LIN Jolene

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam); LL.M. (NYU); LL.B. (LSE); Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)

Director, APCEL
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3645 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Environmental Law
Transnational Environmental Governance
Climate Change

Subjects Taught

Climate Change Law and Policy in Asia

Brief Biodata

Jolene's main areas of expertise are climate change law and transnational environmental law. Jolene is Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and a member of the advisory board for the University of Strathclyde's LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. She is a member of the editorial boards of: Journal of Environmental Law, Chinese Journal of Environmental Law, and Climate Law. Before joining NUS, Jolene was associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong. Jolene has served as consultant to the Hong Kong Department of Justice, international NGOs, the United Nations Environment Programme, and global law firms. She has also served on the Hong Kong Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings Ordinance) and the Hong Kong Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning).

Jolene welcomes approaches from potential PhD students, particularly in the areas of transnational environmental law and climate change law.

Representative Publications

1. Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking (Forthcoming, 2018)

2. The First Successful Climate Negligence Case: A Comment on Urgenda Foundation v The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) (2015) Volume 5(1) Climate Law pp. 65-81

3. Carbon Credits as EU like it: Property, Immunity, Tragico2medy? (2015) Volume 27(3) Journal of Environmental Law pp. 377-404 (Co-authored with Kelvin FK Low, received an Honorable Mention for the 2015 Richard Macrory Prize for the Best Article in the Journal of Environmental Law)

4. Climate Change Litigation in Asia and the Pacific in Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law, Van Calster, Vandenberghe and Reins (eds.), Edward Elgar, 2014

5. Governing Biofuels: A Principal-Agent Analysis of the European Union Biofuels Certification Regime and the Clean Development Mechanism (2012) Volume 24(1) Journal of Environmental Law pp. 43-73

6. Climate Change and the Courts (2012) Volume 32(1) Legal Studies pp. 35-57

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