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Working with, not against, nature to combat climate change

Reforesting degraded lands and avoiding further forest loss can help limit warming

The Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat. The idea of nature-based climate solutions is gaining traction among governments, non-governmental organisations and businesses. PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
The Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat. The idea of nature-based climate solutions is gaining traction among governments, non-governmental organisations and businesses. PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD

During his National Day Rally speech on Aug 18, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of the need to take the impact of climate change very seriously.

He emphasised the Government's commitment to safeguarding Singapore against this existential threat through strategic investments in research and development, as well as implementation of climate actions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2019, with the headline 'Working with, not against, nature to combat climate change'. Print Edition | Subscribe