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Purpose

Within the context of a growing commitment in Singapore and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to sustainability planning and policies that are transdisciplinary, transboundary, fully integrated, and forward looking, NTU's Sustainable Earth Office (SEO) is organising S3 (Singapore Sustainability Symposium) to commence a Singapore-based, international platform for sustainability thought leadership in research and innovative solutions. Within this context, the symposium will also have a Singaporean flavour, including a special interest in the challenges faced by cities and urbanisation, and with S3 serving as a supporting resource for the Singapore World Cities Summit (WCS, to be next held June 2014). 

Description

The Singapore Sustainability Symposium (S3) will be small in size (100 to 120 participants), highly interactive, and high profile. This symposium is action-oriented, and designed to make visible impacts. In order to create an interactive and intense discussion process, S3 will operate over it's two and a half days by focusing on discussion driven by a main table and supported by delegates from the surrounding tables. Specifically, each session will have an active Chair to preside over main table short presentations from several different disciplinary perspectives on the main conference themes: (1) innovation and technology(2) incentives and disincentives; (3) governance, regulations, and legal frameworks. These presentations at the main table are designed to start a process, and a moderated discussion and debate will follow by including all delegates and by focusing on cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary issues and opportunities. 

Event Programme

Opening
Speech

Opening Remarks

  • Speaker :
  • Prof Alexander J.B. Zehnder
  • Affilations :
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Nanyang Technological University

Setting the Scene

  • Speaker :
  • Kerry Sieh
  • Affilations :
  • Nanyang Technological University
Block
1

Innovation and Technology

  • Speaker :
  • David Runnalls
  • Affilations :
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation

Creating Livable and Sustainable Cities

  • Speaker :
  • Liu Thai Ker
  • Affilations :
  • Centre for Liveable Cities

The 2000-Watt Society

  • Speaker :
  • Alexander J.B. Zehnder
  • Affilations :
  • Nanyang Technological University

Urban Water Planning and Infrastructure

  • Speaker :
  • Tan Gee Paw
  • Affilations :
  • Public Utilities Board of Singapore

Energy-Food-Water-Climate Nexus

  • Speaker :
  • Arunabha Ghosh
  • Affilations :
  • Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India

Commercialisation and Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Speaker :
  • Subodh Mhaisalkar
  • Affilations :
  • Nanyang Technological University
Block
2

Economics and Financial Incentives

  • Speaker :
  • Donald Low How Tian
  • Affilations :
  • LKY School of Public Policy

Subsidy Reform

  • Speaker :
  • Simon Upton
  • Affilations :
  • OECD Environment Directorate

Banking, Finance and Sustainable Investing

  • Speaker :
  • Reto Ringger
  • Affilations :
  • Globalance Bank

The Convergence of Environment and Finance: Air and Water as 21st Century Commodities

  • Speaker :
  • Richard Sandor
  • Affilations :
  • Environmental Financial Products

Developing a Green Financial System

  • Speaker :
  • Simon Zadek
  • Affilations :
  • Global Green Growth Institute

International Trade, Innovation and Opportunities

  • Speaker :
  • Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz
  • Affilations :
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Sustaining Economic Growth and the Environment

  • Speaker :
  • Euston Quah
  • Affilations :
  • Nanyang Technological University
Block
3

The Role of the Private Sector in Governing Sustainability

  • Speaker :
  • Ann Florini
  • Affilations :
  • Singapore Management University

Using the Future to Create the Present

  • Speaker :
  • Jonathon Porritt
  • Affilations :
  • Forum for the Future

Sustainability and the Challenge for Place Management

  • Speaker :
  • Christer Asplund
  • Affilations :
  • Place Consulting

International Cooperation

  • Speaker :
  • Pamela Mar
  • Affilations :
  • Fung Global Institute
Block
4

Sustainable Cities, Governance and Planning

  • Speaker :
  • Khoo Teng Chye
  • Affilations :
  • Centre for Liveable Cities

Complexity Science and Urban Scaling

  • Speaker :
  • Geoffrey West
  • Affilations :
  • Santa Fe Institute

Economic Cooperation Driving Sustainability in India

  • Speaker :
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia
  • Affilations :
  • Indian Council for Research on International Economic Cooperation (ICRIER)

Governance and Ecosystem Services, Challenges and Opportunities with Asian Urbanisation

  • Speaker :
  • Thomas Elmqvist
  • Affilations :
  • Stockholm Resilience Centre
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Committees

Local Organising Committe

  • Alexander J.B. Zehnder (NTU, Board of Trustees; Chair, Sustainable Earth Office)
  • Joy Chua (NTU, Programme Director, Sustainable Earth Office)
  • William Henry Clune (NTU, Assistant Director, Sustainable Earth Office)

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Alexander J.B. Zehnder (NTU, Board of Trustees, Chair Sustainable Earth Office)
  • Ann Florini (SMU, Professor of Public Policy; The Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow)
  • Claude Martin (International University in Geneva, Chancellor)
  • David Runnalls (Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ontario, Distinguished Fellow)
  • Geoffrey West (Sante Fe Institute, Science Board, Science Steering Committee)
  • Khoo Teng Chye (Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, Executive Director)
  • Shinan (石楠) (Urban Planning Society of China, Secretary General)
  • Simon Upton (OECD, Director of the Environment Directorate)

Organised and Sponsored by:
Nanyang Technological University
Sustainable Earth Office (SEO)
62 Nanyang Drive, Blk N1.2, #01-28, Singapore 637459
Email: joychua@ntu.edu.sg

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