APCEL - Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

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Celebrating APCEL’S 20TH Anniversary

 

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 from 9 to 11 November 2016.  Please click HERE for the conference programme.

 

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.

 


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 and Advisory Committee Co-Chair of APCEL.
 

Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, (LLB (Hons) NUS Class of 2001) graced the event as APCEL’s guest-of-honour and delivered the opening remarks on 10th November.

 


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

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.


Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli delivered the opening address at the MEM’s celebrations on 11th November 2016.

About APCEL
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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