Programme Schedule

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18.11.22 | 14:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Closing Ceremony

Latest
17.11.22 | 16:00

From Ideas to Action: Scaling Climate Solutions through Partnerships

Latest
17.11.22 | 14:00

Introduction of the Sustainability Action Package and Taster Workshop by McKinsey

Latest
17.11.22 | 12:00

Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) - Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Side-Event

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17.11.22 | 10:30

Navigating the International Advisory Opinions on Climate Change

Live

More insightful sessions coming up, stay tuned!

Latest
18.11.22 | 14:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Closing Ceremony

Latest
17.11.22 | 16:00

From Ideas to Action: Scaling Climate Solutions through Partnerships

Latest
17.11.22 | 14:00

Introduction of the Sustainability Action Package and Taster Workshop by McKinsey

Latest
17.11.22 | 12:00

Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) - Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Side-Event

Latest
17.11.22 | 10:30

Navigating the International Advisory Opinions on Climate Change

10:00 - 13:00

16:00 - 19:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Youth Hackathon

Hackathon, Panel Discussion

In partnership with the Prime Minister's Office Singapore, EB Impact will host the COP27 Youth Climate Hackathon (CYCH) at the Singapore Pavilion. Welcoming youths from across the globe to participate in problem-solving sessions and discussions around the key pillars at the forthcoming COP27. The CYCH is designed to bring youths' voices to be heard, share their knowledge and opinions, and exchange innovative solutions to address the most pressing sustainability and climate-related challenges they face in their home countries.

Hackathon:

The CYCH is open to all youths attending COP27.

Panel Discussion:

Emcee:

Dian S Anderson, Associate Director, EB Impact

Panellists:

Swati Mandloi, Member, Youth Delegate, Youth for Climate Action

Zihan Xuan, Youth Delegate, Youth Delegate COP27 Egypt

Moderator:

Liang Lei, Correspondent, Eco-Business

Click to watch session


14:00 - 15:30

20:00 - 21:00

Working Within and Outside the System

Panel Discussion

A showcase of youth activism in Singapore, as well as pushing the boundaries of political advocacy.

Panellists:

Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Rishika Selvan, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Woo Qiyun, Environmental Communicator, The Weird and Wild

Terese Teoh, Youth Delgate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Moderator:

Kate Yeo, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Click to watch session


16:00 - 16:40

22:00 - 22:40

Insights: Towards a Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Built Environment

Fireside Chat

The real estate and built environment sector support cities in achieving net-zero ambitions and building a climate-resilient future. This includes efforts to green our buildings, enhance energy efficiencies and invest in sustainable innovations. This session hopes to share insights from CapitaLand on actions for a sustainable and climate-resilient built environment.

Speaker:

Vinamra Srivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitaLand

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

Click to watch session


18:00 - 19:30

00:00 - 01:30

Pavilion Launch Event, Media Event, Partners Event

Panel Discussion

Join us for the launch event of the COP27 Singapore Pavilion and light refreshments.

Speakers:

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Panellists:

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Vinamra Srivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitaLand

Woo Qiyun, Environmental Communicator, The Weird and Wild

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 16:00 13:00 19:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Youth Hackathon

Click to watch session

Hackathon, Panel Discussion

In partnership with the Prime Minister's Office Singapore, EB Impact will host the COP27 Youth Climate Hackathon (CYCH) at the Singapore Pavilion. Welcoming youths from across the globe to participate in problem-solving sessions and discussions around the key pillars at the forthcoming COP27. The CYCH is designed to bring youths' voices to be heard, share their knowledge and opinions, and exchange innovative solutions to address the most pressing sustainability and climate-related challenges they face in their home countries.

Hackathon:

The CYCH is open to all youths attending COP27.

Panel Discussion:

Emcee:

Dian S Anderson, Associate Director, EB Impact

Panellists:

Swati Mandloi, Member, Youth Delegate, Youth for Climate Action

Zihan Xuan, Youth Delegate, Youth Delegate COP27 Egypt

Moderator:

Liang Lei, Correspondent, Eco-Business

14:00 20:00 15:30 21:00

Working Within and Outside the System

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

A showcase of youth activism in Singapore, as well as pushing the boundaries of political advocacy.

Panellists:

Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Rishika Selvan, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Woo Qiyun, Environmental Communicator, The Weird and Wild

Terese Teoh, Youth Delgate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Moderator:

Kate Yeo, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

16:00 22:00 16:40 22:40

Insights: Towards a Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Built Environment

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

The real estate and built environment sector support cities in achieving net-zero ambitions and building a climate-resilient future. This includes efforts to green our buildings, enhance energy efficiencies and invest in sustainable innovations. This session hopes to share insights from CapitaLand on actions for a sustainable and climate-resilient built environment.

Speaker:

Vinamra Srivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitaLand

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

18:00 00:00 19:30 01:00

Pavilion Launch Event, Media Event, Partners Event

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Speakers:

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Panellists:

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Vinamra Srivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer, CapitaLand

Woo Qiyun, Environmental Communicator, The Weird and Wild

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

15:15 - 16:25

21:15 - 22:25

Enhancing Cities' Liveability and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change

Panel Discussion

Cities are at the forefront to address the climate crisis and inaction is not an option. Even as we do so, we need to ensure our cities remain liveable and sustainable. But how can we do so? This panel hopes to share insights on how cities can enhance liveability and sustainability in the face of climate change while exploring future possibilities in climate resilient development and regenerative designs and principles.

Panellists:

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Assoc Prof Winston Chow, Singapore Management University and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network

James Lam, Managing Director, Coastal Engineering, Infrastructure Division, Surbana Jurong

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

Click to watch session


16:45 - 17:45

22:45 - 23:45

City Focus: Climate Resilience Lessons from Cities Worldwide

Panel Discussion

Cities are key actors to drive actions and collaborations. With anticipated growth in urbanisation, the role of cities to address the existential challenge of climate change has never been more important. This panel, through a collaboration with the Resilient Cities Network, hopes to share insights and experience in building climate resilience and inspire a climate resilient future through city leaders and financial institutes from Athens, Monterrey, and Singapore.

Panellists:

Eleni Myrivili, Senior Advisor for Resilience and Sustainability, Athens, Greece

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Eric Lim, Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank

Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

Click to watch session


18:00 - 19:00

00:00 - 01:00

Developing Climate Resilient Cities in Asia: The How's, Why's and So What's

Panel Discussion

A 1.5°C future require urgent, scalable action by numerous global stakeholders including those based in cities and settlements. In Asia, where urbanisation rates will significantly increase over the next 30 years, the concentrations of people and key infrastructure will lead to increased climate risks, but paradoxically, also increases the potential for Asian cities to enable climate resilient outcomes to occur.

How can Asian cities reduce biodiversity losses, climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions, while attaining sustainable development outcomes? We invite you to attend this panel comprising of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors who will present the principles of climate resilient development, explain why they are important in Asian cities, and discuss how can be achieved through policies and involvement of multiple municipal agencies and stakeholders.

Panellists:

Assoc Prof Zelina Zaiton, Universiti Putra Malaysia and IPCC Working Group II Coordinating Lead Author

Chandni Singh, Senior Research Consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

Prof Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology and IPCC Working Group III Coordinating Lead Author

Moderator:

Assoc Prof Winston Chow, Singapore Management University and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
15:15 21:15 16:25 22:25

Enhancing Cities' Liveability and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Cities are at the forefront to address the climate crisis and inaction is not an option. Even as we do so, we need to ensure our cities remain liveable and sustainable. But how can we do so? This panel hopes to share insights on how cities can enhance liveability and sustainability in the face of climate change while exploring future possibilities in climate resilient development and regenerative designs and principles.

Panellists:

Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Assoc Prof Winston Chow, Singapore Management University and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network

James Lam, Managing Director, Coastal Engineering, Infrastructure Division, Surbana Jurong

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

16:45 22:45 17:45 23:45

City Focus: Climate Resilience Lessons from Cities Worldwide

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Cities are key actors to drive actions and collaborations. With anticipated growth in urbanisation, the role of cities to address the existential challenge of climate change has never been more important. This panel, through a collaboration with the Resilient Cities Network, hopes to share insights and experience in building climate resilience and inspire a climate resilient future through city leaders and financial institutes from Athens, Monterrey, and Singapore.

Panellists:

Eleni Myrivili, Senior Advisor for Resilience and Sustainability, Athens, Greece

Cindy Khoo, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Eric Lim, Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank

Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico

Moderator:

Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore

18:00 00:00 19:00 01:00

Developing Climate Resilient Cities in Asia: The How's, Why's and So What's

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

A 1.5°C future require urgent, scalable action by numerous global stakeholders including those based in cities and settlements. In Asia, where urbanisation rates will significantly increase over the next 30 years, the concentrations of people and key infrastructure will lead to increased climate risks, but paradoxically, also increases the potential for Asian cities to enable climate resilient outcomes to occur.

How can Asian cities reduce biodiversity losses, climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions, while attaining sustainable development outcomes? We invite you to attend this panel comprising of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors who will present the principles of climate resilient development, explain why they are important in Asian cities, and discuss how can be achieved through policies and involvement of multiple municipal agencies and stakeholders.

Panellists:

Assoc Prof Zelina Zaiton, Universiti Putra Malaysia and IPCC Working Group II Coordinating Lead Author

Chandni Singh, Senior Research Consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

Prof Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology and IPCC Working Group III Coordinating Lead Author

Moderator:

Assoc Prof Winston Chow, Singapore Management University and IPCC Working Group II Lead Author

13:30 - 14:00

19:30 - 20:00

Redefining Transition Finance and Supporting Capital Mobilisation

Fireside Chat

To reach net zero by 2050, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030, relative to 2010 baseline levels. Estimates indicate that by 2030 an additional $1 trillion per annum will be required for clean energy investment in emerging markets and developing economies alone to put the world on track to reach net zero by 2050.

