LL.B., London School of Economics
LL.M., New York University School of Law
Advocate and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore)
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Jolene’s research interests lie in global environmental governance. Her most recent research focuses on climate change law as a matter of public international and domestic law. She teaches International Environmental Law and Tort Law.
Jolene is a member of the editorial boards of Climate Law and Transnational Environmental Law. She is an associate member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and a Legal Research Fellow at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, McGill Faculty of Law. Jolene also serves on the Hong Kong Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board and the Hong Kong Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings Ordinance).
- “Assessing the Dragons Choice: The Use of Market-Based Instruments in Chinese Environmental Policy”(2004) Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Volume XVI (4), 617-655.
- “Tackling Southeast Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade” (2005) Singapore Year Book of International Law, Volume 9, 191-208.
- “Creating an Emissions Trading Scheme in Singapore” (2005) Australian Journal of Asian Law, Volume 7(2), 107-142.
- “The Land Reclamation Case: Thoughts and Reflections” (2006) Singapore Year Book of International Law, Volume 10, 1-7 (Co-authored with Tommy Koh).
- “Making Markets Work: A Review of CDM Performance and the Need for Reform” (2008) Volume 19(2) European Journal of International Law 409-442. (Co-authored with Charlotte Streck)
- “Mobilising Finance for Climate Change Mitigation: Private Sector Involvement in International Carbon Finance Mechanisms” (2009) Volume 10(1) Melbourne Journal of International Law 70-101 (Co-authored with Charlotte Streck)
- “Creating a Market for Clean Air: The Air Pollution Control (Amendment)Ordinance 2008”(2009) Volume 39(2) Hong Kong Law Journal 269-284
- “The Tseung Kwan O Landfill Controversy” (2010) Volume 40(3) Hong Kong Law Journal 537-548 (Co-authored with Yan Ki Bonnie Cheng)
- “The Environmental Regulation of Biofuels: Limits of the Meta-Standard Approach” (2011) Volume 5(1) Carbon and Climate Law Review 34-43.
- “Climate Change and the Courts”, (2012) Vol.32(1) Legal Studies pp. 35-57
- “Governing Biofuels: A Principal-Agent Analysis of the European Union Biofuels Certification Regime and the Clean Development Mechanism”,
(2012) Vol. 24(1) Journal of Environmental Law pp. 43-73
- Judicalisation of Governance? The case of Singapore in “Administrative Law and Judicalized Governance in Asia: Comparative Perspectives”, Tom Ginsburg & Albert Chen (eds.), Routledge (2008).
- Private Actors in International and Domestic Emissions Trading Schemes in “Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen and beyond”, D. Freestone & C. Streck (eds.), Oxford University Press (2009).
- Supporting Adaptation in Developing Countries at the National and Global Levels in “Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Economy”, B. Richardson, S. Wood, H. McLeod-Kilmurray & Y. Le Bouthillier (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing (2009).
- Environmental Law and Policy in China: Responding to Climate Change in “The Development of the Chinese Legal System: Changes and Challenges”, G. Yu (ed.), Routledge (2010).
- 'Climate Governance in China: Using the “Iron Hand”’ in “Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and other Localities”, Benjamin J. Richardson (ed.), Edward Elgar, 2012.
- Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World
Co-edited with K.L. Koh and L.H. Lye.
World Scientific Press, 2009.
- Climate Change Governance: Policy and Litigation in a Multi-Level System Special Issue, (2011) Volume 5(1) Carbon and Climate Law Review, Co-edited with Joanne Scott. Lexxion, 2011.
- “The Clean Development Mechanism in Southeast Asia”
Responding to the Opportunities of the Emerging Economies 2nd Annual Conference, Emerging Dynamic Global Economies Network (EDGE), Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
- “China's Environmental Policy Toolbox: A Legal Analysis”
5th Asian Law Institute Conference, 22 and 23 May 2008, Singapore.
- “Supporting Adaptation in Developing Countries at the National and Global Levels”
Climate Law in Developing Countries, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, September 26-28, 2008.
- “China, International Law and Climate Change”
88th Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association, 22-24 October 2009, New York City.
- “Climate Change and the Courts” The European Union, Climate Change and Global Environmental Governance, 13 November 2009, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh.
- “Financing Arrangements in the International Climate Change and Biodiversity Regimes”, 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Ghent, 14-17 September 2010.
- The Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Measures required for Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change in the Asia Pacific region
United Nations Environment Programme, Centre for Environmental Research, Training and Information (Sri Lanka), 2008.
- Study of the Legal Framework on Human Rights and the Environment Applicable to European Enterprises Operating Outside the European Union
Edinburgh Law School, research conducted for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Case Study: China (2010)
- “Air Pollution Control: The Current Statutory Regime”
Department of Justice, HKSAR, 2008
- “The Clean Development Mechanism”
International Bar Association/AMPLA (The Resources and Energy Law Association) Resources Law Conference Southeast Asia
18-20 February 2009
- “International Law and Climate Change: Making Carbon Markets Work”
Organised by Singapore Society of International Law and Singapore Management University, 23 July 2009, Singapore
- “Are your biofuels affixed with an approved seal? Transnational Environmental Governance through Market Power and Certification”, 28 February 2011, Genest Public Lecture, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
- “Are your biofuels affixed with an approved seal? Transnational Environmental Governance through Market Power and Certification”, 31 March 2011, Centre for Law and the Environment, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Environmental Impact Assessment in Hong Kong, 29 and 28 February 2012, Department of Justice, HKSAR
- Governing Sustainable Biofuesl: Markets, Certification and Technology
Keynote Speaker, 19-20 November 2012, Copenhagen Biofuels Research Network, Denmark
Specialized Areas: International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law