Preparing for a Climate Resilient Singapore


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This Urban Systems Study documents Singapore’s efforts to address climate change. Since its independence, Singapore has sought to balance economic development with concern for a clean and sustainable environment. As the seriousness of climate change becomes clearer, efforts have been stepped up to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt to projected changes. Working domestically and cooperating internationally, Singapore has adopted innovative, forward-looking and integrative solutions to address this existential challenge, recognising that ultimately, a liveable city must be a climate resilient one. This book highlights Singapore’s past and ongoing efforts to reach this goal.

“We only have our small precious island nation, so it is all the more important that we look after it well, not just for this generation but for future generations of Singaporeans. Let us also work with friends around the world to protect our precious planet.” - Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (2011–Present)