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Why is more extreme weather conditions expected in Singapore?
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Sea levels are projected to rise between 0.25m and 0.76m towards the end of the century, according to Singapore's Climate Action Plan published in 2016 by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS).

As a low-lying island, the rise in sea level poses the most immediate climate change threat to Singapore. The following are some efforts to mitigate the impact of sea level rise due to climate change 

1. In 2010, the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) carried out shoreline restoration works to stabilise a section of the beach at East Coast Park.Large sand-filled bags were laid several metres into the ground to be level with the low tide, helping to reduce sand erosion.

2. In 2011, the minimum land reclamation level in Singapore was raised from 3m to 4m above the mean sea level. 

3. In 2016. Singapore raised the coastal Nicoll Drive in Changi by up to 0.8m. It was Singapore's first road-raising project of its kind.

4. Today, over 70 per cent of Singapore's coastline is protected with hard structures such as sea walls and rock slopes.



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