
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