Integrate nature with built environment as climate shifts

Singaporeans living with the reality of temperatures creeping upwards can take comfort that mitigating the impact of climate change may not require drastic changes to land use, but can be achieved by using land efficiently in integrating nature with the built environment.

The role of vegetation in cooling and shading can only become more relevant in time to come as the planet warms, said conservation scientist Roman Carrasco from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2021, with the headline 'Integrate nature with built environment as climate shifts '. Subscribe