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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First, we can be more efficient in using resources to grow our economy and stay competitive. 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. Get great free widgets at Widgetbox! 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.

In addition, the IMCSD will be engaging leaders in non-governmental organizations as well as businesses livly focus group discussions in the coming months to seek comments on specific issues being studied.

As a small city-state that imports most of its resource needs, Singapore cannot be truly self-sufficient. Over the past 40 years, good economic growth has improved our standard of living.

A Lively and Liveable Singapore: Strategies for sustainable growth

Links to media reports on the wildsingapore news blog Wanted: Therefore, a key strategy is to encourage a modal shift from private to public transport. Zingapore Singapore can address energy conservation and singapoer 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. As a responsible member of the international community, Singapore would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

The committee is also studying measures that industries can adopt to further mitigate the impact on our environment in a cost-effective manner.


Maintaining what we have achieved and making further improvements will be challenging. 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.

Please speak up for our shores. 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.

We should make our existing buildings more energy and resource efficient, as they form the bulk of our built environment. While we must tackle these important issues, the uncertainties remind us that we cannot singapoee look at our present needs, but should think ahead to secure our future. We hope that the public can offer us new policy ideas and practical suggestions on how the community and businesses can also contribute to efforts to make Singapore cleaner, greener and more resource efficient.

Climate change further compounds the challenges as it requires early action by livwly countries to reduce carbon emissions, which cause global anv. Our clean water bodies provide us reliable water supply as well as opportunities for sports and recreation. The Committee will further study means to promote public transport as a choice mode.

Singapore is our home, not just for the current but also future generations.

We breathe clean air and are able to commute efficiently. 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.

Some measures could mean additional costs in the short term to reap longer term benefits for individuals and businesses. As our economy continues to grow, different activities will be w in closer proximity and new efforts zingapore pollution control will also be necessary to tackle all sources of pollution liveavle as industry and transport.


As such, the engagement of key stakeholders across the public, private and people sectors is a key feature of this exercise. What can ordinary Singaporeans do to support a sustainable Singapore? Singapore can develop in a sustainable manner only if lifestyles and habits change.

A Lively and Liveable Singapore. Strategies for Sustainable Growth

It will also consider how to facilitate non-motorized means, such as cycling, as additional singpore of transport for short distances for intra-town commute purposes. We would also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life.

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. Cyrene Critters What is a Red List? The IMCSD recognizes that the task is complex as trade-offs would continue to be necessary in some instances. singapode

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Today, we live in a clean city with high standards of public health. On the domestic front, greater economic and population growth will strain our living environment as well as our liveabke land, water and energy resources. Efforts to encourage greater use of public transport contribute to sustainable development since public transport not only minimises land requirements but is also the most energy efficient mode of transport.

We have made significant investments in national infrastructure, environmental protection, water supply, transport and greenery, where the long term benefits justify the costs. New technologies will also have to be harnessed to improve performance and overcome current limits to growth. This strategy will ensure sustainability, a quality living environment, and a more fuel efficient transport system as a whole.

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