Invitation to World Leadership Conference Competition 2011

Dear Students  (ARS1, ARS2, ARS3)
On behalf of ECO Singapore and the Singapore Delegates for the World Leadership Conference 2011, I would like to invite you to participate in the World Leadership Conference Competition 2011.



What is WLC?
The World Leadership Conference 2011 is a unique 5-day conference which aims to equip youths with relevant skills and knowledge on the issues of sustainable development and climate change. Youths from the Asia-Pacific are encouraged to engage in lively debate and think critically about the issues that are facing the region today. It is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded peers from around Asia-Pacific and to establish lasting friendships and partnerships with students and volunteers from environmental organizations in the region. It is set to be held in Singapore from the 11th to the 15th of July 2011.
Overview of Competition
Building towards WLC 2011 in July 2011, we would like to invite students from all tertiary institutions in Singapore to submit a paper on their views on any of the three proposed themes under the WLC 2011. Each group can be comprised of 1 to 3 students (maximum 3). The paper should be based on the context of Singapore, with reference to external case studies to substantiate your views.

The three proposed themes are:
1.       Energy for a Low Carbon Future
2.      Environmental Law and Governance
3.      Green Economy to Eradicate Poverty

For more information on WLC 2011 and WLC Competition, please visit
All proposal submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The best 5 papers of each theme will be showcased during WLC 2011, and the winning groups will be invited to the conference to learn and discuss pertinent issues surrounding climate change with individuals from Asia-Pacific. The winning group of each theme will also get an opportunity to present their paper during WLC 2011, as well as an exclusive chance to network with the top industry leaders of the environmental sector.
Relevant and creative ideas from the proposals submitted will also be included in the combined position paper of the Asia Pacific region, which will be showcased at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012 as well as at the immediate 17th Session on the Conference of Parties.
Deadline for Submission of Papers:         31 May 2011 (2359hrs)
Results:                                                                11 June 2011
Format of paper
The paper should include at least 500 words (excluding supporting documents and appendix) and it should be in MS Word format.  
If you are interested to participate in the WLC Competition, please register here.
Please submit your papers to by 31 May 2011, 2359 hours.
Yours Sincerely,
Singapore Delegates of the WLC 2011
About ECO
ECO, or Environment Challenge Organization, is a non-profit social enterprise which aims to establish a voluntary environmental movement, thereby creating opportunities for active involvement by Singaporean youths to instil in them a sense of commitment and awareness of environmental issues. ECO Singapore will be organizing the World Leadership Conference (WLC) in July 2011 to gather the voices of youths in the Asia Pacific region with regards to sustainable development, and this will be presented during the Rio +20 Earth Summit in 2012. 
(For more information on ECO, please visit; on WLC 2011, please visit



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