Climate Action Plan: A Climate-Resilient Singapore, for a Sustainable Future

For a Sustainable Future

Singapore’s Climate Action Plan: Take Action Today, for a Sustainable Future comprises two complementary publications on Singapore’s mitigation and adaptation plans. The second publication, “A Climate-Resilient Singapore, for a Sustainable Future”, explains how Singapore may be affected by climate change and our strategy to prepare for them.

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Climate Action Plan: Take Action Today, for a Carbon-Efficient Singapore

Take Action Today

Singapore’s Climate Action Plan: Take Action Today, for a Sustainable Future comprises two complementary publications on Singapore’s mitigation and adaptation plans. The first publication, “Take Action Today, for a Carbon-Efficient Singapore”, contains information on how Singapore intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency to meet our 2030 climate pledge.

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Land Use Plan to Support Singapore’s Future Population

Land Use Plan

Land Use Plan to Support Singapore’s Future Population We aim to create a high quality living environment for all Singaporeans to live and work in, bring up their children and grow old gracefully. Learn more about how we can continue to make Singapore one of the best places in the world to live in, as well as about specific projects in the pipeline to illustrate what our city will look like in the future.

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Reflections on Housing a Nation

Reflections on Housing a Nation

Why can’t HDB build more flats for young couples?

How does the Government set the prices for HDB flats?

What is being done to help lower income Singaporeans with their housing needs?


Get insights into these and other issues in “Reflections on Housing a Nation” – a collection of commentaries by the ex-Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan.

In the book, the Minister addresses various concerns and even misconceptions, as he explains the principles and considerations behind key public housing issues, such as flat supply and affordability, options for home buyers, and the road ahead for HDB living.

Learn about the Singapore public housing model, and gain a better understanding of its continuing relevance today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Click here to view the book online. Alternatively, you can also download the pdf version here (7MB).

Happy reading!

The book is also available for sale at the HDB Payment Office Atrium, located on the 3rd storey of HDB Hub. Alternatively, you can email mnd_corp_comms@mnd.gov.sg if you are interested to purchase a copy.


You will need the Flash Player (online version) or Adobe Acrobat Reader (pdf version) to view the book. Please click on the following links to download if you do not have the software:

  • For Flash Player, please click here.
  • For Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here.
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Planning for Growth, Investing in Our Future

Planning for Growth, Investing in Our Future

Planning for Growth, Investing in Our Future is a brochure that highlights the Singapore’s future developments in areas, such as urban planning, public housing, infrastructure and transportation.

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the report. Please click here to download if you do not have the software.

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Sustainable Development Blueprint

A Lively and Liveable Singapore

The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint was devised and created to bring about changes that would shape Singapore into a sustainable city-state. Launched by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development (IMCSD) in April 2009, the Blueprint contains strategies and initiatives needed for Singapore to achieve both economic growth and a good living environment over the next two decades.

Since Singapore is a small city-state with few natural resources, there is a need to manage the growth of our country in an efficient, clean and green way by making the most of the limited resources. The IMCSD was set up in January 2008 and was tasked with formulating a national strategy for sustainable development in the context of emerging domestic and global challenges.

The IMCSD is co-chaired by Minister for National Development Mr Mah Bow Tan, and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, and includes members such as Minister for Finance Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Transport Mr Raymond Lim, and the Senior Minister of State & Industry Mr S Iswaran.

A four-pronged strategy will be employed to achieve the vision for Singapore as a liveable city. This includes boosting our resource efficiency, enhancing our urban environment, building our capabilities, and fostering community action. Ultimately, Sustainable Singapore aims to make our nation into a liveable and lively city-state that Singaporeans love and are proud to call home.

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Click here for the report on the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint.

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Report and Recommendations by the Forum on HDB Heartware

HDB Heartware

The Forum on HDB Heartware was launched in Nov 2006 to engage residents for fresh views and ideas on ways to build strong and cohesive HDB communities. The Forum sought to explore what could be done to create a more closely-knit HDB community that is resilient in a time of globalisation, changing demographics and lifestyles, as well as rising expectations among Singaporeans.

The public consultation exercise was overseen by a committee of Members of Parliament, and the public was engaged through various channels, including Focus Group discussions, dialogues and radio talk show. Over 1,000 Singaporeans participated in the Forum’s discussions.


Forum participants discussed the state of “HDB Heartware” along four major themes: community ownership, neighbourhood identity, community bonding and mutual support. To realise these outcomes in a holistic manner, the Forum has identified six key thrusts, each focusing on a key ingredient that defines the local community.

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the report. Please click here to download if you do not have the software.

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