COP29 will be happening from 11-24 November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Programme Schedule

30 Nov

10:00 - 11:00

14:00 - 15:00

Pavilion Launch

Launch event

Panel discussion

Join us for the launch of the Singapore Pavilion, which will highlight Singapore's collaborative efforts to accelerate collective climate action. The Singapore Pavilion will open with video remarks by Minister of Sustainability and the Environment, Grace Fu, which will follow with opening remarks by Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon. The launch event will also feature a panel discussion comprising stakeholders representing diverse sectors of society that are coming together to advance climate action in Singapore and with all our regional and international partners.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Sustainability and the Environment
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Panelist (s):
Ms Cheryl Chan, Group Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, ST Engineering
Dr Winston Chow, Associate Professor of Urban Climate, Singapore Management University
Ms Samantha Thian, Founder, Seastainable
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

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11:30 - 13:00

15:30 - 17:00

Beyond Borders: Harnessing Greater Mitigation Opportunities Through International Cooperation

Panel discussion

When it comes to opportunities to reduce emissions, a world united can achieve more than what individual nations set out to do. This event aims to showcase two prototypes that will help governments envision how mitigation potential can be increased through international collaboration.​

The first is the launch of the NUS Decision Theatre for informing regional collaborations on nature-based climate solutions developed by the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions in partnership with ST Engineering GeoInsights.

The second is the launch of the Mitigation Atlas, developed by an international research consortium of thinktanks, including Climate Analytics, NUS' Institute of Environment and Sustainability, Singapore-based Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Indonesia-based Institute for Essential Services Review (IESR), UK-based OSeMOSYS and US and Europe-based Supergrid Consortium. ​

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore

Panelist (s):
Prof Benjamin Cashore, Professor and Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Mr Fabby Tumiwa, Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
Dr Aniq Ahsan, Scientist, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Prof Michiel Schaeffer, Lead Science Advisor, Climate Analytics

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

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14:00 - 15:10

18:00 - 19:10

Accelerating Clean Technology Access for Emerging Market Consumers

Presentation 

Panel Discussion

Emerging markets (EMs) are home to 80% of the world's population, with Southeast Asia, India and Africa together consuming one-quarter of global energy. With changes in lifestyle brought about by growing affluence projected in these EMs – cars, air-conditioning, larger homes, and higher protein diets, their share of global emissions may rise to 73% by 2050. Thus, achieving our collective climate goals requires supporting a technological leapfrog and rapid adoption of renewable energy production and consumption in EMs.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Dominic Barton, Chairman, LeapFrog Investments
Mr Nakul Zaveri, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

Panelist (s):
Ms Milena Messori, Acting Director - Corporate Finance and Global Activities Department, European Investment Bank
Ms Sophie Sirtaine, World Bank Director and CGAP CEO, CGAP

Moderator:
Dr Steve Howard, Vice Chairman of Sustainability, Temasek

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 14:00 11:00 15:00 Pavilion Launch

Click to watch session

Launch event

Panel discussion
Join us for the launch of the Singapore Pavilion, which will highlight Singapore's collaborative efforts to accelerate collective climate action. The Singapore Pavilion will open with video remarks by Minister of Sustainability and the Environment, Grace Fu, which will follow with opening remarks by Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon. The launch event will also feature a panel discussion comprising stakeholders representing diverse sectors of society that are coming together to advance climate action in Singapore and with all our regional and international partners.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Sustainability and the Environment
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Panelist (s):
Ms Cheryl Chan, Group Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, ST Engineering
Dr Winston Chow, Associate Professor of Urban Climate, Singapore Management University
Ms Samantha Thian, Founder, Seastainable
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

11:30 15:30 13:00 17:00 Beyond Borders: Harnessing Greater Mitigation Opportunities Through International Cooperation

Click to watch session

Panel discussion When it comes to opportunities to reduce emissions, a world united can achieve more than what individual nations set out to do. This event aims to showcase two prototypes that will help governments envision how mitigation potential can be increased through international collaboration.​

The first is the launch of the NUS Decision Theatre for informing regional collaborations on nature-based climate solutions developed by the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions in partnership with ST Engineering GeoInsights.

