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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Newer Post Older Post Home. The second area is pollution control to maintain good air and water quality in Singapore that will support our larger population and take into account economic needs. 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.

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. Lively and Liveable Global City. lievly

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. 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.

On the domestic front, greater economic and population growth will strain our living environment as well as our scarce land, water singaporr energy resources. Sustainable development for Singapore means being able to support future economic and population growth while maintaining kively quality living environment that is clean, green and healthy.

We have made significant investments in national infrastructure, environmental protection, water supply, transport and greenery, where the long term benefits justify the costs. The general feedback that the committee has received so ilveable is that singapoore should seek to make the existing stock of buildings more energy and resource efficient, as they form the bulk of our built environment. What can ordinary Singaporeans do to support a sustainable Singapore?

It will ans study ways to make public housing in Singapore even more sustainable in its design, construction and maintenance. The Environment Pasir Ris: 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.


First, we can be more efficient in singxpore resources to grow our economy and stay competitive. 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.

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. As such, the engagement of key stakeholders across the public, private and people sectors is a key feature of this exercise.

The vision for Sinvapore is to be a lively and liveable global city — znd city that is distinctive in its ability to offer a unique combination of economic opportunity, vibrant lifestyle and quality environment, for a cosmopolitan population, providing a good home for current and future generations of Singaporeans.

A Lively and Liveable Singapore. Strategies for Sustainable Growth

The costs and benefits of proposed measures have to be carefully assessed and weighed with other options. There was broad agreement that ahd effective management of scarce resources such as water, energy, and land will become even more important with rising resource costs worldwide. We will set meaningful goals but pace the changes so that everyone can adjust smoothly. 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.

We also require a more sustainable community in Singapore that adopts environmentally responsible lifestyles and habits. We singapoer also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life. As with the built environment and the industry sector, the Committee will look into how to gear the transport sector toward greater liveble efficiency and cleaner vehicular emissions.


Some measures could mean additional costs in the short term to reap longer term benefits for individuals and businesses. Going forward, lviely remains important as subsidies can distort market signals which help consumers and industry better adjust to market conditions.


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. Jul 29, Feedback requested for a Sustainable Singapore. Implementation will be carefully studied to ensure that regulatory changes that may be required are appropriately paced to minimize disruptive adjustments. At the same time, we will invest in new technologies that will help us achieve higher environmental performance and transcend current limits to growth.

In addition, the IMCSD will be holding discussions with key stakeholder groups including non-governmental organisations and businesses in the coming months to seek comments on specific issues being studied.

wildfilms: Feedback requested for a Sustainable Singapore

Links to media reports on the wildsingapore news blog Wanted: A luxury we can live without? 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 singapoee leaders to discuss measures to enhance resource efficiency within business operations, with a focus on energy and water efficiency. As a small city-state that imports most of its resource needs, Singapore cannot be truly self-sufficient.

Having a clean, green and healthy environment will also help Singapore to attract talent and investments. As a responsible member of the international community, Singapore would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

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. Therefore, a key strategy is to encourage a modal shift from private to public transport. Resource efficiency will also be actively promoted amongst industry and businesses, as well as within the transport sector.

Resource efficiency will be actively promoted among industry and businesses. 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.