Image: (L-R) Prof Benjamin Horton, Director, EOS, Prof Luke Ong, Distinguished University Professor and Vice President (Research), NTU, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Trina Ng, PhD student, Asian School of the Environment (ASE), and EOS, Assoc Prof Susanna Jenkins, Associate Chair (Faculty), ASE.
NTU Singapore is launching a S$50 million interdisciplinary climate research programme, the Climate Transformation Programme (CTP), to investigate climate change.
The new initiative was announced today at NTU’s Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) 15th Anniversary Celebration at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, which was attended by Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu.
Hosted by EOS and funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education, CTP’s mission is to develop, inspire and accelerate knowledge-based solutions, and to educate future leaders to establish the stable climate and environment necessary for a resilient and sustainable Southeast Asia.
CTP will be the first research programme to bring together researchers across many different disciplines at NTU, other local autonomous universities such as the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design, and research centres across the globe.
Its unique offering as an interdisciplinary research programme allows scientists to coordinate, collaborate, and draw on each other’s research expertise for mutual benefits. It also has an ambitious stakeholder engagement plan through which researchers will work collaboratively with government agencies, industry partners and communities to provide opportunities for cross-sector participation and to translate the research and solutions for each group.