On 10 February 2021, the Government unveiled the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a “whole-of-nation movement” to advance the national agenda on sustainable development and to strengthen Singapore’s commitments under the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement.
The plan shows Singapore’s ambitious and concrete green targets over the next 10 years and is spearheaded by 5 ministries:
Under the Green Plan, Singapore aims for carbon emissions to have peaked by 2030, halved by 2050, and tapered to net zero "as soon as viable" in the second half of the century.
The Green Plan has five key pillars:
Create a green, liveable and sustainable home for Singaporeans
Use cleaner energy and increase energy efficiency to lower Singapore carbon footprint
Reduce carbon emissions, keep the environment clean, and make saving resources and energy a way of life in Singapore
Seek green growth to create new jobs, transform industries and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage
Build up Singapore’s climate resilience and enhance food security
The Green Plan will strengthen existing national sustainability efforts and mitigation measures with several new initiatives and targets including:
Here are the details of the initiatives and targets under the five pillars:
A key priority of the Green Plan is to mobilise and to empower the Public, Private and People sectors to co-create solutions for sustainability.
This will begin in 2021 with a series of “Green Plan Conversations” to seek the views of Singaporeans and to explore potential partnerships. These sessions will be hosted by the ministers overseeing the Green Plan, with other engagements also being planned through the year.
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