Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian named Environmental Lawyer of the Year (ASEAN) 2020

Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian from NUS Faculty of Law, has been named the Environmental Lawyer of the Year (ASEAN) for 2020 by the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL). Prof Koh was recognised for her 25-year commitment to the Environmental Rule of Law, for her outstanding scholarship in environmental law, and for the promotion of the concept of ASEAN Environmental Law.

An NUS Law alumna, Prof Koh was instrumental in introducing ASEAN environmental law at NUS in 1994 and has produced over 200 papers on wide-ranging environmental law topics.

First in the region, the NUS Law’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), co-founded by Prof Koh in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 1996, has become a reputed centre of excellence for capacity building in environmental law.

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