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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The IMCSD recognizes that the task is complex as trade-offs would continue to be necessary in some instances. Get great free widgets at Widgetbox!
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Newer Post Older Post Home. Our aim is to make public transport an attractive and choice mode, to encourage a decisive shift to greater public transport usage, even for those who can well afford cars. 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 hope that the public can offer us new policy ideas and practical suggestions on how the community and businesses can also contribute to efforts to make Singapore cleaner, greener and more resource efficient. 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. On the domestic front, greater economic and population growth will strain our living environment as well as our scarce land, water and energy resources.
With our population density increasing, we need innovative measures to maintain cleanliness and enhance the physical environment of our city so that our people continue to have attractive spaces for leisure and social activities.
Resource efficiency will be actively promoted among industry and businesses. 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. Singapore is our home, not just for the current but also future generations. We enjoy access to well planned parks and nature reserves. 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.
The committee is also studying measures that industries can adopt to further mitigate the impact on our environment in a cost-effective manner. As such, the engagement of key stakeholders across the public, private and people sectors is a key feature of this exercise. Today, we live in a clean city with high standards of public health. Give your Feedback What else can liveabld Government do to ensure Singapore continues to be ad lively and liveable city?
Therefore, a key strategy is to encourage a modal shift from private to public transport. It will also study ways to make public liveqble in Singapore even more sustainable in its design, construction nad maintenance.
It will also consider how to facilitate non-motorized means, such as cycling, as additional modes of transport for short distances for intra-town commute purposes. 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.
This strategy will ensure sustainability, a quality living environment, sjngapore a more fuel efficient transport system as a whole. First, we can be more efficient in using resources to grow our economy and stay competitive.
A Lively and Liveable Singapore. Strategies for Sustainable Growth
It will assess the effectiveness and benefits of the various options against their costs to businesses and consumers. We would also wish to sustain economic growth and maintain our quality of life.
Latest blogs on our shores! Lively and Liveable Global City. Some measures could mean additional costs in the short term to reap longer term benefits for individuals and businesses. Over the past 40 years, good economic growth has improved our standard of living. If Singapore can address energy liveablw 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.
It would also be a city that continues to be attractive to the foreign talent and investments which help us to singaplre the economy and high-value jobs. What can ordinary Singaporeans do to support a sustainable Singapore? We also require a more sustainable community in Singapore that adopts environmentally responsible lifestyles and habits. Having a clean, green and healthy environment will also help Singapore to attract talent and investments.
Our clean water bodies provide us reliable singapofe supply as well as opportunities for sports and recreation. Today many of us are concerned about higher fuel prices and ever-increasing demand for resources. 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.
In addition, the IMCSD singqpore be holding discussions with key stakeholder groups including non-governmental organisations and businesses in the coming months to seek comments on specific issues being studied.
This will ensure that growth does not come at the expense of our quality of life. We have made significant investments in national infrastructure, environmental protection, water supply, transport and greenery, where the long term benefits justify the costs.
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