About Us

About Us

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.