The fireside chat will touch on the current landscape of transition finance, and discuss some of key challenges in scaling transition, including how central banks and private-sector coalitions like GFANZ are addressing these challenges.

Panellists:

Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Co-Chair, GFANZ

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chair, GFANZ Asia Pacific Advisory Board

Moderator:

Hiro Mizuno, United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments

Click to watch session


14:00 - 14:30

20:30 - 20:30

Approaching the Managed Phaseout of Coal Power Generation in Asia Pacific

Panel Discussion

According to the International Energy Agency, all unabated coal-fired power generation in advanced economies need to be phased-out by 2030, and worldwide by 2040, in order to limit the long-term increase in average global temperatures to 1.5°C.

The panel aims to discuss how financial institutions can approach the early retirement of coal-fired power plants in the Asia Pacific. This topic will be explored from three angles - transition credibility (what makes a transaction a "managed phaseout"), financial viability (how are such transactions financeable for both debt and equity), and socio-economic inclusivity (how to ensure a "just" transition out of coal).

Panellists:

Meg Argyriou, Head of International and Country Context, Climateworks Centre

Koben Calhoun, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Moderator:

Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Click to watch session


14:30 - 15:00

20:30 - 21:00

Implementing the Phaseout - Opportunities and Challenges in Project Transactions

Panel Discussion

Coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) are the single largest power source for the Asia Pacific, accounting for more than 50% of the power mix. Further, CFPPs in the region are relatively young, with an average age of 10-15 years, compared to 30-40 years in Europe and North America.

The panel aims to uncover how the early retirement of CFPPs can be executed and scaled in the region by addressing "on-the-ground" implementation challenges at both the transaction and institution-level.

Panellists:

Simon Harford, Chief Executive Officer, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Moderator:

David Wong, Deputy Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Click to watch session


Supporting transition through Singapore Capital Markets

15:00 - 15:30

21:00 - 21:30

Unleashing Sustainable Capital Markets to Scale to Trillions

Ted Talk

  • Role of capital markets and exchanges in supporting climate financing: scaling billions to trillions.

  • What are the key challenges and how can these be addressed, including public markets blended finance examples that should be further scaled.

  • Showcase: Singapore Exchange as a conveyer and platform for capital markets solutions e.g. simplifying sustainability disclosures for companies with SGX ESGenome - a disclosure platform that uses technology to mitigate these variances by digitising mapping across standards, and promoting greater transparency and assurance on how this is done.

Speakers:

Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange Limited

Megan Teo, Vice President, Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange Limited

Click to watch session


15:30 - 15:50

21:30 - 21:50

Real Economy Use-cases: Translating Disparate Enterprise, Social, and Governance (ESG) Data Elements into Financing for Sustainable Projects

Ted Talk

Beyond disclosures, sectoral ESG certifications are a second key dataset for sustainable finance decision-making.

Hashstacs will showcase how ESGpedia has digitised sectoral certifications, which can then be synergised with accurate, granular data from trusted ground-up sources, to support financing of sustainable projects in a variety of sectors.

Speakers:

Benjamin Soh, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Hashstacs

Sharon Yuen, Chief Commercial Officer, Hashstacs

Click to watch session


15:50 - 16:20

21:50 - 22:20

Transition Finance Strategy - What is Credible?

Ted Talk

Context setter on transition finance plan and strategy, and how that informs financial institutions to support financing in the region and emerging markets.

What are the best practices to develop transition plans?

  • What kind of pathways can be used as referenced?

  • How to set interim and credible emissions reduction milestone?

Translation transition strategy into action - case studies of DBS transition finance lending framework.

Speakers:

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Click to watch session


16:20 - 16:50

22:20 - 22:50

Transition Finance - Strategy into Action

Fireside Chat

Role of financial institutions in supporting inclusive transition.

Collaboration with international and regional governments to scale and achieve net zero.

Sustainable and transition finance in practice - UOB sustainable lending frameworks and sustainable bonds.

Speakers:

Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank

Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Click to watch session


Enabling Impact through Green FinTech

16:50 - 18:00

22:30 - 00:00

Launch of Sustaintech Xcelerator

Launch Event

DBS will launch Sustaintech Xcelerator Cycle 2 (2023), including announcing the challenge statement and Cycle 2 timeline and solicit applications.

The Sustaintech Xcelerator Cycle 2 (2023) is a 6 month virtual accelerator focused on scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal and small and medium-sized enterprises-specific sustainability solutions

David Ding, Head of Grants, Innovation Practices and Xcelerators, Innovation Group, DBS Bank

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Candace Vinke, Senior Director, Nature-based Innovation, Verra

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Ben Rattenbury, Vice-president of Policy, Sylvera

Topher White, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Rainforest Connection

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
13:30 19:30 14:00 20:00

Redefining Transition Finance and Supporting Capital Mobilisation

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

To reach net zero by 2050, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030, relative to 2010 baseline levels. Estimates indicate that by 2030 an additional $1 trillion per annum will be required for clean energy investment in emerging markets and developing economies alone to put the world on track to reach net zero by 2050.

The fireside chat will touch on the current landscape of transition finance, and discuss some of key challenges in scaling transition, including how central banks and private-sector coalitions like GFANZ are addressing these challenges.

Panellists:

Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Co-Chair, GFANZ

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chair, GFANZ Asia Pacific Advisory Board

Moderator:

Hiro Mizuno, United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments

14:00 20:00 14:30 20:30

Approaching the Managed Phaseout of Coal Power Generation in Asia Pacific

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

According to the International Energy Agency, all unabated coal-fired power generation in advanced economies need to be phased-out by 2030, and worldwide by 2040, in order to limit the long-term increase in average global temperatures to 1.5°C.

The panel aims to discuss how financial institutions can approach the early retirement of coal-fired power plants in the Asia Pacific. This topic will be explored from three angles - transition credibility (what makes a transaction a "managed phaseout"), financial viability (how are such transactions financeable for both debt and equity), and socio-economic inclusivity (how to ensure a "just" transition out of coal).

Panellists:

Meg Argyriou, Head of International and Country Context, Climateworks Centre

Koben Calhoun, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Moderator:

Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

14:30 20:30 15:00 21:00

Implementing the Phaseout - Opportunities and Challenges in Project Transactions

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) are the single largest power source for the Asia Pacific, accounting for more than 50% of the power mix. Further, CFPPs in the region are relatively young, with an average age of 10-15 years, compared to 30-40 years in Europe and North America.

The panel aims to uncover how the early retirement of CFPPs can be executed and scaled in the region by addressing "on-the-ground" implementation challenges at both the transaction and institution-level.

Simon Harford, Chief Executive Officer, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Moderator:

David Wong, Deputy Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Supporting transition through Singapore Capital Markets
Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
15:00 21:00 15:30 21:30

Unleashing Sustainable Capital Markets to Scale to Trillions

Click to watch session

Ted Talk

  • Role of capital markets and exchanges in supporting climate financing: scaling billions to trillions.
  • What are the key challenges and how can these be addressed, including public markets blended finance examples that should be further scaled.
  • Showcase: Singapore Exchange as a conveyer and platform for capital markets solutions e.g. simplifying sustainability disclosures for companies with SGX ESGenome - a disclosure platform that uses technology to mitigate these variances by digitising mapping across standards, and promoting greater transparency and assurance on how this is done.

Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange Limited

Megan Teo, Vice President, Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, Singapore Exchange Limited

15:30 21:30 15:50 21:50

Real Economy Use-cases: Translating Disparate Enterprise, Social, and Governance (ESG) Data Elements into Financing for Sustainable Projects

Click to watch session

Ted Talk

Beyond disclosures, sectoral ESG certifications are a second key dataset for sustainable finance decision-making.

Hashstacs will showcase how ESGpedia has digitised sectoral certifications, which can then be synergised with accurate, granular data from trusted ground-up sources, to support financing of sustainable projects in a variety of sectors.

Benjamin Soh, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Hashstacs

Sharon Yuen, Chief Commercial Officer, Hashstacs

15:50 21:50 16:20 22:20

Transition Finance Strategy - What is Credible?

Click to watch session

Ted Talk

Context setter on transition finance plan and strategy, and how that informs financial institutions to support financing in the region and emerging markets.

What are the best practices to develop transition plans?

  • What kind of pathways can be used as referenced?
  • How to set interim and credible emissions reduction milestone?

Translation transition strategy into action - case studies of DBS transition finance lending framework.

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

16:20 22:20 16:50 22:50

Transition Finance - Strategy into Action

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

Role of financial institutions in supporting inclusive transition.

Collaboration with international and regional governments to scale and achieve net zero.

Sustainable and transition finance in practice - UOB sustainable lending frameworks and sustainable bonds.

Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Overseas Bank

Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, GFANZ Asia Pacific Network

Enabling Impact through Green FinTech
Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
16:50 22:50 18:00 00:00

Launch of Sustaintech Xcelerator

Click to watch session

Launch Event

DBS will launch Sustaintech Xcelerator Cycle 2 (2023), including announcing the challenge statement and Cycle 2 timeline and solicit applications.

The Sustaintech Xcelerator Cycle 2 (2023) is a 6 month virtual accelerator focused on scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal and small and medium-sized enterprise-specific sustainability solutions.

