WWF Living Planet Report 2012 : Biodiversity, biocapacity and better choices
If everyone in the world enjoyed the same level of consumption as the average Singaporean, we would need close to 3.5 planets to meet the demands placed on our resources.
The 2012 Living Planet Report provides an analysis of the state of our planet and presents the choices to create a more equitable future – with food, water and energy for all.
Produced in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and Global Footprint Network, this year’s report was launched today from the International Space Station – by ESA astronaut André Kuipers, who provided a unique perspective of the state of the planet from his European Space Agency mission.
“The health and availability of the world’s natural capital is crucial for Singapore’s future stability. As a nation that is particularly vulnerable to global climate change and rising sea levels, a leading voice in Asia and a future global hub for renewable energy, Singapore is in a unique position to work towards reducing its own footprint and the rest of the planet’s.
Singapore has a large ecological footprint that is unsustainable for the long term, and WWF believes more can be done to reduce the pressure the nation places on its own, and its neighbours’ ecosystems. Developing the nation into a renewable energy hub and implementing other forward-looking policies (energy efficiency) are certainly a step in the right direction. Equally important is Singaporeans and residents becoming more aware and taking action!”
Read the report here.