06 Feb '12, 9am

Singapore the right climate for green groups

A host of international non-governmental organisations, whose work involves the environment, are setting up shop here. More of these NGOs are moving to town, drawn by the space, resources and prospect of generous funding available. In the coming months, conservation groups BirdLife International and Fauna & Flora International will be opening offices here. Others, like the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Conservation International (CI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have already done so. But challenges remain, namely raising environmental awareness – and therefore funding – among Singapore residents and Asian companies. Still, one major factor in bringing NGOs here has been government support. In 2007, the Government started a formal programme to attract international organisations, setting up the International Organisations Programme Office at the Economic Deve...

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