At the recent Lima Climate Conference (1-12 December 2014), the National University of Singapore (NUS) was formally admitted as an observer organization to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). The full list of admitted organizations is available in document FCCC/CP/2014/4
. ESI is the designated contact point for NUS, taking on the responsibility as the official channel for the exchange of information with the UNFCCC secretariat, including but not limited to receiving official notifications, nominating representatives for sessions, matters related to side events and exhibits or other session-related activities.
Professor SK Chou, ESI Executive Director and Ms. Melissa Low, Research Associate, attended Week 1 of the two-week Lima Climate Conference. They engaged with the Research & Independent Non-Governmental Organization (RINGO) constituency and discussed ways to enhance research collaboration around policy and technological solutions to address climate change.
The Lima Climate Conference culminated in the Lima Call for Climate Action, an early stage draft negotiating text for a Paris agreement expected to be signed in December 2015. ESI looks forward to engaging with the international research community and further participation in the UNFCCC process leading up to Paris and beyond.