Keynote address by Guest-of-Honour, the Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (forth from the left) at the MEM's 15th Anniversary

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9-11 NOV 2016

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).
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“Dr. Steer started the lecture by painting a sober picture of where we have been in the past and where we are now in terms of prosperity. Over the last century, the world economy had grown twenty times, and if we continue on this path, it will grow fifty times more by the end of the century. This projected growth of the world economy growing a thousand times over in 200 years is a tsunami that no environmental regulation can ever protect against. Tremendous extraction of materials from the earth and putting them elsewhere that has happened in the past requires now a shift from a linear take-make-waste economy to a more circular approach, and if we are to keep on growing, the global footprint must shrink”. See More ...

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    MEM Programme:
    Seminars and Field Trips for AY2017-2018 Semester 1
    (List will be updated from time to time for semester 1)

Date Seminars: Field Visit1
Other Events and Activities
10 August
9.00 AM
Welcome Ceremony and Inaugural Seminar
Shooting Stars & Dancing Fish – A Walk to the World We Want
-- by Attorney Antonio Oposa, Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay Award (2009)


25 August
6.00 PM

Title: Internet of Things & Smart Sustainable Cities – Micro to Macro
-- by Assoc Prof Sekhar Kondepudi, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment; MSc (Environmental Management) MEM Programme Director

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08 September
6.00 PM
Title: Taking First Steps – Sustainability Reporting Journey of a Manufacturer
-- by Ms Edris Boey, Sustainability & Compliance Manager, Hong Leong Asia, Singapore

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02 September   BL5102 Field Trip Study
(Prof Chou Loke Ming) 8.30am to 1pm
Location: Pulau Hantu, Singapore
09 September   DE5106 EIA Fieldtrip
(Mr Richard Reidinger) 8.30am to 1pm
Location: Lorong Halus Power Plant, Singapore
06 October
6.00 PM
Title: Convention of Biological Diversity in Singapore's Context
-- by Dr Ng Ngan Kee, Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

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20 October
6.00 PM
Title: The Environment and Your Money
-- by Mr Morten Strange, Independent Financial Analyst

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03 November
400 PM
Title: Fifth Asia Environment Lecture
-- by Ms Patricia Zurita, CEO, Birdlife International

For registration and more information on the lecture click AEL5
10 November Title: Biomimicry – Insights from a Sustainable World
-- by Dr. Anuj Jain, Co-Founder, Biomimicry Singapore Network & Mrs Kirtida Mekani, Director, Cistech International Pte Ltd, Co-Founder, Biommicry Singapore Network

To register for this MEM Seminar please click HERE.
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