On 3 February, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) and National University of Singapore’s Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) jointly organised a dialogue on the Paris Agreement. It was the first public event held in Singapore to discuss the recent COP21. It featured an overview presentation from ESI Research Associate Ms
. Melissa Low, and was followed by a sharing by two students of attending COP21 and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global University Climate Forum in Paris last December.
A panel discussion ensued, comprising leading practitioners in the field, including:
- Ms Melissa Low, Research Associate, Energy Studies Institute (Chair)
- Mr Thomas Bondiguel, First Secretary, French Embassy in Singapore
- Mr Yuen Sai Kuan, Director of Corporate Affairs, National Climate Change Secretariat
- Mr Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor on Global Adaptation Policy, WWF International
The event was attended by the Costa Rica Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Jairo Hernández Milián; CDL Chief Sustainability Officer Ms. Esther An; NUS Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) College Master, Professor Adekunle Adeyeye; and over 100 NUS staff, students and members of the public.