Saturday, 21 February 2015
The Straits Times
This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Daniel Friess from the Department of Geography in the NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences in which he discussed Singapore’s declining coastal ecosystem as a result of urbanisation. Asst Prof Friess also examined the paradigm of “ecosystem services” as a way of increasing awareness of the importance of ecosystems, and potentially as a way of quantifying their value – economic or otherwise. He opined that exploring the potential of ecosystem services such as climate regulation, coastal protection and carbon sequestration may provide decision-makers with the evidence to make informed management decisions that incorporate and utilise the varied benefits of the country’s hidden coastline to ensure a sustainable Singapore in the future.
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