Singapore has enjoyed a reputation as a clean and green city for the last few decades. The government has always recognised the importance of cultivating a healthy environment to improve the people’s quality of life and the need to develop good infrastructure for a modern city. As the city progressed, the paradigm has shifted from problem-solving to that of embracing environmental sustainability. In this lecture, Mr Loh Ah Tuan will describe the environmental journey since Singapore’s independence in the 1960s, what it took for Singapore to sustain her clean and green environment today; Mr Liak Teng Lit will provide insights into encouraging public ownership of a clean environment; and Ms Isabella Loh will cover the perspectives of the NGOs and private sector, using waste management as a case study to show how they work hand-in-hand with the government to tackle environmental challenges.
Cheong Kay Teck