SINGAPORE (Oct 2): Sustainable infrastructure development practices are needed to overcome Singapore’s existential threats of global warming and rising sea levels, says Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Speaking at the inaugural Asia Infrastructure Forum on Wednesday, Indranee, who is also second minister for finance and education, noted that “infrastructure built should not contribute further to climate change” through deforestation, ecological damage and carbon emissions.

For this to happen, she said Asia needed “green infrastructure” focusing on better management of energy, water and land. The infrastructure will incorporate innovative solutions and technology, along with building materials which are responsibly sourced and durable.

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