A lively and liveable Singapore: strategies for sustainable growth. Inter- Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development, OUR VISION IS TO MAKE. A Lively and Liveable Singapore. Strategies for Sustainable Growth. Corporate author: Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development; Date: A Lively and Liveable Singapore: Strategies for Sustainable Growth. Front Cover. Singapore. Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. Ministry.
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The Committee will look into effective measures to overcome market failures that impede decisions that are cost-effective over the longer term for people and businesses. This strategy will ensure sustainability, a quality living environment, and a more fuel efficient transport system as a whole. First, we can be more efficient in using resources sinfapore grow our economy and stay competitive.
A Lively and Liveable Singapore: Strategies for sustainable growth
We would also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life. As a small city-state that imports most of its resource needs, Liveablee cannot be truly self-sufficient. Jul 29, Feedback requested for a Sustainable Singapore. The public, community groups and industry play an important and constructive role in providing ideas and feedback on the most effective and practical means to achieve the desired outcomes. As a responsible member of the international community, Singapore would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
Libeable was broad livveable that the effective management of scarce resources such as water, energy, and land will liveely even more important with rising resource costs worldwide.
We have made significant investments in national infrastructure, environmental protection, water supply, transport and greenery, where the long term benefits justify the costs. Please speak up for our shores. We enjoy access to well planned parks and nature reserves. Implementation will be carefully studied to ensure that regulatory changes that may be required are appropriately paced to minimize disruptive adjustments.
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IMCSD INVITES VIEWS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR SINGAPORE
As our economy continues to grow, different activities will be located in closer proximity and new efforts in pollution control will also be necessary to tackle all sources of pollution such as industry and transport. The third area is improving the quality of the physical environment to ensure that Singapore continues to be a clean, green and attractive city, with green and blue spaces for all to enjoy.
It will assess the effectiveness and benefits of the various options against their costs to businesses and consumers. Sustainable development for Singapore means being able to support future economic and population growth while maintaining a quality living environment that is clean, green and healthy.
With our population density increasing, we need innovative measures to maintain cleanliness and enhance the physical environment of our city so that our people continue to have attractive spaces for leisure and social activities. We breathe clean air and are able to commute efficiently. To further distinguish Singapore as a City in a Garden, new areas such as skyrise greenery, and measures to better document and protect existing biodiversity are being studied too.
Over the past 40 years, good economic growth has improved our standard of living.
By being more efficient in the way we use resources, Singapore would be contributing towards reducing carbon emissions while positioning ourselves well for a more carbon-constrained world that may emerge if ongoing negotiations on climate change result in a post global agreement.
If Singapore can address energy conservation and efficiency with the same resolve as we have done in water management, it will not only enable our economy to be more competitive, but will add to our contribution to mitigating climate change. Kiasi Krab on Changi Reel Revolution: Latest blogs on our shores! Sustainable development for Singapore means being able to support future economic and population growth while maintaining a quality sinfapore environment that is clean, green and healthy.
Our clean water bodies provide us reliable water supply as well as opportunities for sports and recreation. The costs and livfable of proposed measures have to be carefully assessed and weighed with other options.
The IMCSD recognizes that the task is complex as trade-offs would continue to be necessary in some instances. Climate change further compounds the challenges as it requires early action by all countries to reduce carbon emissions, which cause global warming. Going forward, this remains important as subsidies can distort market signals which help consumers and industry better adjust to market conditions.
The general feedback that the committee has received so far is that we should seek to make the existing stock of buildings more energy and resource efficient, as they form the bulk of our built environment. At the same time, we have focused our effort on building a garden city, with good urban planning and pollution control as key considerations. The Committee will further study means to promote public transport as a choice mode. Resource efficiency will also be actively promoted amongst industry and businesses, as well as within the transport sector.
The IMCSD is actively studying a range of measures to make the way we live, work, play and commute more sustainable. Efforts to encourage greater use of public transport contribute to sustainable development since public transport not only minimises land requirements but is more energy efficient than other transport modes. Singapore is our home, not just for the current but also future generations.
It would also be a city that continues to be attractive to the foreign talent and investments which help us to grow the economy and high-value jobs. At the same time, we will invest in new technologies that will help us achieve higher environmental performance and transcend current limits to growth.
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Concurrently, further efforts will be made on two supporting fronts — encouraging people and industries to adopt practices that are sustainable in the long term and developing new capabilities and technologies which optimise resources and improve environmental performance.
It is a global problem which must be dealt with by the collective efforts of the international community, in a manner libeable does not unduly penalize the economic needs of individual countries.
Some measures could mean additional costs in the short term to reap longer term benefits licely individuals and businesses. The Environment Pasir Ris: By being more efficient andd the way we use resources, Singapore would be contributing towards reducing carbon emissions while positioning ourselves well for a more carbon-constrained world that may emerge if ongoing negotiations on climate change result in a post global agreement.
We should make our existing buildings more energy and resource efficient, as they form the bulk of live,y built environment. It would also be a city that continues to be attractive to the foreign talent and investments which help us to grow the economy and high-value jobs.
Resource efficiency will be actively promoted among industry and businesses.
Achieving resource efficiency will be crucial to sustaining our future cost competitiveness and growth.