Date: 18 August 2012 (Saturday)
Venue: Nanyang Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Organised by: Sustainable Earth Office (SEO), NTU, Singapore
|Head of Centre, Dr Mely Caballero-Anthony (right), in conversation with the Permanent Secretary of MEWR, Mr Choi Shing Kwok (left), as the Chair of SEO, Prof. Alexander Zehnder looks on (middle).
The RSIS Centre for NTS Studies participated in the Sustainable Earth Peak* Launch on Saturday, 18 August, an event which officially launched NTU’s comprehensive sustainability enterprise led by the Sustainable Earth Office (SEO).
Launch activities included a concert and an exhibition that showcased the various projects involved in the Sustainable Earth Peak project. The event was attended by Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary from the Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).
|Centre researchers speaking to a visitor and manning the Centre’s booth.
Being involved in the Sustainable Earth Peak project, the Centre participated in the exhibition to connect with other project partners and to showcase its body of work. Centre researchers distributed policy-relevant publications on food, energy and water security and discussed with visitors the research projects the Centre has undertaken, and will be undertaking in the coming years. These include projects that focus on climate change, environmental security and natural disasters; energy and human security; and food security.
*Sustainable Earth Peak focuses on developing solutions for environmental and economic sustainability issues associated with increasing urbanisation and on working towards a sustainable metropolis. Sustainable Earth Peak leads NTU 2015’s Five Peaks of Excellence which includes Sustainable Earth, New Media, Future Healthcare, New Silk Road and Innovation Asia. NTU 2015 is a five-year strategic blueprint launched by Nanyang Technological University in 2010. The SEO was established in 2011 to coordinate and support the university’s sustainability programming efforts.