The second is the launch of the Mitigation Atlas, developed by an international research consortium of thinktanks, including Climate Analytics, NUS' Institute of Environment and Sustainability, Singapore-based Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Indonesia-based Institute for Essential Services Review (IESR), UK-based OSeMOSYS and US and Europe-based Supergrid Consortium. ​

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore

Panelist (s):
Prof Benjamin Cashore, Professor and Director, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Mr Fabby Tumiwa, Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
Dr Aniq Ahsan, Scientist, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Prof Michiel Schaeffer, Lead Science Advisor, Climate Analytics

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

14:00 18:00 15:10 19:10 Accelerating Clean Technology Access for Emerging Market Consumers

Click to watch session

Presentation 

Panel Discussion
Emerging markets (EMs) are home to 80% of the world's population, with Southeast Asia, India and Africa together consuming one-quarter of global energy. With changes in lifestyle brought about by growing affluence projected in these EMs – cars, air-conditioning, larger homes, and higher protein diets, their share of global emissions may rise to 73% by 2050. Thus, achieving our collective climate goals requires supporting a technological leapfrog and rapid adoption of renewable energy production and consumption in EMs.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Dominic Barton, Chairman, LeapFrog Investments
Mr Nakul Zaveri, Partner, LeapFrog Investments

Panelist (s):
Ms Milena Messori, Acting Director - Corporate Finance and Global Activities Department, European Investment Bank
Ms Sophie Sirtaine, World Bank Director and CGAP CEO, CGAP

Moderator:
Dr Steve Howard, Vice Chairman of Sustainability, Temasek

01 Dec

09:30 - 10:30

13:30 - 14:30

Roundtable: What’s the Guide to Navigating Greenwashing?

Panel discussion

As the urgency to address climate change grows, join us to hear the perspectives of a panel of young leaders from around the world on the critical issue of greenwashing. The panel will discuss effective communication around greenwashing; as well as the impact of greenwashing on consumer behaviour, corporate responsibility, and policy development. In breakout group roundtable discussions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss examples of greenwashing in various forms, and share strategies and best practices to tackle greenwashing in their local communities and contexts. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Walker Darke, PhD Candidate, Fudan University
Ms Cynthia Yue, MPP Candidate, Harvard University
Ms Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Business Development Director, Hydrom

Moderator:
Mr Safafisalam Bohari Jaon, Strategy Consultant, Eden Strategy Institute

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10:45 - 12:00

14:45 - 16:00

Climate Risk is Health Risk: New NUS Research Initiatives on Health and Climate 

Launch event

Panel discussion 

Climate change is not just an environmental problem. Over the past year, climate-induced wildfires, floods and heatwaves all over the world have affected human health and wellbeing, and weakened the ability of healthcare systems in disaster zones to respond to the crisis. 

To boost the capacity of the healthcare sector in dealing with the compounding risks of climate change and biodiversity loss, the National University of Singapore is launching a series of initiatives to contribute to the growing body of research on the links between climate change and health. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Dr Jason Lee, Co-director, Heat Resilience and Performance Centre, National University of Singapore
Prof Nick Watts, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Medicine, National University of Singapore
Dr Kimberly Fornace, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Lead, WMO-WHO Climate and Health Office
Dr Modi Mwatsama, Head of Capacity & Field Development, Wellcome Trust

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

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12:45 - 13:45

16:45 - 17:45

Inspiring Change: Adaptation Financing for a Resilient Asia

Panel discussion

In light of the pressing climate intersectionality issues affecting health resilience, economic opportunities, gender equality, and education in Asia, this session will bring together distinguished leaders to delve into innovative solutions and best practices. Our discussion will revolve around the pivotal role of adaptation financing in addressing these challenges and promoting a more equitable future. Join us as we collaborate to pinpoint strategies for bolstering adaptation financing, fortifying resilience, and fostering equitable opportunities in the region.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Peng Zhong, Director - Social Innovation, Bayer Foundation
Mr En Lee, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investments Asia, LGT
Ms Cherie Nursalim, Co-Founder, United in Diversity Foundation
Mr Olatunji Yusuf, Lead Climate Adaptation Specialist, Islamic Development Bank

Moderator:
Mr Aravindan Srinivasan, Director, Thematic Collaboration, AVPN

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14:15 - 15:00

18:15 - 19:00

Leveraging Technology for Climate Disclosures

Panel discussion

Join us for insights and steps towards climate disclosure readiness. Marc Allen from Unravel Carbon will begin with a 10-minute talk on the role of technology in climate reporting. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring sustainability leaders and industry experts, who will explore practical steps and discuss opportunities and challenges for companies seeking to enhance their sustainability reporting. The event will conclude with the unveiling of a new feature from Unravel Carbon designed to assist enterprises with climate disclosure.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mrs Lucy Hargreaves, Head of Corporate Affairs & Climate Policy, Patch
Ms Simone Kramer, Head of Product, NZDPU
Mr Bing Leng, Board Member, ISSB

Moderator:
Mr Marc Allen, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, Unravel Carbon

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15:30 - 16:15

19:30 - 20:15

Impact Investing for Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals

Panel discussion

Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population and contributes to more than 50% of greenhouse gases globally. The Asian Development Bank further estimates that $1.7 trillion per year will need to be invested in infrastructure in developing markets between 2016-2030 to maintain growth momentum and meet the sustainable development goals. 

