“Climate change defences are existential for Singapore. Everything else must bend at the knee to safeguard the existence of our island nation,” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Singapore’s 2019 National Day Rally. Early last year, the Singapore government released a nationwide plan for moving the country towards a more sustainable future by 2030.

The Green Plan includes targets for urban development, sustainable lifestyles, the energy transition and the economy. GovInsider checks in with the progress that Singapore has made in the year since.