Singapore girds itself for worst-case climate crisis

01 March 2020 - 00:00 By FARIS MOKHTAR

Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it's planning for the worst.

Governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to about 1.5°C and the rise in sea levels to less than 0.5m — but Singapore is devising a S$100bn (R1.1-trillion) plan to safeguard the city against temperatures and floodwaters several times those levels...

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