Private sector finance is critical to channeling the trillions of dollars needed for the significant social and environmental challenges faced by Asia. Singapore is accelerating solutions to the region’s challenges by scaling sustainable finance through multilateral cooperation. However, the urgent question is, how do we rapidly scale-up the pace and impact?

Join AIA Group, Temasek and Leapfrog Investments to explore the next frontier of impact investing in Asia – combining the prospect of financial returns while delivering positive impact to advance the sustainable development goals. AIA and Temasek have invested US$200mn and US500mn respectively into impact funds run by LeapFrog, a recognised global impact investment leader and the discussion will focus on unlocking the resources of the private sector to accelerate change in Asia’s developing economies.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Mark Konyn, Group CIO, AIA
Dr Steve Howard, Vice Chairman of Sustainability, Temasek

Moderator:
Mr Yalin Karadogan, Partner, Head of Investor Solutions, LeapFrog Investments

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16:30 - 18:30

20:30 - 22:30

From Carbon to Biodiversity: Catalyzing Innovations to Build a More Transparent and Inclusive Natural Capital Market via the Biodiversity Accelerator+ 

Pitch session

Networking

The Biodiversity Accelerator+ is a three-month programme powered by Silverstrand Capital, a Singapore-based family office, which brings together experienced mentors, industry practitioners, academics, and other like-minded investors to support mission-aligned founders. This event, which is the culmination of a three months business acceleration program, will feature five start-up pitches, followed by Q&A from the audience and Silverstrand’s announcement of the companies that will be receiving investments.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Dhun Davar, Head of Social Impact & Philanthropy, India & Middle East Africa, and Head of Social Finance, UBS
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore
Ms Patti Chu, Head of Impact Investments, Silverstrand Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
09:30 13:30 10:30 14:30 Roundtable: What’s the Guide to Navigating Greenwashing?

Click to watch session

Panel discussion As the urgency to address climate change grows, join us to hear the perspectives of a panel of young leaders from around the world on the critical issue of greenwashing. The panel will discuss effective communication around greenwashing; as well as the impact of greenwashing on consumer behaviour, corporate responsibility, and policy development. In breakout group roundtable discussions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss examples of greenwashing in various forms, and share strategies and best practices to tackle greenwashing in their local communities and contexts. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Walker Darke, PhD Candidate, Fudan University
Ms Cynthia Yue, MPP Candidate, Harvard University
Ms Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Business Development Director, Hydrom

Moderator:
Mr Safafisalam Bohari Jaon, Strategy Consultant, Eden Strategy Institute

10:45 14:45 12:00 16:00 Climate Risk is Health Risk: New NUS Research Initiatives on Health and Climate 

Click to watch session

Launch event

Panel discussion 
Climate change is not just an environmental problem. Over the past year, climate-induced wildfires, floods and heatwaves all over the world have affected human health and wellbeing, and weakened the ability of healthcare systems in disaster zones to respond to the crisis. 

To boost the capacity of the healthcare sector in dealing with the compounding risks of climate change and biodiversity loss, the National University of Singapore is launching a series of initiatives to contribute to the growing body of research on the links between climate change and health. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Dr Jason Lee, Co-director, Heat Resilience and Performance Centre, National University of Singapore
Prof Nick Watts, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Medicine, National University of Singapore
Dr Kimberly Fornace, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Lead, WMO-WHO Climate and Health Office
Dr Modi Mwatsama, Head of Capacity & Field Development, Wellcome Trust

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

12:45 16:45 13:45 17:45 Inspiring Change: Adaptation Financing for a Resilient Asia

Click to watch session

Panel discussion In light of the pressing climate intersectionality issues affecting health resilience, economic opportunities, gender equality, and education in Asia, this session will bring together distinguished leaders to delve into innovative solutions and best practices. Our discussion will revolve around the pivotal role of adaptation financing in addressing these challenges and promoting a more equitable future. Join us as we collaborate to pinpoint strategies for bolstering adaptation financing, fortifying resilience, and fostering equitable opportunities in the region.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Peng Zhong, Director - Social Innovation, Bayer Foundation
Mr En Lee, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investments Asia, LGT
Ms Cherie Nursalim, Co-Founder, United in Diversity Foundation
Mr Olatunji Yusuf, Lead Climate Adaptation Specialist, Islamic Development Bank

