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Carbon Pricing Bill Commentary: The Pathway to Paris - On Our Way!

Mr. Eric Bea and Ms. Sarah Lu
Vice-President and Research Director of the
Environmental Law Students Association, NUS Law

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
3.30 pm to 5.00pm
ESI Conference Room
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block A, #10-01, Singapore 119620

Please send us your name, organization and email address via the ESI website here. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Jan Lui at 6516 2000.

Synopsis

In line with Singapore’s Climate Action Plan, the Singapore Government announced its intent to implement a carbon tax on the emission of greenhouse gases at the 2017 Budget, with the aim of meeting Singapore's Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. The Government has since drafted enabling legislation in the form of the Carbon Pricing (Draft) Bill (CPB). An ad-hoc Joint Working Group on Carbon Pricing (JWG) was convened by the Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA), NUS Law, and included members from the NUS Bachelor of Environment Studies Student Committee; I’dECO, Yale -NUS College, and the Asian School of the Environment Club, Nanyang Technological University. This presentation will showcase research highlights from the JWG’s paper on the CPB, including 14 recommendations to further promote accountability, transparency, and efficiency in the implementation of Singapore’s carbon tax regime, which will begin in 2019.

About the Speakers

Mr. Eric Bea is a 3rd year LLB student at NUS Law. He is the Vice-President (Administration) of the Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA), an interest group under the NUS Law Students Club which develops future environmental law leaders and pioneers. Additionally, he is also the Chief Editor of the ELSA ournal, which serves as a platform for ELSA members to develop their expertise in environmental law topics.






Ms. Sarah Lu is a 1st year LLB student at NUS Law. She is the Research Director of ELSA, and the Editor of the ELSA Journal. In that position, she is also the Chair of the Legislation Project in ELSA, which seeks to develop and propose new legislation for environmental protection in Singapore, as well as engaging in environmental law advocacy through collaborations with fellow environmentalists.