Creating a sustainable world. It's all in our hands.

The OCBC Climate Index measures the current levels of environmental sustainability awareness and climate action among Singaporeans.

By launching the OCBC Climate Index, we hope to raise awareness about the carbon emissions from human activities and to nudge more environmentally sustainable behavioural change.

The OCBC Climate Index was developed in partnership with Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s leading sustainable development media and business intelligence organisation. 2,000 Singaporeans aged between 18 and 65 were surveyed online from 19 May to 3 June 2021 for the inaugural Index.

Findings at a glance

The OCBC Climate Index is based on an individual’s climate action conversion journey. The journey’s three stages – Awareness, Adoption and Advocacy – are the three pillars of the Index, which cut across the four key themes of urban living – Transport, Home, Food and Goods.

A total of 106 questions are asked. At the end of a questionnaire, a score is given on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 indicates almost no awareness, adoption or advocacy of green knowledge and practices while 10 indicates the opposite – a fully-aware, green adopter and advocate!

Additional Information

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Your score will be given on a scale of 0 to 10. The higher the score, the more you are doing your part for climate change.

This survey has 3 sections and will take about 15 minutes to complete.

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74%

of Gen Z turn on their air-conditioning units for at least 3 hours a day.

9%

of Gen Z always keep their showers to a maximum of 5 minutes.

18%

of Gen Z always recycle household waste.

75%

of Gen Z use public transport as their main mode of transport.

6%

of Gen Z drive at least 2 hours a day on average.

82%

of Gen Z know of Singapore’s push for cleaner or electric vehicle adoption over petrol and diesel.

85%

of Gen Z know that their choice of food has significant environmental impact.

76%

of Gen Z know that the carbon emissions from producing beef are higher than those from producing chicken.

44%

of Gen Z are meat eaters who are willing to switch to a plant-based diet.

11%

of Gen Z purchase responsible, eco-friendly products every time.

13%

of Gen Z purchase second-hand clothes or prefer to clothes swap instead of shopping for new items.

18%

of Gen Z always bring their own reusable bags and containers along with them when they go out.

77%

of Millennials turn on their air-conditioning units for at least 3 hours a day.

16%

of Millennials always keep their showers to a maximum of 5 minutes.

27%

of Millennials always recycle household waste.

55%

of Millennials use public transport as their main mode of transport.

10%

of Millennials drive at least 2 hours a day on average.

92%

of Millennials know of Singapore’s push for cleaner or electric vehicle adoption over petrol and diesel.

89%

of Millennials know that their choice of food has significant environmental impact.

78%

of Millennials know that the carbon emissions from producing beef are higher than those from producing chicken.

56%

of Millennials are meat eaters who are willing to switch to a plant-based diet.

17%

of Millennials purchase responsible, eco-friendly products every time.

12%

of Millennials purchase second-hand clothes or prefer to clothes swap instead of shopping for new items.

19%

of Millennials always bring their own reusable bags and containers along with them when they go out.

75%

of Gen X turn on their air-conditioning units for at least 3 hours a day.

24%

of Gen X always keep their showers to a maximum of 5 minutes.

29%

of Gen X always recycle household waste.

56%

of Gen X use public transport as their main mode of transport.

8%

of Gen X drive at least 2 hours a day on average.

92%

of Gen X know of Singapore’s push for cleaner or electric vehicle adoption over petrol and diesel.

87%

of Gen X know that their choice of food has significant environmental impact.

76%

of Gen X know that the carbon emissions from producing beef are higher than those from producing chicken.

55%

in Generation X are meat eaters who are willing to switch to a plant-based diet.

14%

of Gen X purchase responsible, eco-friendly products every time.

9%

of Gen X purchase second-hand clothes or prefer to clothes swap instead of shopping for new items.

20%

in Generation X always bring their own reusable bags and containers along with them when they go out.

72%

of Baby Boomers use air-conditioning units for at least 3 hours a day.

23%

of Baby Boomers always keep their showers to a maximum of 5 minutes.

42%

of Baby Boomers always recycle household waste.

72%

of Baby Boomers use public transport as their main mode of transport.

2%

of Baby Boomers drive at least 2 hours a day on average.

93%

of Baby Boomers know of Singapore’s push for cleaner or electric vehicle adoption over petrol and diesel.

89%

of Baby Boomers know that their choice of food has significant environmental impact.

80%

of Baby Boomers know that the carbon emissions from producing beef are higher than those from producing chicken.

51%

of Baby Boomers are meat eaters who are willing to switch to a plant-based diet.

9%

of Baby Boomers purchase responsible, eco-friendly products every time.

3%

of Baby Boomers purchase second-hand clothes or prefer to clothes swap instead of shopping for new items.

19%

of Baby Boomers always bring their own reusable bags and containers along with them when they go out.
How you can make a difference

Together with Eco-Business, an independent media and business intelligence company dedicated to sustainable development and ESG performance, we have curated a number of green tips that you can adopt in your everyday life.