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
We maintain an effective surveillance programme for vector-borne diseases and the control of vector populations. We shape social norms against littering and maintain an effective cleaning regime in public places to guard against environmentalrelated diseases. We also provide cremation, burial and columbarium services, and operate Singapore’s public after-death facilities.
Vibrant Hawker Centres and Hawker Trade
We develop and manage hawker centres as vibrant communal spaces, offering a wide variety of affordable food, in a clean and hygienic environment.
Safe, Healthy and Conducive Living Environment
We control air and water pollution, and regulate hazardous substances and toxic industrial waste. We also safeguard the public, radiation workers, and the environment against the harmful effects of radiation.
Resource Efficient and Sustainable Singapore
We promote energy efficiency and conservation to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. We plan, develop and manage the solid waste management system in Singapore and promote 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) to conserve resources.
Timely and Reliable Weather Information and Hazard Preparedness
We provide up-to-date 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.