David Ding, Head of Grants, Innovation Practices and Xcelerators, Innovation Group, DBS Bank

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Candace Vinke, Senior Director, Nature-based Innovation, Verra

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Ben Rattenbury, Vice-president of Policy, Sylvera

Topher White, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Rainforest Connection

10:00 - 10:15

16:00 - 16:15

Keynote Speech

Speech

  • Moving from awareness to action - the challenge of decarbonisation and the critical importance of transition finance.

  • What should governments, central banks/regulators, financial sector and other actors (e.g. Multilateral Development Banks, philanthropic organisations) do to scale blended finance?

  • How the Monetary Authority of Singapore and NGFS' efforts (e.g. blended finance, data directory, capacity building) tie in with COP27's theme of being an implementation COP.

Speaker:

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Click to watch session


10:15 - 10:30

16:15 - 16:30

Blended Finance: $900B Potential to Meet Capital Needs for the Net Zero Transition

Ted Talk

  • Where is the capital most needed now (climate tech, adaption, mitigation etc)?

  • What are the financing gaps for global net zero transition, especially for specific regions e.g. Africa, Asia?

  • What are the key resource allocation challenges? Why is there a gap? What are the impediments?

  • How blended finance as an approach may be?

Speaker:

Oliver Tonby, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore

Click to watch session


10:30 - 10:50

16:30 - 16:50

Early Stage Innovation in Blended Finance: Design Funding

Ted Talk

How blended finance can be used to catalyse and scale investments.

What is needed to get actors across the public and private sectors to work together to scale blended finance, e.g. changes in mindset, risk appetite, method of deploying capital/funds (grants vs first loss equity, etc)? What are the challenges that need to be addressed?

The impetus for early stage design funding, how it works, and how it addresses the early stage challenges to adopting blended finance.

Share details of Convergence's design funding window + call for interest.

Speaker:

Leah Pederson, Senior Director, Market Acceleration & Design Innovation

Click to watch session


10:50 - 11:10

16:50 - 17:10

Fireside Chat

  • Recap on the key takeaways from Transition Finance Towards Net Zero and what is the plan after the conference.

  • Singapore revised 2030 NDC Targets and 2050 Net Zero Commitment and what role does the Monetary Authority of Singapore play to support these ambitions? What are some of the key initiatives we can expect to hear from the Monetary Authority of Singapore?

Speaker:

Gillian Koh Tan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator:

Oliver Tonby, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore

Click to watch session


11:10 - 12:20

17:10 - 18:20

Making Blended Finance Work: Application of Use Cases

Panel Discussion

  • Panellists to share their experiences with the use of blended finance in depth.

  • Reflections on where the opportunities and challenges in blended finance lie, taking reference to their case studies.

  • What has been done to overcome the challenges and scale this approach, to attract higher volumes of commercial financing.

Panellists:

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Mike Ng, Head, Sustainability Office, Global Wholesale Banking, OCBC Bank

Joan Larrea, Chief Executive Officer, Convergence

Marat Zapparov, Chief Executive Officer, Pentagreen Capital

Moderator:

Rebecca Abramson, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Click to watch session


Finance day
NGFS COP27 Finance Day Event

14:00 - 14:25

20:00 - 20:25

Introductory Remarks

Speech

Speaker:

Ravi Menon, Chair, NGFS

Click to watch session



14:25 - 15:05

20:25 - 21:05

Panel on Climate-related Data and Disclosure

Panel Discussion

  • Discussion on the importance of data for climate risk management and policymaking.

  • Discussion on the benefit of having global baseline standards for disclosure and the expectations for the work of the International Sustainability Standards Board, as well as the potentially varying views on this in different parts of the world.

  • Data needs of central banks and supervisors and their role in overcoming existing data shortages.

Panellists:

Sabine Mauderer, Vice Chair, NGFS

Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board

Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Japan Financial Services Agency

Mohamed Farid Saleh, Executive Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (Egypt), Vice Chair, International Organization of Securities Commissions

Moderator:

Jean Boissinot, Head, NGFS Secretariat

Click to watch session


15:05 - 15:50

21:05 - 21:50

Panel on Blended Finance

Panel Discussion

  • Blended finance has been identified as having an important role to play in terms of bridging the net zero funding gap.

  • This panel discussion will focus on key aspects of an enabling environment, lessons learnt from past projects and innovation needed, and illustrate examples of "making the system work as a system", including the role of domestic governments and regulatory agencies in catalysing private capital.

  • The panel will also share their perspectives on how demonstrative projects could be scaled with urgency.

Panellists:

Fabio Natalucci, Lead of the NGFS Handbook, International Monetary Fund

Anne Valentine Andrews, Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets, BlackRock

Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Ahmed Saeed, Vice President, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank

Moderator:

Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance

Click to watch session


15:50 - 16:20

21:50 - 22:20

Capacity Building and Training

Fireside Chat

  • Why capacity building and training are key for central banks and supervisors when it comes to addressing climate-related risks.

  • Presentation of various ongoing initiatives currently being developed by the NGFS.

Speakers:

Madelena Mohamed, Co-Chair, NGFS Task force on Capacity Building and Training

Irene Heemskerk, Head of Climate Change Centre, European Central Bank

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16:20 - 16:30

22:20 - 22:30

Concluding Remarks

Speech

Speaker:

Jean Boissinot, Head, NGFS Secretariat


16:30 - 17:00

22:30 - 23:00

Unpacking the Legal Risks of Carbon Transactions

Panel Discussion

Panel on mitigating the legal risks and harnessing opportunities of carbon transactions, throughout the carbon market ecosystem.

Nature and technology-based carbon transactions in the ASEAN region can generate top-quality carbon credits and are therefore attracting massive investment in the sector. However, carbon markets are relatively new to the region and are currently facing regulatory and legal grey areas considering carbon credits are largely unregulated, and the existing agreements are bilateral between landowners/project developers and buyers of credits. This panel will discuss the nature of these legal and regulatory risks and explore mitigation measures so carbon transactions can become smoother in the near future.

Panellists:

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Ipshita Chaturvedi, Partner, Dentons Rodyk

Moderator:

Fu Qui Jun, State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers Singapore

Click to watch session


17:00 - 18:00

23:00 - 00:00

Generating a Supply of High-Quality Credits

Panel Discussion

The growth of carbon credit markets has accelerated significantly over the past year, and is poised to grow ten-fold by 2030. The space is rapidly evolving, with broadening market diversity, new players, and increased blurring between compliance and voluntary markets.

Well-functioning international carbon markets for high-quality carbon credits can advance global climate action and support higher climate ambition. Market actors across public, private, academia, and civil societies need to work together to sustain growth and unlock new supply of high quality carbon credits that can contribute towards a shared net-zero future. Hydrogen as a low-carbon energy source is experiencing a global resurgence, but scaling up is challenging due to high cost barriers. Can carbon markets help lower costs and accelerate deployment?

Panellists:

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard

Dr Gokce Mete, Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform, South Pole

Dr Axel Michaelowa, Senior Founding Partner, Perspectives Climate Group

David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra

Moderator:

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 16:00 10:15 16:15

Keynote Speech

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Speech

  • Moving from awareness to action - the challenge of decarbonisation and the critical importance of transition finance.
  • What should governments, central banks/regulators, financial sector and other actors (e.g. Multilateral Development Banks, philanthropic organisations) do to scale blended finance?
  • How the Monetary Authority of Singapore and NGFS' efforts (e.g. blended finance, data directory, capacity building) tie in with COP27's theme of being an implementation COP.

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
10:15 16:15 10:30 16:30

Blended Finance: $900B Potential to Meet Capital Needs for the Net Zero Transition

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Ted Talk

  • Where is the capital most needed now (climate tech, adaption, mitigation etc)?
  • What are the financing gaps for global net zero transition, especially for specific regions e.g. Africa, Asia?
  • What are the key resource allocation challenges? Why is there a gap? What are the impediments?
  • How blended finance as an approach may be?

Oliver Tonby, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore
10:30 16:30 10:50 16:50

Early Stage Innovation in Blended Finance: Design Funding

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Ted Talk

How blended finance can be used to catalyse and scale investments.

What is needed to get actors across the public and private sectors to work together to scale blended finance, e.g. changes in mindset, risk appetite, method of deploying capital/funds (grants vs first loss equity, etc)? What are the challenges that need to be addressed?

The impetus for early stage design funding, how it works, and how it addresses the early stage challenges to adopting blended finance.

Share details of Convergence's design funding window + call for interest.

Leah Pederson, Senior Director, Market Acceleration & Design Innovation

10:50 16:50 11:10 17:10

Fireside Chat

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Fireside Chat
  • Recap on the key takeaways from Transition Finance Towards Net Zero and what is the plan after the conference.

  • Singapore revised 2030 NDC Targets and 2050 Net Zero Commitment and what role does the Monetary Authority of Singapore play to support these ambitions? What are some of the key initiatives we can expect to hear from the Monetary Authority of Singapore?

Panellist:

Gillian Koh Tan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator:

Oliver Tonby, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Singapore

11:10 17:10 12:20 18:20

Making Blended Finance Work: Application of Use Cases

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Panel Discussion

  • Panellists to share their experiences with the use of blended finance in depth.
  • Reflections on where the opportunities and challenges in blended finance lie, taking reference to their case studies.
  • What has been done to overcome the challenges and scale this approach, to attract higher volumes of commercial financing.