Moderator:
Mr Aravindan Srinivasan, Director, Thematic Collaboration, AVPN

14:15 18:15 15:00 19:00 Leveraging Technology for Climate Disclosures

Click to watch session

Panel discussion Join us for insights and steps towards climate disclosure readiness. Marc Allen from Unravel Carbon will begin with a 10-minute talk on the role of technology in climate reporting. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring sustainability leaders and industry experts, who will explore practical steps and discuss opportunities and challenges for companies seeking to enhance their sustainability reporting. The event will conclude with the unveiling of a new feature from Unravel Carbon designed to assist enterprises with climate disclosure.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mrs Lucy Hargreaves, Head of Corporate Affairs & Climate Policy, Patch
Ms Simone Kramer, Head of Product, NZDPU
Mr Bing Leng, Board Member, ISSB

Moderator:
Mr Marc Allen, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer, Unravel Carbon

15:30 19:30 16:15 20:15 Impact Investing for Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals

Click to watch session

Panel discussion Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population and contributes to more than 50% of greenhouse gases globally. The Asian Development Bank further estimates that $1.7 trillion per year will need to be invested in infrastructure in developing markets between 2016-2030 to maintain growth momentum and meet the sustainable development goals. 

Private sector finance is critical to channeling the trillions of dollars needed for the significant social and environmental challenges faced by Asia. Singapore is accelerating solutions to the region’s challenges by scaling sustainable finance through multilateral cooperation. However, the urgent question is, how do we rapidly scale-up the pace and impact?

Join AIA Group, Temasek and Leapfrog Investments to explore the next frontier of impact investing in Asia – combining the prospect of financial returns while delivering positive impact to advance the sustainable development goals. AIA and Temasek have invested US$200mn and US500mn respectively into impact funds run by LeapFrog, a recognised global impact investment leader and the discussion will focus on unlocking the resources of the private sector to accelerate change in Asia’s developing economies.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Mark Konyn, Group CIO, AIA
Dr Steve Howard, Vice Chairman of Sustainability, Temasek

Moderator:
Mr Yalin Karadogan, Partner, Head of Investor Solutions, LeapFrog Investments

16:30 20:30 18:30 22:30 From Carbon to Biodiversity: Catalyzing Innovations to Build a More Transparent and Inclusive Natural Capital Market via the Biodiversity Accelerator+ 

Click to watch session

Pitch session

Networking
The Biodiversity Accelerator+ is a three-month programme powered by Silverstrand Capital, a Singapore-based family office, which brings together experienced mentors, industry practitioners, academics, and other like-minded investors to support mission-aligned founders. This event, which is the culmination of a three months business acceleration program, will feature five start-up pitches, followed by Q&A from the audience and Silverstrand’s announcement of the companies that will be receiving investments.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Dhun Davar, Head of Social Impact & Philanthropy, India & Middle East Africa, and Head of Social Finance, UBS
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore
Ms Patti Chu, Head of Impact Investments, Silverstrand Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

02 Dec

09:15 - 09:30

13:15 - 13:30

Opening Remarks by His Royal Highness Prince Hassanal Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia

Speech

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
H.E. Hassanal Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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09:30 - 10:15

13:30 - 14:15

Saving Mother Nature: Opportunities and Limitations of Nature-based Solutions

Panel discussion

Natural ecosystems can provide a massive 30% of mitigation needed by 2030 to keep global warming below 2°C. Yet, nature-based solutions have come under global scrutiny with ongoing disputes about their real impact on climate, biodiversity and communities. As the divide between the Global South and Global North widens, how can nature-based solutions step up to solve the trilemma of inequality, nature and climate change? How can policies and standards help to enhance trust and scale impact globally? How should businesses look at nature investments to fulfill their climate objectives and claims?
The opening panel will bring together global climate leaders to discuss the opportunities and limitations of nature-based solutions, and ways to unlock greater Global North-South collaboration to scale impact.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Mark Kenber, Executive Director, Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI)
Mrs Annette Nazareth, Chair, Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore
Mr Sam Gill, President / Co-Founder, Sylvera

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

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10:45 - 11:30

14:45 - 15:30

The Power of Technology: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Nature-based Solutions

Panel discussion

Integrating technology with nature-based solutions can significantly accelerate an uptake in legitimacy and promulgation of such solutions. How do we leverage technology to improve MRV and democratise access to verified real-time climate data globally? How do we leverage technology to scale and enhance the impact of nature-based solutions in emerging markets where most of the world’s carbon sinks are located? How can carbon financing and carbon markets help catalyse the scale up of tech to enhance nature-based solutions? Find out more from global leaders across the nature-based solutions ecosystem on this panel.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Diego Saez-Gil, CEO, Pachama Inc
Mrs Dewi Ratna Sari, Nature-based Solution Financing Senior Program Lead, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia
Mr Jack Roswell, CEO, Perennial
Mr Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X

