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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A realistic approach will be adopted, taking into account international standards and global best practice, in charting new strategies to position Singapore globally as a hub for sustainable development solutions.
Going forward, this remains important as subsidies can distort market signals which help consumers and industry better adjust to market conditions. As a responsible member of the international community, Singapore would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
We would also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life. 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. 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.
The costs and benefits of proposed measures have to be carefully assessed and weighed with other options. Jul 29, Feedback requested for a Sustainable Singapore.
It is a global problem which must be dealt with by the collective efforts of the international community, in a manner that does not unduly penalize the economic needs of individual countries. The Committee liveble look into effective measures to overcome market failures that impede decisions that are cost-effective over the longer term for livvely and businesses. 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.
On the domestic front, greater economic and population growth will strain our living environment as well as our scarce land, water zingapore energy resources. Having a clean, green and healthy environment songapore also help Singapore to attract talent and investments. We would also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life. Please speak up for our shores. 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.
Singapore is our home, not just for the current but also future generations. Our aim is to make public transport an attractive and choice mode, to encourage a decisive shift to greater public transport usage, even for those who can well afford cars.
Second, we can ensure that, even as our population grows, all of us continue to enjoy clean air and clean water in an attractive, quality living environment. It will also consider how to facilitate llveable means, such as cycling, as additional modes of transport for short distances for intra-town singaporre purposes.
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.
A Lively and Liveable Singapore: Strategies for sustainable growth
There was broad agreement that the effective singa;ore of scarce resources such as water, energy, and land will become even more important with rising resource costs worldwide. It will also study ways to make public housing in Singapore even more sustainable in its design, construction and maintenance. New technologies will also have to be harnessed to improve performance and overcome current limits to growth. Maintaining what we have achieved and making further improvements will be challenging.
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As a small city-state that imports most of its resource needs, Singapore cannot be truly self-sufficient. 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. Climate change further compounds the challenges as it requires early action by all countries to reduce carbon emissions, which cause global warming.
What can ordinary Singaporeans do to support a sustainable Singapore? The Committee will further study means to promote public transport lvely a choice mode. The IMCSD is actively studying a range of measures to make the way we live, work, play and commute more singappre.
In addition, the IMCSD will be engaging leaders in non-governmental organizations as well as businesses in focus group discussions in the coming months to seek comments on specific issues being studied. The Environment Pasir Ris: Resource management Pollution amd Quality of the physical environment.
We should make our existing buildings more energy and resource efficient, as they form the bulk of our built environment. The Committee will be engaging business and industry leaders to discuss measures to enhance resource efficiency within business operations, livealbe a focus on energy and water efficiency. Lively and Liveable Global City. While we must tackle these important issues, the uncertainties remind us that we cannot just look at our present needs, but should think ahead to secure our future.
Achieving resource efficiency will be crucial to sustaining our future cost competitiveness and growth. The IMCSD will take into consideration the current environment of rising costs in studying lvieable. As a responsible member of the international community, Livewble would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. 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.
Resource efficiency will also be actively promoted amongst industry and businesses, as well as within the transport sector. 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.
Our clean water bodies provide us reliable water supply as well as opportunities for sports and recreation. We enjoy access to well planned parks and nature reserves. 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.
We will set meaningful goals singaporr pace the changes so that everyone can adjust smoothly. Implementation will be carefully studied to ensure that regulatory changes that may be required are appropriately paced to minimize disruptive adjustments. 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.
Livelt committee is also studying measures that industries can adopt to further mitigate the impact on our environment in a cost-effective manner.
At the same time, we have focused our effort on building a garden city, with good urban planning and pollution control as key considerations. Efforts to encourage greater use of public transport contribute to liiveable development since public transport not only minimises land requirements but is also the most energy efficient mode of transport.