Panellists:

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Mike Ng, Head, Sustainability Office, Global Wholesale Banking, OCBC Bank

Joan Larrea, Chief Executive Officer, Convergence

Marat Zapparov, Chief Executive Officer, Pentagreen Capital

Moderator:

Rebecca Abramson, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Finance day
NGFS COP27 Finance Day Event
Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
14:00 20:00 14:25 20:25

Introductory Remarks

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Speech

Ravi Menon, Chair, NGFS

14:25 20:25 15:05 21:05

Panel on Climate-related Data and Disclosure

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Panel Discussion

  • Discussion on the importance of data for climate risk management and policymaking.
  • Discussion on the benefit of having global baseline standards for disclosure and the expectations for the work of the International Sustainability Standards Board, as well as the potentially varying views on this in different parts of the world.
  • Data needs of central banks and supervisors and their role in overcoming existing data shortages.

Panellists:

Sabine Mauderer, Vice Chair, NGFS

Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board

Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Japan Financial Services Agency

Mohamed Farid Saleh, Executive Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (Egypt), Vice Chair, International Organization of Securities Commissions

Moderator:

Jean Boissinot, Head, NGFS Secretariat

15:05 21:05 15:50 21:50

Panel on Blended Finance

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Panel Discussion
  • Blended finance has been identified as having an important role to play in terms of bridging the net zero funding gap.
  • This panel discussion will focus on key aspects of an enabling environment, lessons learnt from past projects and innovation needed, and illustrate examples of "making the system work as a system", including the role of domestic governments and regulatory agencies in catalysing private capital.
  • The panel will also share their perspectives on how demonstrative projects could be scaled with urgency.

Panellists:

Fabio Natalucci, Lead of the NGFS Handbook, International Monetary Fund

Anne Valentine Andrews, Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets, BlackRock

Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Ahmed Saeed, Vice President, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank

Moderator:

Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance

15:50 21:50 16:20 22:20

Capacity Building and Training

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

  • Why capacity building and training are key for central banks and supervisors when it comes to addressing climate-related risks.
  • Presentation of various ongoing initiatives currently being developed by the NGFS.

Madelena Mohamed, Co-Chair, NGFS Task force on Capacity Building and Training

Irene Heemskerk, Head of Climate Change Centre, European Central Bank

16:20 22:20 16:30 22:30

Concluding Remarks

Speech

Jean Boissinot, Head, NGFS Secretariat

16:30 22:30 17:00 23:00

Unpacking the Legal Risks of Carbon Transactions

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Panel on mitigating the legal risks and harnessing opportunities of carbon transactions, throughout the carbon market ecosystem.

Nature and technology-based carbon transactions in the ASEAN region can generate top-quality carbon credits and are therefore attracting massive investment in the sector. However, carbon markets are relatively new to the region and are currently facing regulatory and legal grey areas considering carbon credits are largely unregulated, and the existing agreements are bilateral between landowners/project developers and buyers of credits. This panel will discuss the nature of these legal and regulatory risks and explore mitigation measures so carbon transactions can become smoother in the near future.

Panellists:

Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Ipshita Chaturvedi, Partner, Dentons Rodyk

Moderator:

Fu Qui Jun, State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers Singapore

17:00 23:00 18:00 00:00

Generating a Supply of High-Quality Credits

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

The growth of carbon credit markets has accelerated significantly over the past year, and is poised to grow ten-fold by 2030. The space is rapidly evolving, with broadening market diversity, new players, and increased blurring between compliance and voluntary markets.

Well-functioning international carbon markets for high-quality carbon credits can advance global climate action and support higher climate ambition. Market actors across public, private, academia, and civil societies need to work together to sustain growth and unlock new supply of high quality carbon credits that can contribute towards a shared net-zero future. Hydrogen as a low-carbon energy source is experiencing a global resurgence, but scaling up is challenging due to high cost barriers. Can carbon markets help lower costs and accelerate deployment?

Panellists:

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard

Dr Gokce Mete, Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform, South Pole

Dr Axel Michaelowa, Senior Founding Partner, Perspectives Climate Group

David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra

Moderator:

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

11:00 - 12:00

17:00 - 18:00

Launch of Carbon Integrity SG

Launch Event

Tune in to the launch event of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions new research programme. Called the Carbon Market Integrity Research and Development Programme, the research will support the establishment and monitoring of high-quality nature-based carbon projects across Southeast Asia.

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session


14:00 - 15:00

20:00 - 21:00

Insights: Towards a Greener Land Transport Ecosystem

Fireside Chat

The land transport sector is Singapore's third largest source of emissions and plays an important role in climate action, holding potential for us to decarbonise the way we commute - be it public transport, private transport, cycling or simply walking. In this session, we explore the public and private sectors' perspectives in Singapore to green the land transport sector, and some of the key initiatives that stakeholders are embarking on to forward the climate agenda.

Speakers:

Foo Cexiang, Director, Futures and Transformation Division, Ministry of Transport Singapore

Jonathan Jong, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, ComfortDelGro Corporation

Click to watch session


15:30 - 16:30

21:30 - 22:30

Maritime Decarbonisation

Presentation

Over the next few years, the Maritime sector - in particular, ports and shipping - will need to act urgently to combat climate change and respond to the increasing need for the sector to decarbonise.

As a major global maritime hub, Singapore believes that we can play an important role in the maritime decarbonisation effort. To that end, we unveiled our Maritime Singapore Decarbonisation Blueprint in 2022, which outlined our approach towards the maritime green transition, and will update this progressively to reflect the concrete steps that we are taking to enable decarbonisation on both the domestic and international fronts. Come join us at this presentation to learn more about how Singapore is advancing maritime decarbonisation.

Speaker:

New Wei Siang, Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy, Sustainability Office, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

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17:00 - 18:30

23:00 - 00:30

Youth and Adaptation: Voices from the Global South

Panel Discussion

As the climate crisis looms, science is becoming clear about the impacts we will see across different aspects of our life on the planet. According to recent findings, Southeast Asia will be one of the worst affected regions given its vulnerability to rising sea levels, extreme weather events and developmental challenges.

We need concerted efforts from all stakeholders, especially the youth who will inherit the region's rich biodiversity along with the ever-increasing threats. In this event, we will aim to bring together youths attending COP to hear each other's concerns and share their aspirations for a climate-resilient world.

Panellists:

His Royal Highness the Regent of Pahang Crown Prince Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah

Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Adaptation Policy, World Wide Fund For Nature

Moderators:

Swati Mandloi, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Cheryl Lee, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Terese Teoh, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Click to watch session


Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
11:00 17:00 12:00 20:00

Launch of Carbon Integrity SG

Click to watch session

Launch Event

Tune in to the launch event of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions new research programme. Called the Carbon Market Integrity Research and Development Programme, the research will support the establishment and monitoring of high-quality nature-based carbon projects across Southeast Asia.

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

14:00 20:00 15:00 21:00

Insights: Towards a Greener Land Transport Ecosystem

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

The land transport sector is Singapore's third largest source of emissions and plays an important role in climate action, holding potential for us to decarbonise the way we commute - be it public transport, private transport, cycling or simply walking. In this session, we explore the public and private sectors' perspectives in Singapore to green the land transport sector, and some of the key initiatives that stakeholders are embarking on to forward the climate agenda.

Foo Cexiang, Director, Futures and Transformation Division, Ministry of Transport Singapore

Jonathan Jong, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, ComfortDelGro Corporation

15:30 21:30 16:30 22:30

Maritime Decarbonisation

Click to watch session

Presentation

Over the next few years, the Maritime sector - in particular, ports and shipping - will need to act urgently to combat climate change and respond to the increasing need for the sector to decarbonise.

As a major global maritime hub, Singapore believes that we can play an important role in the maritime decarbonisation effort. To that end, we unveiled our Maritime Singapore Decarbonisation Blueprint in 2022, which outlined our approach towards the maritime green transition, and will update this progressively to reflect the concrete steps that we are taking to enable decarbonisation on both the domestic and international fronts. Come join us at this presentation to learn more about how Singapore is advancing maritime decarbonisation.

New Wei Siang, Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy, Sustainability Office, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

17:00 23:00 18:30 00:30

Youth and Adaptation: Voices from the Global South

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

As the climate crisis looms, science is becoming clear about the impacts we will see across different aspects of our life on the planet. According to recent findings, Southeast Asia will be one of the worst affected regions given its vulnerability to rising sea levels, extreme weather events and developmental challenges.

We need concerted efforts from all stakeholders, especially the youth who will inherit the region's rich biodiversity along with the ever-increasing threats. In this event, we will aim to bring together youths attending COP to hear each other's concerns and share their aspirations for a climate-resilient world.

Panellists:

His Royal Highness the Regent of Pahang Crown Prince Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah

Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Adaptation Policy, World Wide Fund For Nature

Moderators:

Swati Mandloi, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Cheryl Lee, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

Terese Teoh, Youth Delegate, Singapore Youth for Climate Action

10:00 - 11:30

16:00 - 17:30

Decarbonising Logistics

Panel Discussion

To discuss the key challenges and opportunities in decarbonising supply chains - in particular within an urban environment such as Singapore. The focus will be on final mile delivery and creating emission visibility across the ecosystem to provide accurate reporting. We will also discuss electrification (and the need for renewables) and the opportunities that exist both in terms of short term impact (next 3-5 years), as well as some of the long term technology and energy solutions that will have to be developed.

Panellists:

Michelle Lee, Head of Corporate Services and Sustainability, Singapore Post Limited

Marc Allen, Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, Unravel Carbon

Yeo Zhiquan, Acting Deputy Division Director of the Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering Division, Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singapore

Moderator:

Thomas Knudson, Chairman, Toll Group

Click to watch session


12:00 - 13:00

18:00 - 19:00

Decarbonising Asia

Book Introduction and Panel Discussion

Carbonless Asia is introducing a unique book that covers the main trends and underlying opportunities in the context of the decarbonisation push in Asia, with special attention on technology, innovation and investments. A multi stakeholder panel of Singapore delegates will also share their own insights, strategies and case studies with the audience along the overall narrative of the book, moderated by the lead author of the book.

