The climate emergency affects all of us. It's a global issue, a human rights and equality issue, a health issue — and a survival issue. Faced with this challenge, we urgently need to come together.

The British Council’s Climate Connection is a global initiative, uniting people around the world to meet the climate challenge.

Taking place in the run up to the United Nations climate conference, COP26, it’s about sharing ideas and taking positive action together.

The British Council in Japan supports international joint research contributing to climate change, a global issue. We are supporting new trilateral research collaborations between universities in Japan, the United Kingdom, and ASEAN countries, aimed at addressing climate change.

This new research funding draws together the strengths of Japanese and UK universities, alongside their ASEAN partners, to promote energy transition.

The award is supporting four projects (50,000 GBP each) totalling 30 million Japanese yen (200,000 GBP).

These projects are being carried out for one year from April 2021, and address the topics of green transport, decarbonisation, bioenergy, and water resources risk management.

The project titles and partner institutions are as follows:

Go-GREEN: Next Generation Solder Materials for Power Electronics and Green Electric Transport
Liverpool John Moores University, Gunma University, Universiti Malaysia Perlis

A Software Framework for Optimal Decarbonisation Planning for ASEAN Countries
University of Surrey, University of Tokyo, University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus), with De La Salle University (Philippines) and Monash University (Malaysia) as associate partners

Scaling-up Indonesian Bioenergy Potential through Assessment of Wallacea’s Plant Species: Data-Driven Energy Harvesting and Community-Centred Approach
Birmingham City University, University of Tokyo, Gorontalo State University (Indonesia)

Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis
University of Southampton, Kyoto University, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Can Tho University (Vietnam)

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Innovative Approaches for Collaborative Research : UK, Japan, ASEAN initiative, Wednesday 27 October 2021, 9.30-11.30 BST 

This roundtable explored the challenges and successes of the Climate Connection trilateral grant programme which brought together researchers from ODA and non-ODA to focus on climate related research. Panellists discussed what researchers can learn from multilateral collaboration models, how they can be improved and what incentives should be put in place to bring together international research expertise to achieve maximum impact.  

Presentation of COP26 Trilateral Research projects

・Go-GREEN: Next Generation Solder Materials for Power Electronics and Green Electric Transport https://youtu.be/o3VS7tcTDh8?t=328
・A Software Framework for Optimal Decarbonisation Planning for ASEAN Countries https://youtu.be/o3VS7tcTDh8?t=1726
・Scaling-up Indonesian Bioenergy Potential through Assessment of Wallacea’s Plant Species: Data-Driven Energy Harvesting and Community-Centred Approach https://youtu.be/o3VS7tcTDh8?t=3016
・Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis https://youtu.be/o3VS7tcTDh8?t=4197

Panel discussion https://youtu.be/o3VS7tcTDh8?t=5509

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