Cooling Singapore is a cross-institutional initiative dedicated to improve the thermal comfort of tropical Singapore.
Singapore has become warmer in recent years as a result of the so-called Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Reducing this effect, and so improving the thermal comfort for the city's residents, will require the combined effort from many stakeholders from government, academia and private sector. Roadmaps are needed to guide policy and help coordinate long-term (e.g., until 2030/2050) UHI mitigation efforts and UHI-related R&D activities. In addition, a local task force will be established to facilitate an exchange of knowledge between the various stakeholders. Developing these roadmaps and establishing the UHI task force are important goals of the “Cooling Singapore (CS)” project.
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