APCEL - Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

Faculty of Law

ASEAN WEN/APCEL/UNODC Regional Stakeholders Law & Policy Workshop on Wildlife Crime, 8 – 10 December 2014, Faculty of Law, NUS
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.

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.
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APCEL Flagship Events

Conference on Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals – Environmental Law, Policy and Management, 9 to 11 November 2016, Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, NUS Kent Ridge Campus

The Fourth Asia Environment Lecture 2016 by Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute, 11 November 2016, Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, NUS Kent Ridge Campus




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