Singapore gears up for climate change [News]

July 27, 2014 by  
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By Neo Chai Chin, Channel NewsAsia, 8 Jul 2014

Details on getting the Republic’s roads, drains, airport and other infrastructure ready for climate change will be firmed up from 2016, as government agencies examine how public infrastructure must adapt to higher temperatures, more intense rainfall, rise in sea level and stronger winds.

The extent of rises in sea level that roads can withstand and the type of adaptation measures needed will be studied, for example.

The exercise will take place under a resilience framework that puts climate change risks and adaptation under sharper focus than before. It will take into account findings such as those of Singapore’s second National Climate Change Study, which will project climate parameters in greater detail.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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