Climate Change: The Greatest Opportunity of our Age


British Council and British High Commission

in partnership with the Energy Institute and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

Proudly present:

'Climate Change: The Greatest Opportunity of our Age'

A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture featuring Professor Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change

The lecture will be moderated by Mr Edwin T.F. Khew, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) with a special introduction from the Energy Institute.

Join us as Professor Sir David King discusses and debates on what he describes as 'the greatest opportunity of our age', Climate Change.

Timings and Location:

The event will take place at the Function Hall, Level 1, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens 259569. Click here for directions

18.00 - Welcome and Registration

18.30 - Introduction from the Energy Institute

18.40 - Professor Sir David King commmences lecture

19.10 - Question and Answer Session - moderated by Mr Edwin T.F. Khew

19.30 - Networking Reception

20.30 - Event to close

If you require further information about this event, please email education@britishcouncil.org

About Professor Sir David King:

Professor Sir David King is the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. Sir David was previously the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, raising awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and instrumental in creating the Energy Technologies Institute. He was the Founding Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford. Other appointments have included the Chair of Future Cities Catapult, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Senior Scientific Adviser to UBS, and Adviser to President Kagame of Rwanda.

About Mr Edwin T.F. Khew

Er. Edwin Khew Teck Fook Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1973; 2011 UQ International Alumnus of the Year Chairman & Director, Decision Point Global Asia Pte Ltd

Er. Edwin T.F. Khew, is the Chairman & Director of Decision Point Global Asia, a global accelerator and commercialization unit of deep technology start-ups, with its HQ in Seattle USA. He is also a former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and currently the Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), the President of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), a Supervisory Board Member of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Chairman of the Singapore Standards Council. Er. Khew represents SEAS on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Energy for All Partnership’s (E4ALL) Steering Committee as its Co-Chair and Chairman of its Enterprise Development Working Group. He has an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore, a Fellow and Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK), and a professional engineer of the Professional Engineers Board, Singapore.

Er. Khew was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore during Singapore’s National Day in 2014.


For more information on the Energy Institute please visit www.energyinst.org

For more information on the Sustainable Energy Assocation of Singapore (SEAS) please visit www.seas.org.sg

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