Environmental Issues in Singapore


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An assignment for a class on Environmental Management and Assessment, we are supposed to make a presentation on one particular environmental issue in a country of our choice.

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  • In the 2005 Location Ranking Survey of 4000 human resource professionals in 35 countries based on expatriate living and working conditions, Singapore was ranked #1 in the best locations in Asia for expatriates to live and work. They topped the chart above Tokyo and Hong Kong due to better Air Quality. (ECA, 2005) Singapore has always excelled in air pollution controls and is known to have one of the best air qualities in the region as compared to the smog in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. However, it’s a misconception that air pollution does not exist in Singapore.
  • Environmental Issues in Singapore

    1. 1. Is there air pollution in Singapore? A presentation by November Tan Peng Ting
    2. 2. Oil Refineries <ul><li>Why is it significant? </li></ul><ul><li>3 Oil Refineries in Singapore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ExxonMobil Jurong Island Refinery (ExxonMobil), 605,000 barrels per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SRC Jurong Island Refinery (Singapore Refining Corporation), 285,000 bpd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shell Pulau Bukom Refinery (Royal Dutch Shell), 458,000 bpd </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shell’s refinery on Pulau Bukom is Shell’s largest refinery in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Total carbon emission of 577.6 million metric tons carbon per year just from oil refineries alone </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore is a regional refining and petrochemical hub as well as a key industry and key export product </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur Dioxide emission increasing from 130% from 2005 to 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>However, also not only industrial emission source </li></ul>
    3. 3. Local Effect <ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Localized Smog during Southwest Monsoon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fugitive VOC emission from gas pipes may lead to soil pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emitted odour from refinery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SO2 acid rain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental health impact within 50km radius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational and fire hazard risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air quality is important factor in attracting FDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance cost from acid rain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced national labour productivity </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Regional Effect <ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transboundary smog / haze during non-Southwest Monsoon periods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health risk for neighboring countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strained political relations affecting economic ties </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Global Effect <ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GHG and Climate Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea level rise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social risk and cost from climate change and sea level rise (e.g. lost of property) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic loss from extreme weather conditions and sea level rise </li></ul></ul>