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Title: The impact of environmental policy on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of citizens in Singapore
Authors: Teo, Maverick Wei Jie
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Geography::Environmental sciences
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social behavior
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel, and live or risk even more extreme weather and loss of species, according to a 2018 United Nations report. The Singapore government has set ambitious targets under its 2030 pledge outlined in the Climate Action Plan. However, combatting climate change requires concerted efforts across all levels of society. Aside from infrastructure and policies, there needs to be a shift in the mindsets and lifestyles of Singaporeans. This study examines the determinants of pro-environmental behaviour among Singaporeans utilising a framework adapted from the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and other literature. 50 NTU humanities and social sciences students were surveyed to better understand the motivations and hindrances behind pro-environmental behaviour, specifically recycling and waste minimisation. An analysis of the data shows that attitude, subjective norm, and knowledge have a significant impact on pro-environmental behaviour. Policy recommendations include reducing plastic bag usage, reverse vending machines, and organising an annual Singapore Environment Week.
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