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 its revised 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and its Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS), Singapore aims
- to achieve “net zero emissions" by 2050
- to “reduce emissions to around 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2030 after peaking emissions earlier”.
The Green Plan has five key pillars:
1- CITY IN NATURE
Create a green, liveable and sustainable home for Singaporeans
2- SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Reduce carbon emissions, keep the environment clean, and make saving resources and energy a way of life in Singapore
3- ENERGY RESET
Use cleaner energy and increase energy efficiency to lower Singapore carbon footprint
4- GREEN ECONOMY
Seek green growth to create new jobs, transform industries and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage
5- RESILIENT FUTURE
Build up Singapore’s climate resilience and enhance food security
The Green Plan strengthens existing national sustainability efforts and mitigation measures with several new initiatives and targets listed above. Main points:
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.
Watch here the official video.
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Infographs, to be downloaded here
2022 Report by MSE is here.