Fireside Chat with Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change

  • Apr 12, 2019

(Photo courtesy of the National Youth Council Singapore)On Wednesday 6 March 2019, the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore (ESI) and National Youth Council Singapore (NYC) co-hosted a Fireside Chat with Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Mr Joseph Teo. The event was part of INSPIRIT, a community platform initiated by NYC in 2012, to bring young working adults together to advocate for youth interest on national issues. The event was supported by Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA), Environmental Law Students Association at NUS Law (ELSA), and Climate Conversations, and provided an opportunity for youths to learn more about the recent UN Climate Change Conference that was held in Katowice, Poland in from 2-15 December 2018, and how Singapore has galvanized regional climate action. Mr David Chua, Chief Executive Officer of NYC and Ms Melissa Low, ESI Research Fellow delivered brief opening remarks, highlighting how collaborative action and partnerships are critical for more meaningful consultation and an overall better understanding of the Government's environmental policy consideration. Mr Joseph Teo highlighted the components of the Paris Agreement and the Katowice Climate Package, and shared what Singapore is doing at the international, regional and national front to address climate change. He was joined by a youth panel session which featured two representatives who attended the last UN Climate Change Conference; Ms. Carol Yuen from ELSA who was a representative of NUS at COP24, and Ms. Swati Mandloi from SYCA. The session was moderated by Mr. Kok Ann Ng, who represented Climate Conversations.The event was attended by 60 participants, comprising mainly of youth leaders and young working professionals. (Posted on 07 March 2019)