APCEL - Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law
Faculty of Law
APCEL Flagship Events
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) and (Life below Water) ‐ Marine Environment.
These events will culminate the Fourth Asia Environment Lecture. The speaker will be Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute.
THE LECTURE SERIES
Environmental sustainability is
multi-dimensional and all nations face
challenges in their efforts to achieve the
Sustainable Development Goals. The Asia
Environment Lecture is a joint initiative of
the National University of Singapore’s
Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL)
at the Law Faculty, and two
multi-disciplinary programmes in NUS
focussing on the environment – the M.Sc.
(Environmental Management) [MEM] and the
Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES).
This series of Lectures, which started in
2013, provides an unique opportunity to hear
from world leaders in the environment field,
with particular focus on achieving a
sustainable environment in Asia. The Lecture
is generously supported by City Developments
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).
of APCEL (1st July 1996)
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.