Singapore issues national climate change strategy – News Watch

“Our vision for Singapore is a climate resilient global city that is well positioned for green growth…We need a whole-of-nation effort – involving the people, the private and the public sectors to realize our vision. ” — Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean Singapore, the newest addition to the global C40 network, has recently published its national climate change strategy, “Climate Change & Singapore: Challenges. Opportunities. Partnerships.” The comprehensive document reflects the key elements of Singapore’s efforts on this issue – preparing for the uncertainties and impact of climate change, seizing opportunities for green growth, and supporting the transition to a lower emission economy. Singapore has been a longstanding leader on environmental issues. It created its Ministry of the Environment in 1972, making it one of the first countries to form a Ministry dedicated t...

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