Keynote address by Guest-of-Honour, the Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (forth from the left) at the MEM's 15th Anniversary

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9-11 NOV 2016

2016 is a year of milestones. This year, the NUS Law School's Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Two degree programs focusing on the environment – the Master of Science in Environmental Management (MEM) and Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) also celebrate their 15th and 5th Anniversaries respectively. To celebrate, APCEL, MEM and BES are coming together from 9 - 11 November 2016 with a line-up of distinguished speakers who will share their expertise and insights on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We will focus on the law, policy, science and management of SDG Goal 12 - Sustainable Production and Consumption; Goal 13 - Climate Action; Goal 14 - Life below Water (Sustainable Oceans); and Goal 15 - Life on Land (Biodiversity Conservation).
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“Dr. Steer started the lecture by painting a sober picture of where we have been in the past and where we are now in terms of prosperity. Over the last century, the world economy had grown twenty times, and if we continue on this path, it will grow fifty times more by the end of the century. This projected growth of the world economy growing a thousand times over in 200 years is a tsunami that no environmental regulation can ever protect against. Tremendous extraction of materials from the earth and putting them elsewhere that has happened in the past requires now a shift from a linear take-make-waste economy to a more circular approach, and if we are to keep on growing, the global footprint must shrink”. See More ...

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    MEM Programme:
    Seminars and Field Trips for AY2016-2017 Semester 2
    (List will be updated from time to time for semester two)

Date Seminars: Field Visit1
Other Events and Activities
03 February
6.00 PM
Where have all the Birds Gone? Avian Survival and Extinction in Human-Dominated Landscapes of India
-- by Dr Ghazala Shahabuddin, Senior Fellow, Centre for Ecology, Development and Research (CEDAR), India

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24 February
6.00 PM

Remember Chek Jawa: Lessons for the Straits of Johor
-- by Dr Daniel Rittschof, Professor, Marine Science and Conservation, Duke University Marine Lab

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10 March
6.00 PM
Corporate sustainability 3.0: Moving beyond commitment
-- by Ms Leong Li Sun, Global Sustainability Manager, DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd

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31 March
6.00 PM
Simplifying Corporate Sustainability

-- -- by Dr Charu Jain, Senior Manager, Sustainable Manufacturing Asia, Burberry (S) Distribution Co Pte Ltd

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    22 April, 9.00am-1pm
Short Course on Environmental Ethics
by Dr Ho Hua Chew

5TH Asia Environment Lecture 2017 COMING SOON!