APCEL - Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law


APCEL was established on 1 July 1996 by the NUS Law Faculty in collaboration with the World Conservation Union-Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN-CEL) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). APCEL has since established itself as a centre of excellence in the region for research-based capacity building with a strong commitment to advancing innovative scholarship. [Read more]


Upcoming Events
APCEL Seminar Series: Environmental Impact Assessment – What’s The Best Approach For Singapore?

Date: 21 February 2019
Venue: NUS (Bukit Timah Campus), Eu Tong Sen Building, Lee Sheridan Conference Room
APCEL Seminar-Policy Hypocrisy and Value Sincerity: The case of good law advocacy in the United States.

Date: 27 February 2019
Venue: NUS Law (Bukit Timah Campus), Eu Tong Sen Building, Lee Sheridan Conference Room

APCEL Seminar Series - Climate Change and Catastrophe Management in a Changing China: Government, Insurance and Alternatives

Date: 15 March 2019
Venue: NUS (Bukit Timah Campus), Eu Tong Sen Building, Lee Sheridan Conference Room

News and Announcements
Between 2nd and 14th December 2018, APCEL sent 4 students as part of the NUS student delegation to attend the COP24 held in Katowice, Poland as observers. This COP was regarded as crucial for setting in stone a rulebook to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Carol Yuen (‘19), Eric Bea (‘19), Jamie Lee (‘20) and Sarah Lu (‘21) write about their experiences at COP24. Report

APCEL congratulates Jolene Lin on the launch of her book, Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking. The book launch was held on 24 January 2019 with a fireside chat with Associate Professor Jolene Lin and Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy Koh.  For more details of the book, click here.

Jolene Lin, Associate Professor and APCEL Director, shares her perspective on the Paris Agreement at the Tembusu Forum: Is the Paris Target of 2 degree Celsius Achievable?, moderated by Professor Tommy Koh, Tembusu Multi-purpose Hall (22 January 2019) 

Jolene Lin, Associate Professor  and APCEL Director, was interviewed in Climate Liability News article on climate change litigation. Read the article, As Climate Lawsuits Grow Worldwide, Legal Strategies Evolve Too. (26 December 2018)

Jolene Lin, Associate Professor and APCEL Director, participated in a panel discussion on The Human Rights Impact of Climate Change at the 13th IHRN Biennial Meeting hosted by Korean Academy of Science and Technology (25-27 October 2018).

See her presentation slides here.
Learn more about the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies and The 13th Biennial IHRN Meeting.
Lye Lin-Heng, "The Regulation, Control and Management of Pesticides in Singapore" (2018) 33(4) Environmental and Planning Law Journal 430-442


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