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Greetings from Singapore - T-7 days to Washington!


Melissa Low

Attending COP21 in Paris last December

Hello! My name is Melissa Low, and I was born and raised in Singapore. I am delighted to have been selected to represent Singapore at this year's Spring YSEALI Professional Fellows Program! 

A little bit about myself: I work as a Research Associate at a think-tank called the Energy Studies Institute based at the National University of Singapore. In my job, I analyze international climate change negotiations, for inclusion in monographs, internationally peer reviewed journal (IRJ) publications and op-eds in local, regional and international media channels. I also serve as the Designated Contact Point (DCP) for the National University of Singapore's participation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a Research and Independent Non-Governmental Observer Organization. In this role, I work with colleagues from the university to foster awareness on the importance of academic research on ways to address climate change, both in Singapore and in our region.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Speaking at a Roundtable on climate change at the National University of Singapore last September


 

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Melissa Low

Singapore's Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Minister Masagos Zulkifli, with myself (center) and Phoebe Swinn (student at NUS) on the sidelines of COP21 in December 2015

 

I am looking forward to meeting all YSEALI Professional Fellows and working with colleagues from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments! Safe travels and see you all soon! 

 

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