Panellists:

Charles Koh, Chief Digital Officer, Sembcorp Industries and Platform Founder, GoNetZeroTM

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Sharon Yuen, Chief Commercial Officer, Hashstacs

Moderator:

Tony Agoston Verb, Founding Partner, Carbonless Asia

Click to watch session


13:00 - 14:00

19:00 - 20:00

Investing in ClimateTech in Emerging Nations

Fireside Chat

Funding in ClimateTech is showing no sign of slowing despite the current market turmoil. However, the majority of the funding today is going to markets such as the US, China, and the EU. What about emerging nations? Rajan Anandan, managing director of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital in India and Southeast Asia, sits down for a fireside chat with Grace Sai from Unravel Carbon, which raised one of the largest seed rounds for a ClimateTech platform in Asia. They discuss the state of ClimateTech investments in emerging nations, as well as the opportunities for founders and investors in those markets.

Speakers:

Grace Sai, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unravel Carbon

Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Surge & Sequoia Capital India LLP

Click to watch session


14:30 - 15:30

20:30 - 21:30

Jatropha for Decarbonisation

Presentation

Introducing JOil's work in Jatropha, a fruit that is a non-food, low carbon footprint source material for a variety of eco-friendly industrial applications, including biofuel.

Speakers:

Narayanaswami Vasanth Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer, JOil

Mukul Dixit, Head, Downstream Research and Product Development, JOil


16:00 - 17:00

22:00 - 23:00

Fast-Tracking Decarbonisation: New Platforms and Pathways

Panel Discussion

Transformational innovations are required to accelerate global decarbonisation. We must catalyse near-term solutions such as natural climate solutions, while supporting the scaling of early stage technologies to drive decarbonisation in the longer term. New investment vehicles, radical approaches and international collaboration are critical.

This panel will showcase the breadth of decarbonisation solutions available, discuss the hurdles to scaling these innovations, and highlight the importance of new platforms and pathways in ramping up decarbonisation ambitions and actions.

Panellists:

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Meg Argyriou, Head of International, Climateworks Centre

Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy

Tyler Christie, Managing Director, Decarbonization Partners

Moderator:

Jesper Nielsen, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 16:00 11:30 17:30

Decarbonising Logistics

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

To discuss the key challenges and opportunities in decarbonising supply chains - in particular within an urban environment such as Singapore. The focus will be on final mile delivery and creating emission visibility across the ecosystem to provide accurate reporting. We will also discuss electrification (and the need for renewables) and the opportunities that exist both in terms of short term impact (next 3-5 years), as well as some of the long term technology and energy solutions that will have to be developed.

Panellists:

Michelle Lee, Head of Corporate Services and Sustainability, Singapore Post Limited

Marc Allen, Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, Unravel Carbon

Yeo Zhiquan, Acting Deputy Division Director of the Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering Division, Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singapore

Moderator:

Thomas Knudson, Chairman, Toll Group

12:00 18:00 13:00 19:00

Decarbonising Asia

Click to watch session

Book Introduction and Panel Discussion

Carbonless Asia is introducing a unique book that covers the main trends and underlying opportunities in the context of the decarbonisation push in Asia, with special attention on technology, innovation and investments. A multi stakeholder panel of Singapore delegates will also share their own insights, strategies and case studies with the audience along the overall narrative of the book, moderated by the lead author of the book.

Panellists:

Charles Koh, Chief Digital Officer, Sembcorp Industries and Platform Founder, GoNetZeroTM

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Sharon Yuen, Chief Commercial Officer, Hashstacs

Moderator:

Tony Agoston Verb, Founding Partner, Carbonless Asia

13:00 19:00 14:00 20:00

Investing in ClimateTech in Emerging Nations

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat Funding in ClimateTech is showing no sign of slowing despite the current market turmoil. However, the majority of the funding today is going to markets such as the US, China, and the EU. What about emerging nations? Rajan Anandan, managing director of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital in India and Southeast Asia, sits down for a fireside chat with Grace Sai from Unravel Carbon, which raised one of the largest seed rounds for a ClimateTech platform in Asia. They discuss the state of ClimateTech investments in emerging nations, as well as the opportunities for founders and investors in those markets.

Grace Sai, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unravel Carbon

Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Surge & Sequoia Capital India LLP

14:30 20:30 15:30 21:30

Jatropha for Decarbonisation

Click to watch session

Presentation Introducing JOil's work in Jatropha, a fruit that is a non-food, low carbon footprint source material for a variety of eco-friendly industrial applications, including biofuel.

Narayanaswami Vasanth Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer, JOil

Mukul Dixit, Head, Downstream Research and Product Development, JOil

16:00 22:00 17:00 23:00

Fast-Tracking Decarbonisation: New Platforms and Pathways

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Transformational innovations are required to accelerate global decarbonisation. We must catalyse near-term solutions such as natural climate solutions, while supporting the scaling of early stage technologies to drive decarbonisation in the longer term. New investment vehicles, radical approaches and international collaboration are critical.

This panel will showcase the breadth of decarbonisation solutions available, discuss the hurdles to scaling these innovations, and highlight the importance of new platforms and pathways in ramping up decarbonisation ambitions and actions.

Panellists:

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Meg Argyriou, Head of International, Climateworks Centre

Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy

Tyler Christie, Managing Director, Decarbonization Partners

Moderator:

Jesper Nielsen, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

10:30 - 12:00

16:30 - 18:00

Transforming Food Systems: Decarbonising Rice

Panel Discussion

Rice cultivation contributes 10% of global man-made methane emissions, and up to one-third of the region's methane emissions in Southeast Asia where rice is a staple food. Transition to sustainable rice farming is essential to the net zero transition, and cost-effective and proven solutions to reduce rice emissions are ready for deployment.

This panel brings together various stakeholders across research, industry and investment to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities to improving the sustainability of rice cultivation.

Panellists:

Dr Shailendra Mishra, Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital, Olam

Dr Ramachandran Srinivasan, Senior Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Ashley Chan, Director, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Moderator:

Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Founder and Leader, Global Sustainability and Responsibility Practice, Bain & Company

Click to watch session


12:00 - 13:00

16:00 - 17:00

Sustainable Global Nutrition

Panel Discussion

Climate change, food wastage, and a growing population threaten the sustainable access to food, and more importantly nutrition. Efficiency and innovation are needed to ensure a sustainable global food production system for humans. This panel discusses how enterprises are finding innovative solutions and platforms to increase the access to sustainable nutrition.

Panellists:

Zac Toh, Co-Founder, City Sprouts

Sean Tan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Insect Feed Technologies

Fengru Lin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TurtleTree

Moderator:

Vanessa Paranjothy, Founder, Freedom Cups

Click to watch session


13:00 - 14:00

19:00 - 20:00

Moving from Measurement to Material Decarbonisation

Fireside Chat

Lia Nicholson, Julie Greene and Felipe Daguila will discuss and share initial insights about COP27 trends in sustainability and decarbonisation and what corporations and governments should do next to push for implementation.

Speakers:

Julie Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer, Olam Agri

Felipe Daguila, Chief Commercial Officer, Terrascope

Lia Nicholson, Climate Negotiator and Senior Advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Click to watch session


14:00 - 15:30

20:00 - 21:30

Alternative Proteins: Boosting Sustainable Food Security Resilience through Science

Panel Discussion

Increasing climate-related threats, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, have sent shocks across global supply chains. With a growing global population, rising to nearly 10 billion by 2050, how do we ensure a steady supply to feed the world sustainably? As global protein demand continues to rise, greater public-private partnerships in agri-tech like alternative proteins present a viable blueprint to help nations diversify their portfolios to boost overall food security and resilience. Organised and moderated by the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific, the panel brings together pivotal players from the government and industry to share their expert insights on the latest novel food technologies, regulations, and opportunities in the sector.

Panellists:

Low Teng Yong, Branch Head for Risk Assessment and Communications, Singapore Food Agency

Elaine Cheung, Chief Financial Officer, Nurasa

Manuel Bossi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Growthwell Foods

Max Rye, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Turtletree

Josh Tetrick, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Eat Just

Moderator:

Mirte Gosker, Managing Director, Good Food Institute Asia Pacific

Click to watch session


17:30 - 19:30

23:00 - 01:30

Joint Food Resilience Event

Reception

Food resilience and security is vital in the face of climate change. This event explores Singapore and Egypt's respective initiatives to overcome challenges to food security through a Ministerial panel discussion, followed by an alternative foods tasting session.

Panellists:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Moderator:

Mirte Gosker, Managing Director, Good Food Institute Asia Pacific

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:30 16:30 12:00 18:00

Transforming Food Systems: Decarbonising Rice

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Rice cultivation contributes 10% of global man-made methane emissions, and up to one-third of the region's methane emissions in Southeast Asia where rice is a staple food. Transition to sustainable rice farming is essential to the net zero transition, and cost-effective and proven solutions to reduce rice emissions are ready for deployment.

This panel brings together various stakeholders across research, industry and investment to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities to improving the sustainability of rice cultivation.

Panellists:

Dr Shailendra Mishra, Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital, Olam

Dr Ramachandran Srinivasan, Senior Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Ashley Chan, Director, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Moderator:

Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Founder and Leader, Global Sustainability and Responsibility Practice, Bain & Company

12:00 18:00 13:00 17:00

Sustainable Global Nutrition

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion Climate change, food wastage, and a growing population threaten the sustainable access to food, and more importantly nutrition. Efficiency and innovation are needed to ensure a sustainable global food production system for humans. This panel discusses how enterprises are finding innovative solutions and platforms to increase the access to sustainable nutrition.

