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Who cares about polar bears?

CNA produced a documentary featuring LKYCIC research fellow Dr Samuel Chng on the psychology of climate inaction. The show has a tongue-in-cheek title, 'Who cares about polar bears', which alludes that the climate inaction we face today is partly because we find it challenging to relate to climate change. Here, we explored cognitive biases underlying our climate inaction using a series of social experiments and activities for the public audience. This was informed by ongoing research conducted by Dr Samuel Chng and Dr Harvey Neo in the Urban Psychology Lab and the Programme on Urban Environmental Sustainability at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at SUTD. Our current batch of MUSPP students also participated in the filming! The documentary is available here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/who-cares-about-polar-bears

Staff Achievement: Prof Cheong Koon Hean

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Prof Cheong Koon Hean was presented the MND Medallion on 1 Nov 2022 by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development, which acknowledges individuals who have served and contributed significantly to the Ministry of National Development.

Staff Achievement: Dr Samuel Chng

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Samuel Chng was appointed to the inaugural editorial board of the Singapore Labour Journal, a first-of-its-kind labour journal published by the National Trades Union Congress that combines peer-reviewed academic papers and practitioners’ insights to reflect on current labour issues, reimagine new approaches and restrategise the way forward for unions in Singapore and the world.

Staff Achievement: Dr Belinda Yuen

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Belinda Yuen has been appointed to Milan Pact Awards 2022 evaluation committee by city of Milan. She is also science reviewer in WWTF- Vienna Science and Technology Fund (Austria) in field of public health.

Staff Achievement: Dr Harvey Neo

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Harvey Neo has been appointed to the Research Advisory Panel of the Housing Development Board with effect from 1 December 2021. The seven member panel provides inputs to the research agenda of HDB and lends its expertise in various key research projects that are relevant to HDB’s mission and operations.

Staff Achievement: Dr Harvey Neo

LKYCIC is pleased to announce that Dr Harvey NEO has been appointed the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities: Cities in the Global South, with effect from 1 April 2021. In addition, he has also been appointed to the editorial boards of Geoforum (with effect from 30 June 2021) and Progress in Environmental Geography (with effect from 1 June 2021).

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