07 December 2015
The Energy Studies Institute is the designated contact point for the National University of Singapore, which was admitted as an observer organisation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change last year at the Lima Climate Conference.
ESI Research Associates Ms Melissa Low and Mr Gautam Jindal attended the two-week Paris 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.
ESI (on behalf of NUS), in collaboration with its Office of Environmental Sustainability, accredited three students from the Yale-NUS College, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Business School. These students attended a week of the climate negotiations and will be submitting reports to ESI on their experience.
The Paris Climate Conference resulted in the adoption of a new Paris Agreement, the foremost universal climate deal that will for the first time require all participating nations to submit successive plans to reduce their emissions.