Panellists:

Zac Toh, Co-Founder, City Sprouts

Sean Tan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Insect Feed Technologies

Fengru Lin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TurtleTree

Moderator:

Vanessa Paranjothy, Founder, Freedom Cups

13:00 19:00 14:00 20:00

Moving from Measurement to Material Decarbonisation

Click to watch session

Fireside Chat

Lia Nicholson, Julie Greene and Felipe Daguila will discuss and share initial insights about COP27 trends in sustainability and decarbonisation and what corporations and governments should do next to push for implementation.

Julie Greene, Chief Sustainability Officer, Olam Agri

Felipe Daguila, Chief Commercial Officer, Terrascope

Lia Nicholson, Climate Negotiator and Senior Advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

14:00 20:00 15:30 21:30

Alternative Proteins: Boosting Sustainable Food Security Resilience through Science

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Increasing climate-related threats, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, have sent shocks across global supply chains. With a growing global population, rising to nearly 10 billion by 2050, how do we ensure a steady supply to feed the world sustainably? As global protein demand continues to rise, greater public-private partnerships in agri-tech like alternative proteins present a viable blueprint to help nations diversify their portfolios to boost overall food security and resilience. Organised and moderated by the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific, the panel brings together pivotal players from the government and industry to share their expert insights on the latest novel food technologies, regulations, and opportunities in the sector.

Panellists:

Low Teng Yong, Branch Head for Risk Assessment and Communications, Singapore Food Agency

Elaine Cheung, Chief Financial Officer, Nurasa

Manuel Bossi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Growthwell Foods

Max Rye, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Turtletree

Josh Tetrick, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Eat Just

Moderator:

Mirte Gosker, Managing Director, Good Food Institute Asia Pacific

17:30 23:30 19:30 01:30

Joint Food Resilience Event

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Reception Food resilience and security is vital in the face of climate change. This event explores Singapore and Egypt's respective initiatives to overcome challenges to food security through a Ministerial panel discussion, followed by an alternative foods tasting session.

Panellists:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Moderator:

Mirte Gosker, Managing Director, Good Food Institute Asia Pacific

12:00 - 13:00

18:00 - 19:00

Smart Irrigation Solutions: Key to Global Food and Water Security

Fireside Chat

The impacts of climate change are far-reaching, threatening access to food and clean water. Efficiency is key to ensuring global food and water security. One way to make agriculture more efficient is through innovative irrigation methods, which could have profound impacts on the environment and surrounding communities.

Speaker:

Khaled Zaghloul, General Manager, Rivulis Egypt

Moderators:

Zac Toh, Co-Founder, City Sprouts

Chee Zhi Kin, Chief Impact Officer, City Sprouts

Click to watch session


13:00 - 13:30

19:00 - 19:30

TurtleTree Product Launch

Launch Event

Our existing food system is broken in various ways. With this flawed system in mind, TurtleTree was founded in pursuit of a better alternative.

Along with a strong foundation of support from Singapore, TurtleTree's ventured into a new area of exploration: precision fermentation technology. This allowed it to create a brand-new drink, an alternative to conventional energy drinks.

Zenith is an example of how precision fermentation can bring us one big step closer towards fixing our food system.

Speakers:

Fengru Lin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Turtle Tree

Max Rye, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Turtle Tree

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14:00 - 15:00

20:00 - 21:00

Power of Women in Developing Solutions for a More Sustainable World

Panel Discussion

Hear the stories first hand from a diverse, multi-sectoral group of female leaders as they share thoughtful insights on how inclusivity as well as actionable solutions for sustainability are interconnected via a "whole society" collaborative approach, not only in the city state which they all call home but also beyond its shores.

Panellists:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Vanessa Paranjothy, Founder, Freedom Cups

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Moderator:

Elaine Cheung, Chief Financial Officer, Nurasa

Click to watch session


16:00 - 17:30

22:00 - 23:30

Launch of the International Blue Carbon Institute (IBCI)

Launch Event

The IBCI will accelerate and scale blue carbon implementation in Asia and beyond though science, training, and development of essential technical capacity, methodologies, and tools. Based in Singapore, the goals of the IBCI are to:

  • Build multi-disciplinary capacity in Asia and beyond, to research, design, and implement blue carbon related programs, policy, and projects;

  • Provide a globally recognized hub facilitating the exchange of blue carbon expertise, knowledge, and learning; and

  • Provide regional and international leadership in the translation of cutting-edge science into tools and methodologies for broad application of blue carbon for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Speakers:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Jamey Mulligan, Head of Carbon Neutralisation Science and Strategy, Amazon

Moderator:

Dr Emily Pidgeon, Vice President, Conservation International

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
12:00 18:00 13:00 19:00

Smart Irrigation Solutions: Key to Global Food and Water Security

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Fireside Chat The impacts of climate change are far-reaching, threatening access to food and clean water. Efficiency is key to ensuring global food and water security. One way to make agriculture more efficient is through innovative irrigation methods, which could have profound impacts on the environment and surrounding communities.

Khaled Zaghloul, General Manager, Rivulis Egypt

Moderators:

Zac Toh, Co-Founder, City Sprouts

Chee Zhi Kin, Chief Impact Officer, City Sprouts

13:00 19:00 13:30 19:30

TurtleTree Product Launch

Click to watch session

Launch Event

Our existing food system is broken in various ways. With this flawed system in mind, TurtleTree was founded in pursuit of a better alternative.

Along with a strong foundation of support from Singapore, TurtleTree's ventured into a new area of exploration: precision fermentation technology. This allowed it to create a brand-new drink, an alternative to conventional energy drinks.

Zenith is an example of how precision fermentation can bring us one big step closer towards fixing our food system

Fengru Lin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Turtle Tree

Max Rye, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Turtle Tree

14:00 20:00 15:00 21:00

Power of Women in Developing Solutions for a More Sustainable World

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Panel Discussion Hear the stories first hand from a diverse, multi-sectoral group of female leaders as they share thoughtful insights on how inclusivity as well as actionable solutions for sustainability are interconnected via a "whole society" collaborative approach, not only in the city state which they all call home but also beyond its shores.

Panellists:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Vanessa Paranjothy, Founder, Freedom Cups

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Moderator:

Elaine Cheung, Chief Financial Officer, Nurasa

16:00 22:00 17:30 23:30

Launch of the International Blue Carbon Institute (IBCI)

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Launch Event

The IBCI will accelerate and scale blue carbon implementation in Asia and beyond though science, training, and development of essential technical capacity, methodologies, and tools. Based in Singapore, the goals of the IBCI are to:

  • Build multi-disciplinary capacity in Asia and beyond, to research, design, and implement blue carbon related programs, policy, and projects;

  • Provide a globally recognized hub facilitating the exchange of blue carbon expertise, knowledge, and learning; and

  • Provide regional and international leadership in the translation of cutting-edge science into tools and methodologies for broad application of blue carbon for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Jamey Mulligan, Head of Carbon Neutralisation Science and Strategy, Amazon

Moderator:

Dr Emily Pidgeon, Vice President, Conservation International

10:00 - 10:30

16:00 - 16:30

Insights from Southeast Asia's Green Economy 2022 report by Bain & Company, Temasek and Microsoft

Presentation

Speakers:

Dale Hardcastle, Partner and Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center, Bain & Company

Click to watch session


10:30 - 11:30

16:30 - 17:30

Energising Clean Transitions in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Panel Discussion

To achieve net zero globally, Southeast Asia must grow while decarbonising its energy and power sectors. The size of the region's economies, as well as its power demand, are set to triple by 2050. However, fossil fuel plants still power majority of the Southeast Asia countries - contributing to 75% of its power supply.

Southeast Asia must attract much greater energy sector investment to accelerate its clean energy transition and meet the rising demand for energy services.

The panel discussion will focus on emerging clean energy project opportunities in Southeast Asia, how investors and businesses can complement public financing to unlock these opportunities, and learnings from the clean energy transitions of Southeast Asia and other emerging regions.

Speakers:

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Nakul Zaveri, Partner and Co-Head, Climate Investment Strategy, LeapFrog Investments

Ng Lay San, Head of Carbon Management Solutions, Sembcorp Industries

Moderator:

Franck Gbaguidi, Head of Climate and Sustainability, Europe and Asia, Lead for Water and Biodiversity, Eurasia Group

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13:00 - 13:25

19:00 - 19:25

Moving beyond the Beach Clean Up: Recovery of Hydrogen from Ocean Plastic

Presentation

Between 2000 and 2019, plastic production worldwide doubled, reaching 460 million metric tons, and only a small fraction of that gets mechanically recycled. Learn how Ocean Purpose Project combines deep tech, nature based solutions and behaviour change as new dynamic solutions to:

  • Move beyond typical awareness campaigns and beach clean ups;

  • Introduction to ocean plastic possibilities.

  • Utilise multiple science based, deep tech partnerships across industry and academia; and

  • Galvanise communities as a testbed of plastic to hydrogen and seaweed as biofuel additive with regional positive energy implications.

Speakers:

Mathilda D'silva, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ocean Purpose Project

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13:25 - 14:00

19:25 - 20:00

Breaking the Silos: Converge Waste Management & Hydrogen

Panel Discussion

  • Framing the landscape of where ocean plastic in Southeast Asia comes from, key problems and challenges to tackling this issue through:

  • Introduction to ocean plastic possibilities and the Singaporean solutions towards ocean plastic pollution;.

