With less than 8 years to 2030, Singapore has taken concrete actions to commit to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. This plan, known as the Singapore Green Plan 2030, is a nationwide movement to transform Singapore into a sustainable development for the future generations to come.
A City in Nature
Singapore has been planning for eco-friendly towns and transforming old districts into one that is more technologically advanced and has a greater positive impact on the environment. For instance, Tengah, an up and coming green town, has around 20% of its land dedicated to green spaces. The eco-town focuses on using solar power, centralized cooling systems, and reducing usage of diesel cars. Urban water harvesting systems and smart lighting are also set in place to collect rainwater for non-potable uses and to consume less electricity. Efficiency is also maximized by introducing a Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System (PWCS) in the neighbourhood. Additionally, an estimated 3,000 sq m of space has been set aside for farming and community gardening, where residents are able to grow their own produce for consumption.
Supporting Local Produce
In alignment with the 2030 goals, Singapore aims to produce 30% of Singapore’s food consumption locally. The goal of “30 by 30” is to primarily reduce our dependence on imported food due to the possibility of a supply disruption. Currently, less than 10% of our food is produced in Singapore. To overcome this, Singapore Food Agency has rolled out several initiatives to increase the supply of local produce and to encourage local consumers to support local. An example would be the SG Fresh Produce Logo which will be on the packaging of local produce in most major supermarkets. This logo signifies that the local product is of absolute freshness and is grown in Singapore.
Individuals who rarely shop in physical supermarkets are also able to support local producers by purchasing them on Lazada Redmart. Making an informed choice on the type of product purchased builds up Singapore's food security, encourages growth in the local economy, and creates lesser negative impacts on the environment.
Beyond building smart eco-towns and supporting local produce, coastal protection plans, implementation of the carbon tax, and increasing the distance of cycling paths are some other measures that aim to develop Singapore into one that is much more sustainable. If this sounds like a city in which you want to live in, contact us via our contact form, email (email@example.com), or WhatsApp (+65 8792 2664) to understand how we can help you attain your goal!