Moderator:
Ms Hoon Ling Min, Investment Director, GenZero

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12:00 - 12:45

16:00 - 16:45

More than Carbon: How the Implementation of High-integrity Article 6 Projects Could Benefit People and Planet 

Panel discussion

The rise of carbon markets has led to the development of carbon-abatement projects that, if done well, could have positive benefits on the global climate. But such projects should be viewed from more than just from the carbon lens. Whether it be the protection or restoration of nature, or the provision of cookstoves to rural communities, carbon projects could provide many other positive benefits for local communities and biodiversity. This panel hopes to expound on the non-carbon benefits of Article 6 implementation projects, using examples from real-world projects across the tropics, from Southeast Asia to Africa and Latin America. Panellists will also consider the pitfalls of taking a narrow focus on carbon as the basis for the establishment of nature conservation projects. Overall, the panel aims to generate discussion on ways to connect the global benefits of climate mitigation with co-benefits, which tend to be more localised.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore
Dr Francesco Ricciardi, Senior Environment Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Dr Ken Newcombe, CEO & Founder, C-Quest Capital
Ms Lina Barrera, Senior Vice President (Acting), Global Policy and Government Affairs, Conservation International

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

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13:45 - 14:30

17:45 - 18:30

Enabling Private Investment for Nature-based Solutions – From Ideas to Action

Panel discussion

Nature-based solutions (NBS) involve the protection and sustainable management of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems, offering cost-effective climate action by addressing the twin crises of nature loss and climate change simultaneously. However, NBS currently receives less than 3% of total climate finance, reflecting critical underfunding in this area. What are the levers to unlock private investments into NBS, and what are the types of capital needed? How can policymakers, investors, academia and project developers work in unison to create an enabling environment to de-risk NBS projects and catalyse funding to scale impact?

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Hoon Ling Min, Investment Director, GenZero
Ms Jennifer Morris, CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Mr Dharsono Hartono, Chair of Kadin Net Zero Hub, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce
Ms Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO, Head of Private Equity and Natural Capital , Mirova
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

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15:00 - 15:45

19:00 - 19:45

Sylvera + Singapore: Building a Hub for Carbon Trading in the Region

Presentation 

Panel discussion

Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement creates the basis for parties to cooperate through market mechanisms to achieve their goals under the agreement, creating the transfer of carbon credits across countries. Singapore is one of the first entering into cooperation agreements. 

Sylvera will be supporting the Singapore Government to be able to identify high-quality carbon credits to use towards its goals under the Paris Agreement. The first of its kind, Singapore’s approach has the potential to set a precedent on environmental integrity in carbon markets.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Sam Gill, President / Co-Founder, Sylvera
Ms Wei Mei Hum, Head of APAC & Global Head of Environmental Products, ACX (AirCarbon Exchange)

Moderator:
Mr Wey-Len Lim, Senior Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board

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16:15 - 17:15

20:15 - 21:15

Carbon Markets 2.0 - What Does the Future Hold?

Panel discussion

The road to harmonised rules might be a long one but it is imperative that the voluntary carbon market continues this process of improvement and collaboration as collective action can go a long way in building greater confidence in the consistency of quality and standards. This panel aims to bring together global crediting programmes to discuss their theory of change for Carbon Markets 2.0, and their plans for a rapidly evolving space that could be at its inflection point.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Mary Grady, President & CEO, Winrock ERT and Executive Director, American Carbon Registry
Ms Olga Gassan-zade, Chair of Article 6.4 Supervisory Body, Article 6.4 Supervisory Body
Mr Duncan van Bergen, Co-Founder, Calyx Global
Mr Robin Rix, Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer, Verra

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

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17:15 - 18:00

21:15 - 22:00

Carbon Markets 2.0 – Converging Compliance and Voluntary Carbon Markets

Fireside chat

The key objective of compliance and voluntary carbon markets is to help set an aligned path to net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and be an effective financing mechanism. But with Article 6 in play, how does the landscape change? Are carbon credits with corresponding adjustments needed in voluntary carbon markets? What is the role of Implementation Agreements between countries and has there been meaningful progress since COP27? This panel aims to draw insights from governments, investors, and project developers on whether the theory of Article 6 can become reality.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Frederick Teo, CEO, GenZero
Mr John Davis, Interim CEO, South Pole
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore
Mr Rodrigo Maluff, Deputy Minister of Investments and Exports, Paraguayan Gonvernment
Dr Daniel Tutu Benefoh, Acting Director, Environmental Protection Agency

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
09:15 13:15 09:30 13:30 Opening Remarks by His Royal Highness Prince Hassanal Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia

