APCEL - Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law
Faculty of Law
The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law was
established on 15 February 1996 by the Faculty of
Law, National University of Singapore on the
initiative of the Faculty of Law and the Commission
on Environmental Law (CEL) of the World Conservation
Union (IUCN), in collaboration with the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
APCEL is situated in the Faculty of Law and supported by the National University of Singapore. The Faculty of Law has established itself as one of the best law schools in the region, with one of the leading law libraries in the common law jurisdiction. As a premier institution, the Faculty seeks to achieve excellence in teaching and research.
of APCEL (1st July 1996)
From Left - Prof Tommy TB Koh, Prof Koh Kheng Lian & Dr Parvez Hassan
APCEL was established in response to the need for
capacity-building in environmental legal education and the need for
promotion of awareness in environmental issues. It is currently working
closely with IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law, UNEP, the Asian
Development Bank, the World Bank Institute, the Singapore Ministry of
the Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other institutions
in several projects and programmes.
With the encouragement and support of the various bodies of the United Nations and other organizations, APCEL hopes to achieve its objectives and emerge as a regional centre of excellence in environmental law.
For more information about APCEL's recent activities, please refer to our News Reports