S’pore to enhance resilience against climate change [News]
By Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia, 12 Oct 2011.
The Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) is taking steps to enhance Singapore’s resilience against the potential impact of climate change.
It’ll raise the minimum levels for land reclamation by at least one metre to create an adequate buffer against a potential rise in sea level.
This is one of several priorities spelt out in its addendum to the President’s Address released on Wednesday.
MEWR will also develop capabilities in climate science to improve its understanding of future localised climatic conditions.
It’ll form networks with relevant experts and institutions at the forefront of climate research.
Source: Channel NewsAsia