Singapore Green Landscape 2020 – Government Agencies

Singapore Green Landscape 2020

Green Future is keeping track of the green organisations and groups, and the sustainability industry in Singapore through our 9th edition of the Singapore Green Landscape.

The Singapore Green Landscape 2020 highlights the key government reports that are related to sustainability, and introduces the non-governmental organisations, non-profits and social enterprises; green groups; business associations and groups; green websites and events; government agencies; and institutes and centres in Singapore, which are relevant to the environment.

We hope that this publication is useful for everyone who wish to know more about the state of the environment in Singapore, find and connect with the environmental organisations in Singapore, or explore personal and business opportunities.

Here is a list of 34 government ministries, statutory boards and agencies that are involved in sustainability-related work and policies.


Agency for Science, Technology and Research

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation. A*STAR plays a key role in nurturing and developing talent and leaders for our Research Institutes, the wider research community, and industry.

Building and Construction Authority

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under MND, whose mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment. As the lead public agency, BCA champions transforming Singapore into a future-ready built environment.

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is a statutory board under MOT to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system. CAAS’ roles are to enable the growth of the air hub and aviation industry, oversee and promote safety in the industry, provide air navigation services, and develop Singapore as a centre of excellence for aviation knowledge and human resource development.

Economic Development Board

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is a government agency under MTI and responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. EDB’s mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

Energy Market Authority

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under MTI, with the main goals to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore.

Enterprise Singapore

Enterprise Singapore (ESG) is the government agency championing enterprise development. ESG works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise, and also support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups.

Government Technology Agency of Singapore

The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is under the Prime Minister’s Office, and works with public agencies to develop and deliver secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses, and builds key platforms and solutions needed to support Singapore as a Smart Nation.

Housing and Development Board

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is Singapore’s public housing authority and a statutory board under MND. HDB plans and develops Singapore’s housing estates, building homes and transforming towns to create a quality living environment for all.

Infocomm Media Development Authority

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) seeks to deepen regulatory capabilities for a converged infocomm media sector, safeguarding the interests of consumers and fostering pro-enterprise regulations.

JTC Corporation

JTC Corporation is the lead agency in Singapore to spearhead the planning, promotion and development of a dynamic industrial landscape. JTC’s mission is to develop industrial infrastructure to catalyse the growth of new industries and transform existing enterprises.

Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. LTA plans, designs, builds and maintains Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems. LTA aspires to strengthen Singapore’s land transport connectivity and integrate a greener and more inclusive public transport system complemented by walk and cycle options.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) develops Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre, and advances and safeguards Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has a mission to create a better Singapore through finance, and collaborates with industry experts to make Singapore a world-class financial and business hub.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is responsible for conducting and managing diplomatic relations between Singapore and other countries and regions.

Ministry of National Development

The Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development. MND guides Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation; delivers affordable and quality public housing; develops an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment; provides and manages parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas; maintains a high standard of animal and plant health; and protects consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.

Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources

The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) is committed to providing Singaporeans with a clean and sustainable environment, and resilient supplies of safe food and water. MEWR’s key priorities are to ensure a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient Singapore.

Ministry of Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) promotes economic growth and creates good jobs, to enable Singaporeans to improve their lives. MTI will ensure that Singapore’s economy continues to be competitive, is able to attract investments, and nurture a deeper base of global Singapore enterprises.

Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) formulates policies and facilitates outcomes in the transport arena. MOT’s mission is to strengthen Singapore’s transportation connectivity and develop the transport sector’s potential to advance our economic competitiveness and the quality of life in Singapore.

Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. MAS also works with the financial industry to develop Singapore as a dynamic international financial centre.

National Climate Change Secretariat

The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), under the Prime Minister’s Office, develops and implements Singapore’s domestic and international policies and strategies to tackle climate change. NCCS’ responsibilities are to facilitate efforts to mitigate carbon emissions in all sectors, help Singapore adapt to the effects of climate change, harness economic and green growth opportunities arising from climate change, and encourage public awareness and action on climate change.

National Environment Agency

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for ensuring a clean and green environment, and the sustainable development of Singapore. NEA’s key roles are to protect Singapore’s resources from pollution, maintain a high level of public health and provide timely meteorological information.

National Parks Board

The National Parks Board (NParks) is committed to enhancing and managing the urban ecosystems of our City in Nature. NParks is the lead agency for greenery, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife and animal health, welfare and management, and is also working closely with the community to enhance the quality of our living environment.

National Research Foundation

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is under the Prime Minister’s Office and sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise. NRF funds strategic initiatives and builds up R&D capabilities by nurturing research talent, and aims to transform Singapore into a vibrant R&D hub and a magnet for excellence in science and innovation.

Public Hygiene Council

The Public Hygiene Council, comprising representatives from multiple sectors, works to strengthen and coordinate community efforts to improve the cleanliness and hygiene standards in Singapore, and will also complement the government’s efforts in maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Public Transport Council

The Public Transport Council (PTC) regulates public transport fares and ticket payment services to bring about a quality and affordable public transport system for the people of Singapore. PTC also advises the Minister for Transport on public transport matters and works closely with the public transport industry players and LTA.

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency is a statutory board under MEWR, and is the national water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.

Singapore Food Agency

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is a statutory board under MEWR to oversee food safety and food security from farm-to-fork. As the lead agency for food-related matters, SFA’s mission is to ensure and secure a supply of safe food for Singapore. SFA works hand-in-hand with the industry and consumers to grow our three “food baskets” – Diversify import sources, Grow local, and Grow overseas.

Singapore Land Authority

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law, with the mission to ensure effective use of land resources and data for the economic and social development of Singapore by optimising land and space utilisation, safeguarding property ownership, and promoting the use of land and space data.

Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a statutory board under MTI, and champions the development of Singapore’s tourism sector and undertakes the marketing and promotion of Singapore as a tourism destination.

SkillsFuture Singapore

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. SSG drives and coordinates the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promotes a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthens the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.

Smart Nation and Digital Government Office

The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) is under the Prime Minister’s Office, and plans and prioritizes key Smart Nation projects, drives the digital transformation of government, builds long-term capabilities for the public sector, and promotes adoption and participation from the public and industry, to take a collective approach in building a Smart Nation.

Strategy Group

The Strategy Group in the Prime Minister’s Office drives Whole-of-Government strategic planning, and partners government agencies on policy development. Strategy Group identifies key priorities and emerging issues over the medium to long term, such as population and climate change; influences strategic resource allocation; and catalyses new functions and capabilities in order to deliver policies that are in the long-term interest of Singapore.

Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s land use planning and conservation authority, with the mission to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play. URA adopts a long-term and comprehensive planning approach to formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner.

Workforce Singapore

Workforce Singapore (WSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower, and oversees the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges. WSG will promote the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce to ensure that all sectors of the economy are supported by a strong, inclusive Singaporean core.


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