The National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for Singapore. Its key roles are to improve and sustain a clean environment, promote sustainability and resource efficiency, maintain high public health standards, provide timely and reliable meteorological information, and encourage a vibrant hawker culture.
NEA works closely with its partners and the community to develop and spearhead environmental and public health initiatives and programmes. It is committed to motivating every individual to care for the environment as a way of life, in order to build a liveable and sustainable Singapore for present and future generations.
What We Do
We strive to achieve our mission of ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for Singapore through five key roles.
High Public Health Standards
NEA maintains an effective surveillance programme for vector-borne diseases and the control of vector populations. We shape social norms against littering and smoking in prohibited places, and maintain an effective cleaning regime in public places. To guard against environment-related diseases, we maintain high environmental hygiene standards. Besides planning the supply of after-death facilities, NEA also operates Singapore's public after-death facilities, providing cremation, burial, columbarium and ash scattering services.
Vibrant Hawker Culture
We develop and manage hawker centres as vibrant communal spaces, offering a wide variety of affordable food, in a clean and hygienic environment. NEA also ensures the sustainability of the hawker trade, by facilitating training and skills development for both aspiring and existing hawkers, and ensuring decent livelihoods of hawkers.
Safe, Healthy and Conducive Living Environment
We monitor and prevent air and water pollution, and regulate hazardous substances and
toxic industrial waste. We ensure a quality living environment through upstream land use
planning and siting of industries, and implementation of noise management measures. NEA
also safeguards the public, radiation workers, and the environment against the harmful
effects of radiation.
Sustainable and Resource Efficient Singapore
NEA promotes energy efficiency and conservation to improve air quality, reduce GHG
emissions, and mitigate climate change. We plan, develop and manage the solid waste
management system in Singapore, and strive towards a Zero Waste Nation by promoting
circular economy and 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) practices to conserve resources.
Timely and Reliable Weather and Climate Services
NEA provides reliable and responsive weather and climate services, disseminating weather
forecasts and hazard warnings in a timely manner and contributing to climate adaptation
efforts. We provide fit-for-purpose weather information and climate services to support
public safety and socio-economic activities. We also issue haze alerts and provide vital
meteorological services to the aviation and maritime communities.