Actions on adaptation and resilience in a densely-populated city – Singapore

As a small, low-lying island city-state, Singapore is vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, such as rising sea levels, intense rainfall, dry spells and other extreme weather events. Adapting to climate change is considered a national priority. The Resilience Working Group (RWG) under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (IMCCC) studies measures that will address physical vulnerabilities to climate change and the country has started making early preparations to adapt to the impact of climate change, including setting up of the Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) to climate projections for Singapore and for Southeast Asia and the introduction of a resilience framework to guide efforts in safeguarding Singapore over the long term. This presentation will cover key adaptation and resilience efforts in densely-populated Singapore, and highlight some of the challenges in doing so.