Big study on how climate change affects S'pore

Singapore is embarking on a nationwide effort to study how climate change will affect every piece of state infrastructure on the island - from roads and power stations to parks.

Every government agency and statutory board will be involved in what is a key plank in the nation's strategy to cope with the inevitable impact of a warming planet.

For instance, the more than 3,000km road network will be studied to understand how rising sea levels and extreme weather such as intense rain, higher temperatures and flooding could affect it.

The study will then look for ways to make these more resilient, as well as predict what would happen if nothing is done, said the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Ministry of National Development on July 7.

The first findings from the study will be available in 2016.

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