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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Going forward, livsly remains important as subsidies can distort market signals which help consumers and industry better adjust to market conditions. 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. 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 lieable world that may emerge if ongoing negotiations on climate change result in a post global agreement.
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 singaporf environment of our city so that our people continue to have attractive spaces for leisure and social activities. The IMCSD is actively studying a range of measures to make the way we live, work, play and commute more sustainable. We also require a more sustainable community in Singapore that adopts environmentally responsible lifestyles and habits.
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.
wildfilms: Feedback requested for a Sustainable Singapore
As with the built environment and the industry sector, the Committee will look into how to gear the transport sector toward greater fuel efficiency and cleaner vehicular emissions. We have thus far taken a market-oriented approach in pricing resources such as energy and water.
This strategy will ensure sustainability, a quality living environment, and a more fuel efficient transport system as a whole. On the domestic front, greater economic and population growth will strain our living environment as well as our scarce land, water and energy resources.
There was broad agreement that the effective management of scarce resources such as water, energy, and land will become even more important with rising resource costs worldwide.
As such, the engagement of key stakeholders across the public, private and people sectors is a key feature of this exercise. 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. Therefore, a key strategy is to encourage a modal shift from private to public transport. Newer Post Older Post Home. 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 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 isngapore the liveely 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. 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.
Implementation will be carefully studied to ensure that regulatory changes that may be required are appropriately paced to minimize disruptive adjustments. This ljveable ensure that growth does not come at the expense of our quality of life.
A Lively and Liveable Singapore. Strategies for Sustainable Growth
As a responsible member of the international community, Singapore would want to play our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The costs and benefits of proposed measures have to be carefully assessed and weighed with other options.
To further distinguish Singapore lviely a City in a Garden, new areas such as skyrise greenery, and measures to better document and protect existing biodiversity are being studied too. Resource efficiency will be actively promoted among industry and businesses.
Today, we live in a clean city with high standards of public health.
A Lively and Liveable Singapore: Strategies for sustainable growth
The Environment Pasir Ris: 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. Some measures could mean additional costs in the short term to reap longer term benefits for individuals and businesses.
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 sinagpore new technologies that will help us luveable higher environmental performance and transcend current limits to growth.
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. First, we can be more efficient in using resources to grow our economy and stay competitive.