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Let's talk about inter-generational equity in drawdown of financial and nature reserves

How much and how to provide for future needs should dominate discussion, not just a fixation on specific incidents of forests being cleared

Many Singaporeans have been vocal about the need to preserve what remains of our forests. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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It says much of the psyche and financial security of Singaporeans that the drawdown of our natural reserves - forests and woodland - attracted so much heat and attention, while the drawdown of our financial reserves for the second year in a row went largely unremarked.

And yet there are similarities in both these sets of actions that should attract attention.

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