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Research Centre Singapore

About the Research Centre

LKYSPP’s Initiative on Environment and Sustainability (IES), the first of its kind in Asia, is devoted to helping governments and private sectors close the gap between policy commitments and actual outcomes through “fit for purpose” policy analysis.

The institute’s aim is to create Southeast Asia’s leading policy think tank within with which to integrate research, teaching and outreach aimed at assisting the region’s governments, firms, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and realising their sustainability goals.

With a long term affiliation to the ESG Project, Research Centre Singapore became official in 2023.

Conveners: Benjamin William Cashore and Dr. Maitreyee Mukherjee


Recent publications

Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance

This Element develops a new Strategic Capabilities Framework for studying and steering complex socio-ecological systems. It is driven by the…

Trade and the Environment: Drivers and Effects of Environmental Provisions in Trade Agreements

The mushrooming of trade agreements and their interlinkages with environmental governance calls for new research on the trade and environment…

The Politics of Deep Time

Human societies increasingly interact with processes on a geological or even cosmic timescale. Despite this recognition, we still lack a…

A Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19?: Government Investment in the Energy Transition during the Pandemic

Stimulus spending to address the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to either facilitate the…