Optimism In a Time Of Uncertainty: Before The Flood

(Photo by ESI staff)

On 6 April 2017, the Energy Studies Institute jointly organised a panel discussion and film screening with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore and the National University of Singapore’s Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES). The film Before the Flood, by long time environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio was screened in commemoration of Earth Day (22 April) as well as to raise awareness about climate change from a global perspective.

Professor Chou Siaw Kiang, ESI’s Executive Director in his welcome address noted recent developments in Singapore’s climate policy and the commitment of our Government to fulfilling its pledge under the Paris Agreement. In her opening remarks, Ms. Nikolina Kulidzan, Deputy Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore highlighted the importance of bringing attention to the issue of climate change. The panel discussion saw panellists discuss the realities of climate change, the need for climate leadership in a time of uncertainty, the Paris Agreement, and their hopes for the future. 

The panel discussion comprised:
  • Ms Melissa Low, ESI Research Fellow (moderator)
  • Mr. Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor for Adaptation Policy, WWF International
  • Mr. Leon Toh, Executive Director of Damson Capital
  • Ms. Rachel Ooi, second year Environment Studies major at Yale-NUS College

The event was attended by over 70 NUS staff, students and members of the public.

(Posted on 11 April 2017)