Lian Pin Koh is director of the National University on Singapore’s Centre for Nature-Based Climate Solutions.
He brings 18 years of international research experience in the field of sustainability and environmental science, having worked in institutions across Switzerland, Australia and the United States. He was formerly a Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at ETH Zurich, the Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Adelaide, and Vice President of Science Partnerships and Innovation at Conservation International Foundation.
In 2020, Koh returned to Singapore under the National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists scheme to join the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. He is the Director of the University’s Centre for Nature-Based Climate Solutions, as well as the Director of the University’s Tropical Marine Science Institute. Additionally, Koh is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in Asia, a TED-Global speaker, Founding Director of ConservationDrones.org and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is also a nominated Member of Parliament.
The Centre for Nature-Based Climate Solutions (CNCS) is a focal point for world-class research, thought leadership and education on nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region. The centre brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to produce credible, salient, and legitimate science that informs nature-based climate strategies and actions and build capacity and and empower leadership in the public, private and people sectors to respond to climate challenges and opportunities.
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