Programme Overview

The Climate Transformation Programme (CTP) aims to develop, inspire and accelerate knowledge-based solutions and educate future leaders to establish the stable climate and environment necessary for resilient, just, and sustainable Southeast Asian societies.

CTP will generate knowledge and innovation across disciplines including climate and Earth science, ecology, materials science, artificial intelligence, humanities, social sciences and the arts, finance, health, and engineering. It will also translate state-of-the-art scientific results into real world solutions for Singapore, and it will transfer these solutions to Southeast Asia (SEA) and beyond.


The research plan of CTP consists of six strategic and interlinked research clusters:

Cluster 1: Climate processes and extremes
This cluster will address key knowledge gaps in the understanding and modelling of the physical processes and impacts of climate change, with specific focus on Singapore and the equatorial SEA region.
Led by Prof. Adam Switzer, Asst. Prof. Edward Park, Assoc. Prof. Xianfeng Wang, Assoc. Prof. Winston Chow and Asst. Prof. Jingyu Wang.

Cluster 2: Climate and biodiversity
This cluster will assess climate change effects on biodiversity and carbon sequestration in SEA tropical forests and human-modified landscapes.
Led by Asst. Prof. Eleanor Slade, Assoc Prof. Ryan Chisholm, and Asst. Prof. Kim Hie Lim.

Cluster 3: Climate mitigation
This cluster will develop mineral and vegetation-based carbon dioxide removal.
Led by Prof. Simon Redfern, and Asst. Prof. Janice Ser Huay Lee.

Cluster 4: Novel engineering solutions for climate impacts
This cluster will explore engineering solutions to adapt to sea-level rise and climate-constrained water resources.
Led by Prof. Chu Jian, Asst. Prof. Perrine Hamel, and Assoc. Prof. Qin Xiaosheng.

Cluster 5. Climate and finance markets
This cluster will measure and price climate risk in financial markets, design innovative risk financing solutions to climate change, and quantify economic impact of climate policies.
Led by Prof. Xin Chang, Asst. Prof. Weikai Li, and Asst. Prof. Wenjun Zhu.

Cluster 6. Climate and human health
This cluster will predict the future impacts of climate change on human health.
Led by Assoc. Prof. Steve Yim, Assoc. Prof. Konstadina Griva, Assoc. Prof. Alex Cook, and Prof. Joseph Sung.


Three cross-cutting themes will be key enablers to integrate the individual strategic clusters:

Cross Cutting Theme 1: Sustainable societies
This theme will leverage climate research in communication, public opinion and psychology, and artistic impressions to shape public attitudes and behaviours.
Led by Prof. Shirley Ho, Prof. Edson Tandoc Jr., Prof. Thomas Schroepfer, Assoc. Prof. Sonny Rosenthal, Asst. Prof. Yong Ming Lee, Prof. Ute Meta Bauer, and Assoc. Prof. Laura Miotto

Cross Cutting Theme 2: Satellite remote sensing
This theme will map and monitor the impact and solutions of climate change in SEA.
Led by Assoc. Prof. Sang-Ho Yun, and Prof. Erick Lansard.

Cross Cutting Theme 3: Artificial intelligence
This theme will better understand climate processes, impacts and prepare for a resilient future through Machine Learning and AI.
Led by Prof. Weisi Lin, and Prof. Bo An.

Clusters and themes for the Climate Transformation Programme.
The 6 strategic research clusters and 3 cross-cutting themes of the Climate Transformation Programme.

CTP has a Stakeholder Management Plan to collaborate with representative stakeholder groups of government, industry, and community. The Stakeholder Management Plan aims to provide opportunities for cross-sector participation that offers users of the CTP both experiences and platforms that translates the research and solutions in a manner that is transferable for decision makers within their organisations.

The Stakeholder Management Plan will:
- Account for local and regional inputs and feedback;      
- Ensure representation of diverse stakeholder values, concerns, and needs;
- Conduct respectful and strategic engagement that has clear objectives, efficiently uses the time of stakeholders, and that is grounded in science-based decision making.

CTP will take a three-pronged approach to engage relevant stakeholders. The Stakeholder Management Plan has a targeted plan for each stakeholder category: 1) government, 2) industry, and 3) community groups.


CTP will build a homegrown scientific community that can respond to Singapore’s and Southeast Asia’s specific needs, providing unparalleled opportunities for advancing knowledge, building capacity in climate science and its impacts on society and the environment, and fostering excellence in environmental stewardship in undergraduate and graduate education and lifelong learning.



Funding Source

This research is supported by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, under its MOE AcRF Tier 3 Award MOET32022-0006.