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Speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
H.E. Hassanal Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Pahang, Malaysia

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

09:30 13:30 10:15 14:15 Saving Mother Nature: Opportunities and Limitations of Nature-based Solutions

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Panel discussion Natural ecosystems can provide a massive 30% of mitigation needed by 2030 to keep global warming below 2°C. Yet, nature-based solutions have come under global scrutiny with ongoing disputes about their real impact on climate, biodiversity and communities. As the divide between the Global South and Global North widens, how can nature-based solutions step up to solve the trilemma of inequality, nature and climate change? How can policies and standards help to enhance trust and scale impact globally? How should businesses look at nature investments to fulfill their climate objectives and claims?
The opening panel will bring together global climate leaders to discuss the opportunities and limitations of nature-based solutions, and ways to unlock greater Global North-South collaboration to scale impact.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Mark Kenber, Executive Director, Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI)
Mrs Annette Nazareth, Chair, Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore
Mr Sam Gill, President / Co-Founder, Sylvera

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

10:45 14:45 11:30 15:30 The Power of Technology: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Nature-based Solutions

Click to watch session

Panel discussion Integrating technology with nature-based solutions can significantly accelerate an uptake in legitimacy and promulgation of such solutions. How do we leverage technology to improve MRV and democratise access to verified real-time climate data globally? How do we leverage technology to scale and enhance the impact of nature-based solutions in emerging markets where most of the world’s carbon sinks are located? How can carbon financing and carbon markets help catalyse the scale up of tech to enhance nature-based solutions? Find out more from global leaders across the nature-based solutions ecosystem on this panel.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Diego Saez-Gil, CEO, Pachama Inc
Mrs Dewi Ratna Sari, Nature-based Solution Financing Senior Program Lead, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia
Mr Jack Roswell, CEO, Perennial
Mr Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X

Moderator:
Ms Hoon Ling Min, Investment Director, GenZero

12:00 16:00 12:45 16:45 More than Carbon: How the Implementation of High-integrity Article 6 Projects Could Benefit People and Planet 

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Panel discussion The rise of carbon markets has led to the development of carbon-abatement projects that, if done well, could have positive benefits on the global climate. But such projects should be viewed from more than just from the carbon lens. Whether it be the protection or restoration of nature, or the provision of cookstoves to rural communities, carbon projects could provide many other positive benefits for local communities and biodiversity. This panel hopes to expound on the non-carbon benefits of Article 6 implementation projects, using examples from real-world projects across the tropics, from Southeast Asia to Africa and Latin America. Panellists will also consider the pitfalls of taking a narrow focus on carbon as the basis for the establishment of nature conservation projects. Overall, the panel aims to generate discussion on ways to connect the global benefits of climate mitigation with co-benefits, which tend to be more localised.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore
Dr Francesco Ricciardi, Senior Environment Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Dr Ken Newcombe, CEO & Founder, C-Quest Capital
Ms Lina Barrera, Senior Vice President (Acting), Global Policy and Government Affairs, Conservation International

Moderator:
Ms Audrey Tan, Science Communications Lead, NUS

13:45 17:45 14:30 18:30 Enabling Private Investment for Nature-based Solutions – From Ideas to Action

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Panel discussion Nature-based solutions (NBS) involve the protection and sustainable management of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems, offering cost-effective climate action by addressing the twin crises of nature loss and climate change simultaneously. However, NBS currently receives less than 3% of total climate finance, reflecting critical underfunding in this area. What are the levers to unlock private investments into NBS, and what are the types of capital needed? How can policymakers, investors, academia and project developers work in unison to create an enabling environment to de-risk NBS projects and catalyse funding to scale impact?

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Hoon Ling Min, Investment Director, GenZero
Ms Jennifer Morris, CEO, The Nature Conservancy
Mr Dharsono Hartono, Chair of Kadin Net Zero Hub, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce
Ms Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO, Head of Private Equity and Natural Capital , Mirova
Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

15:00 19:00 15:45 19:45 Sylvera + Singapore: Building a Hub for Carbon Trading in the Region

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Presentation 

Panel discussion
Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement creates the basis for parties to cooperate through market mechanisms to achieve their goals under the agreement, creating the transfer of carbon credits across countries. Singapore is one of the first entering into cooperation agreements. 

Sylvera will be supporting the Singapore Government to be able to identify high-quality carbon credits to use towards its goals under the Paris Agreement. The first of its kind, Singapore’s approach has the potential to set a precedent on environmental integrity in carbon markets.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Sam Gill, President / Co-Founder, Sylvera
Ms Wei Mei Hum, Head of APAC & Global Head of Environmental Products, ACX (AirCarbon Exchange)

Moderator:
Mr Wey-Len Lim, Senior Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board

16:15 20:15 17:15 21:15 Carbon Markets 2.0 - What Does the Future Hold?