  • Expanding on the challenges of plastic to hydrogen as a secondary source of fuel for the shipping, aviation and energy industry; and

  • Hydrogen industry landscape and existing infrastructure challenges and synergies within renewables.

Panellists:

Mathilda D'silva, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ocean Purpose Project

Jon Salazar, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Gazelle Wind Power

Moderator:

Dr Dalal Alghawas, Ocean Purpose Project

Click to watch session


14:30 - 15:30

20:30 - 21:30

Accelerating Energy Transition in the Indo-Pacific

Panel Discussion

Singapore is committed to doing our part to combat climate change. Through international partnerships, we can harness our collective strength to achieve a sustainable future for all. We are working with the region to develop renewable energy, regional power grids, and low-carbon solutions such as hydrogen to further the global energy transition.

Panellists:

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Vickrem Vijayan, Head, Energy Commercial, Sembcorp Industries

Fam Wee Wei, Director, Climate Change and Sustainability-International, Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore

Isabel Munilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Market Development, Climate and Multilateral Engagement, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator:

Prof Benjamin William Cashore, Li Ka Shing Professor in Public Management and Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session


16:00 - 18:00

22:00 - 00:00

Official launch of GoNetZeroTM

Launch Event

Official launch of Sembcorp's new venture, GoNetZeroTM, a one-stop renewable energy and carbon management partner to corporates.

Achieving transparency in your decarbonisation journey and why it matters. Partners share experiences, insights and use cases on how they act with transparency to effectively reach their climate goals.

Presenter:

Ng Lay San, Head of Carbon Management Solutions, Sembcorp Industries

Panellists:

Charles Koh, Chief Digital Officer of Sembcorp Industries and Platform Founder of GoNetZeroTM

Mike Ng, Head, Sustainability Office, Global Wholesale Banking, OCBC Bank

Irina Lazzerini, Principal Specialist, Clean Energy, SEforAll

Moderator:

Keith Lin, Director, Public Affairs, Temasek International

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 16:00 10:30 16:30

Insights from Southeast Asia's Green Economy 2022 report by Bain & Company, Temasek and Microsoft

Click to watch session

Presentation

Speaker:

Dale Hardcastle, Partner and Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center, Bain & Company

10:30 16:30 11:30 17:30

Energising Clean Transitions in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

To achieve net zero globally, Southeast Asia must grow while decarbonising its energy and power sectors. The size of the region's economies, as well as its power demand, are set to triple by 2050. However, fossil fuel plants still power majority of the Southeast Asia countries - contributing to 75% of its power supply.

Southeast Asia must attract much greater energy sector investment to accelerate its clean energy transition and meet the rising demand for energy services.

The panel discussion will focus on emerging clean energy project opportunities in Southeast Asia, how investors and businesses can complement public financing to unlock these opportunities, and learnings from the clean energy transitions of Southeast Asia and other emerging regions.

Panellists:

Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Nakul Zaveri, Partner and Co-Head, Climate Investment Strategy, LeapFrog Investments

Ng Lay San, Head of Carbon Management Solutions, Sembcorp Industries

Moderator:

Franck Gbaguidi, Head of Climate and Sustainability, Europe and Asia, Lead for Water and Biodiversity, Eurasia Group

13:00 19:00 13:25 19:25

Moving beyond the Beach Clean Up: Recovery of Hydrogen from Ocean Plastic

Click to watch session

Presentation

Between 2000 and 2019, plastic production worldwide doubled, reaching 460 million metric tons, and only a small fraction of that gets mechanically recycled. Learn how Ocean Purpose Project combines deep tech, nature based solutions and behaviour change as new dynamic solutions to:

  • Framing the landscape of where ocean plastic in Southeast Asia comes from, key problems and challenges to tackling this issue.

  • Move beyond typical awareness campaigns and beach clean ups;

  • Utilise multiple science based, deep tech partnerships across industry and academia; and

  • Galvanise communities as a testbed of plastic to hydrogen and seaweed as biofuel additive with regional positive energy implications.

Mathilda D'silva, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ocean Purpose Project

13:25 19:25 14:00 20:00

Breaking the Silos: Converge Waste Management & Hydrogen

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion
  • Framing the landscape of where ocean plastic in Southeast Asia comes from, key problems and challenges to tackling this issue through:.

  • Introduction to ocean plastic possibilities and the Singaporean solutions towards ocean plastic pollution;

  • Expanding on the challenges of plastic to hydrogen as a secondary source of fuel for the shipping, aviation and energy industry; and

  • Hydrogen industry landscape and existing infrastructure challenges and synergies within renewables.

Panellists:

Mathilda D'silva, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ocean Purpose Project

Jon Salazar, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Gazelle Wind Power

Moderator:

Dr Dalal Alghawas, Ocean Purpose Project

14:30 20:30 15:30 21:30

Accelerating Energy Transition in the Indo-Pacific

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Singapore is committed to doing our part to combat climate change. Through international partnerships, we can harness our collective strength to achieve a sustainable future for all. We are working with the region to develop renewable energy, regional power grids, and low-carbon solutions such as hydrogen to further the global energy transition.

Panellists:

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Vickrem Vijayan, Head, Energy Commercial, Sembcorp Industries

Fam Wee Wei, Director, Climate Change and Sustainability-International, Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore

Isabel Munilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Market Development, Climate and Multilateral Engagement, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator:

Prof Benjamin William Cashore, Li Ka Shing Professor in Public Management and Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

16:00 22:00 18:00 00:00

Official launch of GoNetZeroTM

Click to watch session

Launch Event

Official launch of Sembcorp's new venture, GoNetZeroTM, a one-stop renewable energy and carbon management partner to corporates.

Achieving transparency in your decarbonisation journey and why it matters. Partners share experiences, insights and use cases on how they act with transparency to effectively reach their climate goals.

Presenter:

Ng Lay San, Head of Carbon Management Solutions, Sembcorp Industries

Panellists:

Charles Koh, Chief Digital Officer of Sembcorp Industries and Platform Founder of GoNetZeroTM

Mike Ng, Head, Sustainability Office, Global Wholesale Banking, OCBC Bank

Irina Lazzerini, Principal Specialist, Clean Energy, SEforAll

Moderator:

Keith Lin, Director, Public Affairs, Temasek International

10:00 - 11:00

16:00 - 17:00

Tackling the Twin Crises of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss through Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Panel Discussion

The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are inextricably linked. Addressing the synergies between mitigating biodiversity loss and climate change offers the opportunity to maximise environmental and socio-economic benefits. This panel brings together different stakeholders to explore the interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss. Though presentations and a panel discussion, this event brings insight into the work of different stakeholders to address the linkages, the current gaps in finding synergistic solutions and how different sectors can work together to help scale up nature-based climate solutions for positive climate and biodiversity action worldwide.

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Carlos Eduardo Correa, Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session


14:00 - 15:00

20:00 - 21:00

Carbon Prospecting for Climate Change Mitigation (Re-Launch of Carbon Prospecting Tool @ COP27)

Launch Event and Panel Discussion

Forest carbon projects are among the fastest growing sectors of the carbon market. These projects are important nature-based solutions to address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Challenges and opportunities of developing and monitoring high-quality, just and inclusive carbon projects abound. This panel illuminates the challenges and opportunities of forest carbon projects, including broader corporate demand, carbon accounting technologies, and the implementation and financing of forest carbon projects for sustainable development.

Opening Remarks:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Dr Herlina Hartanto, Executive Director, Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session


15:00 - 16:30

21:00 - 22:30

Unlocking the Next Wave of Environmental Credits

Panel Discussion

Climate Impact X, a global marketplace and exchange for quality environmental credits, is bringing together global experts and business leaders for a dynamic discussion on the latest developments, challenges and opportunities in the carbon markets. This session will unpack key and emerging credit types, and how they can be scaled effectively to drive a meaningful and just transition - all while balancing practicality with affordability.

Panellists:

Mary Grady, Executive Director Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Marianne Tikkanen, Co-Founder, Puro.earth

Moderator:

Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X

Click to watch session


17:00 - 18:30

23:00 - 00:30

Leveraging and Learning from Voluntary Carbon Markets

Panel Discussion

As voluntary carbon markets have matured and scaled, there have been a number of lessons from past challenges and successes. What can be learned to ensure that Article 6 deals and international cooperation achieve the maximum positive impact and accelerate the global transition to net zero?

Panellists:

Lisa DeMarco, Chair of International Emissions Trading Association, Chief Executive Officer, Resilient LLP

Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Chandra Sekhar Sinha, Advisor, Climate Change Group, World Bank

Kate Hughes, Director, International Climate Change for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom

Ben Rattenbury, Vice-president of Policy, Sylvera

Moderator:

Sam Gill, President and Co-founder, Sylvera

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 16:00 11:00 17:00

Tackling the Twin Crises of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss through Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are inextricably linked. Addressing the synergies between mitigating biodiversity loss and climate change offers the opportunity to maximise environmental and socio-economic benefits. This panel brings together different stakeholders to explore the interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss. Though presentations and a panel discussion, this event brings insight into the work of different stakeholders to address the linkages, the current gaps in finding synergistic solutions and how different sectors can work together to help scale up nature-based climate solutions for positive climate and biodiversity action worldwide.

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Anshari Rahman, Vice President, Strategy and Development Group, GenZero

Carlos Eduardo Correa, Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

14:00 20:00 15:00 21:00

Carbon Prospecting for Climate Change Mitigation (Re-Launch of Carbon Prospecting Tool @ COP27)

Click to watch session

Launch Event and Panel Discussion

Forest carbon projects are among the fastest growing sectors of the carbon market. These projects are important nature-based solutions to address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Challenges and opportunities of developing and monitoring high-quality, just and inclusive carbon projects abound. This panel illuminates the challenges and opportunities of forest carbon projects, including broader corporate demand, carbon accounting technologies, and the implementation and financing of forest carbon projects for sustainable development.

