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Connecting the Arctic & Asia through Climate Actions and Sustainable Development

Conference & Exhibition
"Touched by the Cold"

This event is part of the Voilah! French Festival

Conference:  Connecting the Arctic & Asia through Climate Actions and Sustainable Development

Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018 [This is an invitation-only event]

Location: Gardens by the Bay, Cannonball Room


5pm - 5.30pm: Registration/ Arrival of guests
5.30pm - 7.00pm: Conference
7.00pm  -  8.00pm: Visit of the exhibition “Touched by the cold” by Michel Rawicki and cocktail reception
HE Marc ABENSOUR / Ambassador of France
HE Barbara PLINKERT / EU Ambassador to Singapore
Amy HING / Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources
Mikaa MERED / Professor – ILERI - Free Institute of International Relations Studies, France
"How the melting Arctic affects Pacific Rim economies: a climate leadership perspective"
Philip ANDREWS-SPEED / Senior Principal Fellow - ESI NUS - Energy Study Institute, Singapore
“The Southeast Asia – Arctic - Climate Nexus: An Energy Perspective”


Mikaa Mered is Professor of Arctic and Antarctic Economics and Geopolitics, and Head of the MPI degree programme in International Project Management applied to Environmental Cooperation for the French Overseas Territories, at the Free Institute of International Relations Studies (ILERI) in Paris, France. Mikaa is a member of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research's Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group. He also contributes as external expert on the Arctic to the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency. Formerly an advisor on Polar affairs to the chairwoman of the Bureau of the French National Coastal and Ocean Council (CNML), and after 7 years as a consultant in the field of Polar affairs, his current lecturing and research activities focus on the impact of climate change on the governance and geotechnopolitics of the Arctic, Antarctic and French Overseas territories, as well as the impact of the emergence of such territories on the global energy, minerals, data and shipping markets.

Dr Philip Andrews-Speed is a Senior Principal Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. He has 35 years in the field of energy and resources, starting his career as a mineral and oil exploration geologist before moving into the field of energy and resource governance. Until 2010 he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. His main research interest is the political economy of energy and resource governance, at national, regional and global scales. Recent books include “China, Oil and Global Politics”, “The Governance of Energy in China: Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy”, and “Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals”.