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Panel discussion The road to harmonised rules might be a long one but it is imperative that the voluntary carbon market continues this process of improvement and collaboration as collective action can go a long way in building greater confidence in the consistency of quality and standards. This panel aims to bring together global crediting programmes to discuss their theory of change for Carbon Markets 2.0, and their plans for a rapidly evolving space that could be at its inflection point.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Mary Grady, President & CEO, Winrock ERT and Executive Director, American Carbon Registry
Ms Olga Gassan-zade, Chair of Article 6.4 Supervisory Body, Article 6.4 Supervisory Body
Mr Duncan van Bergen, Co-Founder, Calyx Global
Mr Robin Rix, Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer, Verra

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

17:15 21:15 18:00 22:00 Carbon Markets 2.0 – Converging Compliance and Voluntary Carbon Markets

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Fireside chat The key objective of compliance and voluntary carbon markets is to help set an aligned path to net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and be an effective financing mechanism. But with Article 6 in play, how does the landscape change? Are carbon credits with corresponding adjustments needed in voluntary carbon markets? What is the role of Implementation Agreements between countries and has there been meaningful progress since COP27? This panel aims to draw insights from governments, investors, and project developers on whether the theory of Article 6 can become reality.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Frederick Teo, CEO, GenZero
Mr John Davis, Interim CEO, South Pole
Mr Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategy Group, Singapore
Mr Rodrigo Maluff, Deputy Minister of Investments and Exports, Paraguayan Gonvernment
Dr Daniel Tutu Benefoh, Acting Director, Environmental Protection Agency

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Anshari Rahman, Policy & Analytics Director, GenZero

03 Dec

09:30 - 09:45

13:30 - 13:45

Welcome Address by Mr Teo Chee Hean
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore

Speech

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore, Prime Minister's Office

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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09:45 - 10:00

13:45 - 14:00

Opening Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Speech

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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10:00 - 10:15

14:00 - 14:15

Primer on Finance Day Activities

Ted talk

This opening session will discuss how and why transition finance is necessary for actionable outcomes critical for the success of a country’s and region’s decarbonization and net zero commitments. The session also outlines what can be done to accelerate and meet the commitments. The session will end off with a brief overview of the 2-day agenda for the pavilion's finance days this year. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mrs Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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10:45 - 12:00

14:45 - 16:00

Building a Sustainable Tomorrow: Climate Funding for Asia

Panel discussion

As Asia looks towards new horizons in 2023, climate change, which was once a secondary concern to most, has now taken the forefront of regional and global conversations. Despite the low quantum of climate philanthropy globally ($7.5billion to $12.5billion), there is a positive trend of 25% global increase in investments towards climate-related initiatives since 2020. This discussion will be a spotlight session on lessons from previous investments led by AVPN and plans moving forward to bring in more catalytic capital for the Asian region. This session will also launch the second AVPN fund focused on climate action with potential focus areas around deploying new technologies like artificial intelligence within holistic climate solutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mrs Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Director, Product Impact, Google.org
Ms Naeeda Crishna Morgado, Senior Infrastructure Specialist (Innovation and Green Finance), Asian Development Bank
Ms Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence Blended Finance

Moderator:
Mr Tristan Ace, Chief Programme Officer, AVPN

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12:30 - 13:30

16:30 - 17:30

Unlocking the Power of Public-Private-Philanthropy Partnerships (PPPPs)

Panel discussion
Launch event

This session marks the official launch of the climate philanthropy report on the opportunity for public-private-philanthropy partnerships (PPPPs) to tackle pressing climate and nature challenges in Asia and beyond. The speakers will cover the challenges and opportunities, as well as success criteria distilled from the interviews and case studies, on what drives a successful PPPP, and how to create levers needed to scale quality action. Participants will be able to take away insights from successful impact stories about climate action.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Badr Jafar, CEO, Crescent Enterprises

Panelist (s):
Ms Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
Ms Helen Mountford, President and CEO, Climateworks Foundation
Ms Sharon Koh, Director, Knowledge & Insights, Philanthropy Asia Alliance, Temasek Trust

Moderator:
Mr Luis Alvarado, Head of GAEA Program, Strategic PPP Partnerships, World Economic Forum

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14:00 - 14:10

18:00 - 18:10

Introduction to Blended Finance and ACS Grant

Ted talk

Blended finance has a significant potential to unlock the financing needed for the world to transition to net zero. By providing early-stage grant funding, technical expertise or program execution capabilities, a blended finance fund can create the conditions to mobilise private and philanthropic capital.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director (Development & International) & Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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14:10 - 15:10

