SMU Associate Professor of Urban Climate and Lee Kong Chian Fellow Winston Chow was on 27 July elected Co-Chair for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) Cycle Bureau - making him the first Singaporean to take up the role. As a developing country co-chair, Assoc Prof Chow will contribute to Working Group II, which focuses on climate change impact and adaptation measures – as part of its seventh assessment report cycle. He has been a principal investigator for the multi-institute Cooling Singapore initiative since 2017, and leads interdisciplinary research on how Singapore’s urban climate risks will change as its climate warms. Assoc Prof Chow said that he was honoured to have been elected, and that the appointment is a testament to the strong faith many countries have in his capacity to lead this body in assessing global climate change impacts and adaptation over the next several years. He stressed that solutions to the climate crisis cannot be “ad hoc or piecemeal”, and that successful climate resilience that strengthens global climate action requires inclusivity and collaboration both within and beyond the IPCC community.
Associate Professor Winston Chow leads interdisciplinary research on how Singapore’s urban climate risks will change as its climate warms. (PHOTO: MSE)
The Straits Times
28 Jul 2023
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