Opening Remarks:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Panellists:

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Dr Herlina Hartanto, Executive Director, Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara

Moderator:

Audrey Tan, Science Communication and Outreach Lead, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

15:00 21:00 16:30 22:30

Unlocking the Next Wave of Environmental Credits

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

Climate Impact X, a global marketplace and exchange for quality environmental credits, is bringing together global experts and business leaders for a dynamic discussion on the latest developments, challenges and opportunities in the carbon markets. This session will unpack key and emerging credit types, and how they can be scaled effectively to drive a meaningful and just transition - all while balancing practicality with affordability.

Panellists:

Mary Grady, Executive Director, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Marianne Tikkanen, Co-Founder, Puro.earth

Moderator:

Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X

17:00 23:00 18:30 00:30

Leveraging and Learning from Voluntary Carbon Markets

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion

As voluntary carbon markets have matured and scaled, there have been a number of lessons from past challenges and successes. What can be learned to ensure that Article 6 deals and international cooperation achieve the maximum positive impact and accelerate the global transition to net zero?

Panellists:

Lisa DeMarco, Chair of International Emissions Trading Association, Chief Executive Officer, Resilient LLP

Benedict Chia, Director General, Climate Change, National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Chandra Sekhar Sinha, Advisor, Climate Change Group, World Bank

Kate Hughes, Director, International Climate Change for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom

Ben Rattenbury, Vice-president of Policy, Sylvera

Moderator:

Sam Gill, President and Co-founder, Sylvera

10:30 - 11:30

16:30 - 17:30

Navigating the International Advisory Opinions on Climate Change

Panel Discussion

This roundtable dialogue reviews Vanuatu's campaign to request an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on countries' obligation to protect the rights of present and future generations against the adverse impacts as well as the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law's (COSIS) aim of bringing a case before International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to determine the obligations of countries for climate change under international law. Join the panel which includes the experts who are leading these efforts.

Panellists:

Dr Nilufer Oral, Director, Centre for International Law National University of Singapore and Member of the International Law Commission

Malcolm Dalesa, Climate Attache in New York, Republic of Vanuatu

Prof Payam Akhavan, Legal Counsel to COSIS, Special Adviser on Genocide to the International Criminal Court, and Professor and Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto

Prof Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Lead Counsel to Vanuatu on the ICJ Initiative, Member of Committee of Legal Experts of COSIS, and Assistant Professor at Universiteit Leiden

Moderator:

Danielle Yeow, Lead, Climate Change Law and Policy, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

Click to watch session


12:00 - 13:30

18:00 - 19:30

Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) - Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Side-Event

Launch Event

This side-event, co-organised by Singapore and Japan, will release the semi-final draft Measurement and Reporting guidelines prior to the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change's endorsement and launch a regional transparency information platform on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification.

Opening remarks:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan

Ekkaphab Phanthavong, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community Keynote Speeches [Pre-recorded]

Keynote Speeches:

Dr Kazuhiko Takemoto, President, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) [Pre-Recorded]

Mona Sur, Practice Manager, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, South East Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, World Bank

PaSTI-JAIF Key Deliverables:

Makoto Kato, Board Member, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Hiroka Watarai, Researcher, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) [Pre-Recorded]

Sharing by ASEAN Member States:

Albert Altarejos Magalang, Head, Climate Change Service, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, The Philippines

Closing remark:

Andrew Saw, Executive Engineer, National Environment Agency, Singapore

Click to watch session


14:00 - 15:30

20:00 - 21:30

Introduction of the Sustainability Action Package and Taster Workshop by McKinsey

Launch Event

The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) is Singapore's flagship platform for extending technical assistance to fellow developing countries. The SCP has hosted close to 150,000 officials from more than 180 countries and territories as well as international and regional organisations.

The new Sustainability Action Package under the SCP aims to support the capacity-building needs of developing countries on sustainability and climate change. It builds on the Climate Action Package, which concludes in Mar 2023, and will have a broader focus on sustainability.

It will comprise capacity-building programmes that cover a wide range of sustainability themes such as adaptation and resilience building strategies, green project management and financing, low carbon development and carbon markets. The programmes will bring together diverse knowledge partners from the public and private sectors, and non-profit and international organisations to share best practices on tackling sustainability and climate issues.

Opening Address:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Presentations:

Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Rebecca Abramson, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Fireside Chat:

Ronan Hodge, Technical Lead, GFANZ

Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Click to watch session


16:00 - 17:30

22:00 - 23:30

From Ideas to Action: Scaling Climate Solutions through Partnerships

Panel Discussion

Climate change is the single greatest challenge of our generation, and no one can tackle it alone. What are the partnerships we need to solve these pressing challenges? Join us for a discussion on how organisations are forging effective partnership to develop, surface, and scale new and innovative climate solutions - both in Singapore and around the globe.

Panellists:

Yan Ru Tan, Chief of Staff and Vice-President (Programmes), Quantedge Advancement Initiative

Peter Houlihan, Executive Vice President, Biodiversity and Conservation, XPRIZE Foundation

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Kelvin Chiu, Founder, Silverstrand Capital

Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Moderator:

Sarah Tam, Climate Collective Programme Lead, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Click to watch session

Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:30 16:30 11:30 17:30

Navigating the International Advisory Opinions on Climate Change

Click to watch session

Panel Discussion This roundtable dialogue reviews Vanuatu's campaign to request an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on countries' obligation to protect the rights of present and future generations against the adverse impacts as well as the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law's (COSIS) aim of bringing a case before International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to determine the obligations of countries for climate change under international law. Join the panel which includes the experts who are leading these efforts.

Panellists:

Dr Nilufer Oral, Director, Centre for International Law National University of Singapore and Member of the International Law Commission

Malcolm Dalesa, Climate Attache in New York, Republic of Vanuatu

Prof Payam Akhavan, Legal Counsel to COSIS, Special Adviser on Genocide to the International Criminal Court, and Professor and Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto

Prof Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Lead Counsel to Vanuatu on the ICJ Initiative, Member of Committee of Legal Experts of COSIS, and Assistant Professor at Universiteit Leiden

Moderator:

Danielle Yeow, Lead, Climate Change Law and Policy, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

12:00 18:00 13:30 19:30

Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) - Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Side-Event

Click to watch session

Launch Event This side-event, co-organised by Singapore and Japan, will release the semi-final draft Measurement and Reporting guidelines prior to the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change's endorsement and launch a regional transparency information platform on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification.

Opening remarks:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan

Ekkaphab Phanthavong, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community Keynote Speeches [Pre-recorded]

Keynote Speeches:

Dr Kazuhiko Takemoto, President, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) [Pre-Recorded]

Mona Sur, Practice Manager, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, South East Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, World Bank

PaSTI-JAIF Key Deliverables:

Makoto Kato, Board Member, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Hiroka Watarai, Researcher, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) [Pre-Recorded]

Sharing by ASEAN Member States:

Albert Altarejos Magalang, Head, Climate Change Service, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, The Philippines

Closing remark:

Andrew Saw, Executive Engineer, National Environment Agency, Singapore

14:00 20:00 15:30 21:30

Introduction of the Sustainability Action Package and Taster Workshop by McKinsey

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Launch Event

The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) is Singapore's flagship platform for extending technical assistance to fellow developing countries. The SCP has hosted close to 150,000 officials from more than 180 countries and territories as well as international and regional organisations.

The new Sustainability Action Package under the SCP aims to support the capacity-building needs of developing countries on sustainability and climate change. It builds on the Climate Action Package, which concludes in Mar 2023, and will have a broader focus on sustainability.

It will comprise capacity-building programmes that cover a wide range of sustainability themes such as adaptation and resilience building strategies, green project management and financing, low carbon development and carbon markets. The programmes will bring together diverse knowledge partners from the public and private sectors, and non-profit and international organisations to share best practices on tackling sustainability and climate issues.

Opening Address:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Presentations:

Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Rebecca Abramson, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Fireside Chat:

Ronan Hodge, Technical Lead, GFANZ

Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

16:00 22:00 17:30 23:30

From Ideas to Action: Scaling Climate Solutions through Partnerships

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Panel Discussion

Climate change is the single greatest challenge of our generation, and no one can tackle it alone. What are the partnerships we need to solve these pressing challenges? Join us for a discussion on how organisations are forging effective partnership to develop, surface, and scale new and innovative climate solutions - both in Singapore and around the globe.

Panellists:

Yan Ru Tan, Chief of Staff and Vice-President (Programmes), Quantedge Advancement Initiative

Peter Houlihan, Executive Vice President, Biodiversity and Conservation, XPRIZE Foundation

Prof Koh Lian Pin, Director Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Kelvin Chiu, Founder, Silverstrand Capital

Marie Cheong, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

Moderator:

Sarah Tam, Climate Collective Programme Lead, Asia Philanthropy Circle

14:00 - 15:00

20:00 - 21:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Official closing ceremony of the Singapore Pavilion. Join us for closing remarks by Minister Fu, followed by the launch of the pledges made at the Singapore Pavilion.

Speaker:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

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14:00 20:00 15:00 21:00

COP27 Singapore Pavilion Closing Ceremony

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Closing Ceremony

Official closing ceremony of the Singapore Pavilion. Join us for closing remarks by Minister Fu, followed by the launch of the pledges made at the Singapore Pavilion.

Speaker:

Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Singapore

Programme is updated as of 02 December 2022 and may be subject to change without prior notification.