Green Plan 2030

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:

  • the Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • the Ministry of National Development (MND)
  • the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)
  • the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)
  • the Ministry of Transport (MOT)

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:

  • Cleaner-energy cars and more than doubling the targeted number of electric vehicle charging points from 28,000 to 60,000 by 2030. 
  • Enhance environmental sustainability in schools to:
    - get at least 20 % of schools here to be carbon-neutral by 2030
    - work towards a two-thirds reduction of net carbon emissions from schools by 2030
    - support the Green Plan by the Eco Stewardship Programme, to strengthen the inculcation of informed, responsible and sustainability-conscious mindsets and habits in youth. 
  • The Enterprise Sustainability Programme to help firms develop capabilities in sustainability.
  • The GreenGov.SG initiative will aim for public-sector emissions to have peaked around 2025, five years ahead of the national target of 2030. It will exemplify sustainability in its actions, and lead market demand for sustainable products and services.
  • Raising the sustainability standards of buildings through the next edition of the Singapore Green Building Masterplan.
  • Reduce the waste sent to landfill by 30%, work on achieving a 20% reduction by 2026.

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.

Watch here the official video.

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Kindly note that this summary page was composed from content of the SG Green Plan website.