Funding Years

2023 to 2030



Recruitment

We are looking for new additions to our team and would like to invite prospective PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows to join CTP. For enquiries about careers with CTP, please email ctp@ntu.edu.sg.



Principal Investigators

Benjamin HORTON

Benjamin HORTON

Director, EOS

Bo AN

Bo AN

Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU Singapore

Ute Meta BAUER

Ute Meta BAUER

Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU Singapore

Xin CHANG

Xin CHANG

Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School), NTU Singapore

Ryan A. CHISHOLM

Ryan A. CHISHOLM

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, NUS

Winston CHOW

Winston CHOW

Associate Professor of Urban Climate, SMU

CHU Jian

CHU Jian

Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU Singapore

Alex R. COOK

Alex R. COOK

Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

Konstandina GRIVA

Konstandina GRIVA

Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore

Perrine HAMEL

Perrine HAMEL

Principal Investigator

Shirley HO

Shirley HO

President's Chair Professor in Communication Studies, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU Singapore

KIM Hie Lim

KIM Hie Lim

Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Erick LANSARD

Erick LANSARD

Professor (Practice), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NTU Singapore

Janice Ser Huay LEE

Janice Ser Huay LEE

Principal Investigator

Weikai LI

Weikai LI

Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU

Weisi LIN

Weisi LIN

Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, NTU Singapore

Laura MIOTTO

Laura MIOTTO

Associate Professor (Practice), School of Art, Design and Media, NTU Singapore

Edward PARK

Edward PARK

Principal Investigator

QIN Xiaosheng

QIN Xiaosheng

Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU Singapore

Simon REDFERN

Simon REDFERN

Professor, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Sonny ROSENTHAL

Sonny ROSENTHAL

Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU Singapore

Thomas SCHROEPFER

Thomas SCHROEPFER

Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD

Eleanor SLADE

Eleanor SLADE

Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Joseph SUNG

Joseph SUNG

Distinguished University Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore

Adam SWITZER

Adam SWITZER

Principal Investigator

Edson C. TANDOC Jr.

Edson C. TANDOC Jr.

Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU Singapore

jingyu WANG

jingyu WANG

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, NTU Singapore

WANG Xianfeng

WANG Xianfeng

Principal Investigator

Steve YIM

Steve YIM

Principal Investigator

Ming Lee YONG

Ming Lee YONG

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, NTU Singapore

YUN Sang-Ho

YUN Sang-Ho

Director, Remote Sensing Lab

Wenjun ZHU

Wenjun ZHU

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Business School NTU Singapore

Collaborators

Local Collaborators
Assoc. Prof. John Abisheganaden (YYLSOM, NUS, TTSH)
Prof. Dominique Baillargeat (CNRS@CREATE)
Dr. Lauriane Chardot (EOS, NTU)
Prof. Francisco Chinesta (CNRS@CREATE)
Assoc. Prof. Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall (LKC, NTU)
Asst. Prof. David Lallemant (EOS, ASE, NTU)
Assoc. Prof. Edmond Yat-Man Lo (ICRM, CEE, NTU)
Dr. Shawn Lum (ASE, NTU)
Prof. Tso-Chien Pan (ICRM, CEE, NTU)
Prof. Sumei Sun (A*STAR I2R)

Overseas Collaborators
Prof. Nabil Ahmed (NTNU, Norway)
Dr. Mohit Arora (KCL, UK)
Prof. David J. Beerling (LC3M, UK)
Assoc. Prof. Enrico Biffis (ICL, UK)
Prof. David Burslem (UA, UK)
Assoc. Prof. Chow Ming Fai (MUM, Malaysia)
Prof. Guang-Hui Dong (SY-SU, China)
Prof. Charles Elachi (Caltech, USA)
Prof. Vanessa Evers (University of Twente, NL)
Asst. Prof. Kenichi Ito (SSS, NTU)
Prof. Marcin Kacperczyk (ICL, UK)
Assoc. Prof. Kristy H.A. Kang (ASU, USA)
Asst. Prof. Gabriel Kaprielian (CalPoly, USA)
Prof. Robert E. Kopp (Rutgers, USA)
Dr. Hervé Raimana Lallemant-Moe (UFP, French Polynesia)
Prof. Michael E. Mann (PSU, USA)
Assoc. Prof. Andrea Marinoni (UiT, Norway)
Prof. Giuliana Panieri (UiT, Norway)
Prof. Glen Reynolds (SEARRP, Malaysia)
Prof. Dietram A. Scheufele (UW, USA)
Dr. Marc Simard (NASA JPL, USA)
Asst. Prof. Lisa Chengzhu Sun (PolyU, Hong Kong)
Assoc. Prof. Pat (Jen-Feng) Yeh (MUM, Malaysia)

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