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.

With the 2022 Budget, Singapore committed to revise those targets by end-2022, announced the revised carbon tax and strenghtened the Green Plan.

The Green Plan has five key pillars:


Create a green, liveable  and sustainable home for Singaporeans


Reduce carbon emissions, keep the environment clean, and make saving resources and energy a way of life in Singapore

2021 Achievements & 2022 Targets:


Use cleaner energy and increase energy efficiency to lower Singapore carbon footprint

2021 Achievements & 2022 Targets:


Seek green growth to create new jobs, transform industries and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage

2021 Achievements & 2022 Targets:


Build up Singapore’s  climate resilience and enhance food security

2021 Achievements & 2022 Targets:

The Green Plan strengthens existing national sustainability efforts and mitigation measures with several new initiatives and targets listed above. Main points:

  • 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 aims 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.

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.

MSE 2022 Sustainability Report

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