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ESI – NUS Office of Environmental Sustainability Post-Paris COP21 Dialogue



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.