- Improving Resource Efficiency so that we can grow with fewer resources
- Improving the Quality of Our Environment by controlling pollution and improving our physical landscape
- Building Up Our Knowledge in how to grow in a more environmentally friendly way
- and Encouraging Community Ownership and Participation.
Under "Our feedback to your response" and the heading "Greenery and Biodiversity" are three points:
- Encourage community gardening / farming.
- Plant trees that can provide more shading.
- Conserve our natural biodiversity
NParks will be developing the Singapore National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to guide the efforts at conserving our natural heritage over the next 10 to 15 years. The Action Plan includes conducting new research and documentation as well as promoting public awareness and appreciation of Singapore’s biodiversity.And how does the report define 'sustainable development'?
Sustainable development for Singapore means growing our city state in a way that:
- Is efficient: we develop with less resources and waste
- Is clean: we develop without polluting our environment
- Is green: we develop while preserving greenery, waterways and our natural heritage
Media reports on the launch are on wildsingapore news. You can download the report from the Sustainable Singapore website.
Links to more
- Three Responses to the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint
- Black marks on green blueprint Bold action, flexibility needed to turn S'pore into environmental hub, Jessica Cheam, Straits Times 7 May 09;
- Green blueprint an evolving document: responses from MEWR and MND Straits Times Forum 16 May 09;