The BES mission
- BES fosters an interdisciplinary method of identifying, analyzing and solving environmental challenges.
- BES strives to develop environmental leaders: agents of change who are passionate about the environment, scientifically informed on the issues, and creative in generating solutions and opportunities.
- BES promotes the personal development of environmental ethics that, while recognizing tradition, culture and heritage, are fundamentally based on science.
- BES strives to reconstitute human-environment bonds through diverse pedagogy, leading to a greater appreciation and conservation ethos—not only for within Singapore but also regionally.
- BES seeks to create regional advocates for the environment. We want students to look outside Singapore and use their prodigious talents to contribute to environmental conservation and management in the Asian region and beyond. We view this as a necessary type of technology transfer from a developed country to its developing neighbors.
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Synopsis “I wish you would use all means at your disposal – films, expeditions, the web, new submarines – to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and…
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The way we use water is shaped by social and cultural norms. And if you ask the average person why and how they use water, you will find interesting and varied responses, no doubt. This is a vital point to consider when Singapore’s policymakers…
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Audrey Tan from the Straight Times asks important questions regarding the annual haze. Read more at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/can-s-e-asia-be-haze-free-by-2020
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This week, world leaders are meeting in Paris to discuss how to combat climate change.
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Synopses The Challenge of Dengue and other Vector-borne Diseases in Singapore, A/P Ng Lee Ching Singapore has been confronted by the emergence and re-emergence of several important vector-borne diseases (such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria),…
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Overview The environmental underpinnings and implications of development have long been the focus of international attention, and certainly since 1983 when the General Assembly of the United Nations formed the World Commission on Environment…