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Fireside Chat with Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change

At the closing of the recent Katowice Climate Change Conference held from 2-14 December 2018, 192 countries adopted implementation details known as the “Katowice Climate Package” or even the “Paris Rulebook” which seeks to operationalise the climate change regime in the Paris Agreement. Although some work remains to complete the full package, there is now greater certainty about global commitment to deal with climate change. As a country within Southeast Asia, Singapore is also working closely with other ASEAN Member States to take concrete climate action through joint plans and regional cooperation. This Fireside Chat will be an exciting opportunity to hear from Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change on the key outcomes of the COP24 climate negotiations, and how Singapore has galvanised regional climate action. This event is organized by the Energy Studies Institute, NUS and the National Youth Council Singapore with support from the Singapore Youth for Climate Action, Environmental Law Students Association at NUS Law and Climate Conversations.

Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: Tree Top @ *Scape, Level 5, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978






Welcome Remarks
Mr. David Chua, Chief Executive, National Youth Council


Introduction of Speaker
Ms. Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, NUS


COP24 Outcomes Sharing
Mr. Joseph Teo, Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change


Moderated Discussion
Youth Representatives from SYCA, ELSA, Climate Conversations and Youth Leaders






End of Event

Speaker Profile

Mr Joseph Teo assumed his appointment as Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change on 2 July 2018. Mr Teo is a career diplomat and held various appointments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Prior to his secondment to the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Teo was Deputy Director-General, Americas Directorate, MFA. He also served as Singapore’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2015-2018. Mr Teo was previously involved in the international climate change negotiations, having served as Singapore’s Deputy Chief Negotiator for Climate Change from 2012-2014, when he helped to coordinate the work of the Inter-Ministry Negotiating Team on all issues relating to the international climate change negotiations. Mr Teo has also held varied appointments within MFA. He served as Senior Deputy Director, International Organisations Directorate from 2011-2012. Mr Teo was also part of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Task Force, when Singapore was a non-permanent UNSC member from 2000-2012. His other assignments in MFA include stints at the Public Affairs Directorate, the ASEAN Directorate, International Economics Directorate, and the Africa and Middle East Desk.