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Singapore

Overview 

The limited forest areas in Singapore (2,300 ha), owned by the State, is controlled, administered and managed by The National Parks Board. All forest in Singapore are now protected by the purposes of biodiversity conservation and recreation. No exploitation of timber and NTFPs is permitted in forest areas. There are no programs for social forestry in Singapore.

Key Strategy in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Increase energy efficiency in power generation, industries, transport, building construction, and households.
  • The National Climate Change Strategy of 2008 outlines Singapore’s response to climate change, highlighting action to be taken on mitigation, adaptation, building competencies, and participating in international efforts.
  • The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (IMCCC) was set up in 2007 to formulate Singapore’s positions and strategy for international negotiations.

Singapore’s Climate Change Policy 

  • The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) is responsible for coordinating of Singapore’s climate change – related policies; building and sustaining Singapore’s institutional knowledge of climate change; preparing for climate change challenges; and ensuring compliance with international agreements.
  • In 2010, a strengthened NCCS moved to Prime Minister’s Office to reflect the cross sectoral nature of policy matters relating to climate change, and also to better support the IMCCC.