Celebrating APCEL’s 20th Anniversary


Mr Desmond Lee ’01, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, delivered the opening address at APCEL’s 20th Anniversary celebration on 10 November.

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) celebrated its 20th Anniversary on 10 November 2016 at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, NUS (Kent Ridge Campus), together with two degree programmes on the environment – the MSc (Environmental Management) [MEM] and the Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) programmes which celebrated their 15th and 5th Anniversaries respectively. The highlight of the celebrations was a joint conference on “Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – Environmental Law, Policy and Management” that took place from 9 to 11 November 2016.

The conference welcomed distinguished keynote speakers from around the world, who came to share their expertise and bring fresh perspectives, with an emphasis on connectivity, exchanging ideas and fostering critical discourse.

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law was established in 1996 at the initiative of NUS Law and the Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, in response to the need for capacity building in environmental legal education and the need for promotion of awareness in environmental issues.

Mr Desmond Lee ’01, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, graced the event as APCEL’s guest-of-honour and delivered the opening remarks on 10 November.


From left: Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law, Associate Professor Lye Lin Heng ‘73, Director of APCEL, Mr Desmond Lee ’01, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian ‘61, Honorary Director of APCEL and Professor Tommy Koh ‘61, Ambassador-at-Large, Advisory Committee Co-Chair of APCEL and Advisory Committee Chair of the MEM programme.

On the last day of the conference, the MEM programme celebrated its 15th Anniversary with Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, as the guest-of-honour.


Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, delivered the opening address at MEM’s 15th Anniversary celebration on 11 November.


From left: Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian ‘61, Honorary Director of APCEL, Professor Tommy Koh ‘61, Ambassador-at-Large and Advisory Committee Co-Chair of APCEL, Associate Professor Lye Lin Heng ‘73, Director of APCEL, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Associate Professor Sekhar Kondepudi, Director of MEM programme, Professor Lam Khee Poh, Dean of School of Design & Environment, and Emeritus Professor Cheong Hin Fatt, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, former Dean of School of Design and Environment.
 

Post event report by M.Sc. (Environmental Management) [MEM] Programme

 

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