S’pore is top carbon culprit in Asia-Pacific [News]
By Today, 6 Mar 2012.
Singapore had the largest carbon footprint per person in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said yesterday.
Residents’ exorbitant consumption habits – fuelled by Singapore’s high per capita gross domestic product of more than US$40,000 (S$50,000 ) that year – as well as the corporate sector were to blame, according to the environmental advocacy group.
“Every member of the population in relation to the size of the country is consuming a lot in food, in energy. Singapore … is a society that maybe is one of the best examples of what we should not do,” WWF President Yolanda Kakabadse was quoted as saying by AFP.