Thought Leadership

Some of the world’s leaders, and leading thinkers from NUS and overseas, regularly gather and add to the rich diversity of thoughts and ideas on our campuses, in Singapore and across the globe.
Here’s what they had to share.

From fighting climate change to illness – why mangroves are worth celebrating

From fighting climate change to illness – why mangroves are worth celebrating

Speaker: Daniel Friess 26 Jul 2022

In Singapore, we have lost many of our mangroves since the 1950s due to land reclamation and the construction of freshwater reservoirs. Given that our remaining mangroves now cover only 8.1 sq km, Associate Professor Daniel Friess from NUS’ Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who is also the Deputy Director of the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, reminds us that mangroves should be prized not only for their rich biodiversity, but also their ability to help us mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Accessible and adequate housing key to tackling homelessness

Accessible and adequate housing key to tackling homelessness

Speakers: Dr Ng Kok Hoe and Ms Jeyda Simren Sekhon Atac 26 Sep 2022