18:10 - 19:10

Innovation Showcase: Designing Blended Finance for Climate Goals

Solution showcase session

The Asia Climate Solutions (ACS) grant was launched in Oct 2022 to support the early-stage design, pilot, and launch of innovative catalytic blended finance solutions. The grant will mobilise capital toward high impact target sectors in Asia. ​

Key awardees of the ACS grant will showcase their solutions in this segment, and experienced panelists will provide feedback on the respective showcases. Attendees can also participate in the dialogue and share their own feedback to the grant awardees. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence Blended Finance
Ms Audra Low, CEO, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd
Mrs Kyung-Ah Park, Head, ESG Investment Management & Managing Director, Sustainability, Temasek
Ms Patti Chu, Head of Impact Investments, Silverstrand Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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15:10 - 15:30

19:10 - 19:30

Blended Finance Use-case: Pentagreen Capital

Ted talk

Pentagreen Capital is a debt financing partnership between shareholders Temasek and HSBC, as well as partners Asian Development Bank and Clifford Capital, focused on marginally bankable sustainable infrastructure in developing Asia. This session will showcase a recent financing deal completed by Pentagreen - where market forces alone fail to bring capital where it is most needed, blended finance can help accelerate the flow of financing to bridge the bankability gap.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Marat Zapparov, CEO, Pentagreen Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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16:00 - 16:45

20:00 - 20:45

Partnerships for Financing Real World Impact

Panel discussion

This session will showcase how Singapore FIs and real economy companies can work together to mobilize financing to address climate change. Panelists will discuss the strategies and challenges in their collaborations thus far, and showcase how the FI-real economy collaborate is a win-win strategy as it accelerates the transition to net zero in the real economy and promote responsible financial investing.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Helen Wong, Group Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Bank
Ms Su Shan Tan, Managing Director, Group Head of Institutional Banking, DBS Group
Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Moderator:
Ms Pamela Lee, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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16:45 - 17:30

20:45 - 21:30

Corporate Sustainability Disclosures as the Foundation for Transition Finance

Panel discussion

This panel will showcase the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum’s (ACMF) collaboration with the IFRS Foundation’s ISSB to promote consistent and comparable corporate sustainability disclosures in ASEAN, which is foundational to supporting the transition towards sustainable ASEAN capital markets. Given the existing high adoption of GRI standards in the ASEAN region, the panel will also discuss the need for interoperability between, and the complementarity of, GRI and ISSB Standards and how GRI and IFRS Foundation are working together to deliver practical guidance with ASEAN as a priority area of focus. Against this backdrop, the panel will also discuss the development of Singapore’s sustainability reporting roadmap for ISSB-aligned climate-related disclosures for companies in Singapore.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Kuldip Gill, Assistant Chief Executive, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
Ms Sue Lloyd, Vice-chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Dr Allinnettes Adigue, Head of ASEAN Regional Hub, Global Reporting Initiative
Ms Abigail Ng, Executive Director & Head of Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
09:30 13:30 09:45 13:45 Welcome Address by Mr Teo Chee Hean
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore

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Speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore, Prime Minister's Office

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

09:45 13:45 10:00 14:00 Opening Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

10:00 14:00 10:15 14:15 Primer on Finance Day Activities

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Ted talk This opening session will discuss how and why transition finance is necessary for actionable outcomes critical for the success of a country’s and region’s decarbonization and net zero commitments. The session also outlines what can be done to accelerate and meet the commitments. The session will end off with a brief overview of the 2-day agenda for the pavilion's finance days this year. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mrs Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

10:45 14:45 12:00 16:00 Building a Sustainable Tomorrow: Climate Funding for Asia

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Panel discussion As Asia looks towards new horizons in 2023, climate change, which was once a secondary concern to most, has now taken the forefront of regional and global conversations. Despite the low quantum of climate philanthropy globally ($7.5billion to $12.5billion), there is a positive trend of 25% global increase in investments towards climate-related initiatives since 2020. This discussion will be a spotlight session on lessons from previous investments led by AVPN and plans moving forward to bring in more catalytic capital for the Asian region. This session will also launch the second AVPN fund focused on climate action with potential focus areas around deploying new technologies like artificial intelligence within holistic climate solutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mrs Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Director, Product Impact, Google.org
Ms Naeeda Crishna Morgado, Senior Infrastructure Specialist (Innovation and Green Finance), Asian Development Bank
Ms Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence Blended Finance

Moderator:
Mr Tristan Ace, Chief Programme Officer, AVPN

12:30 16:30 13:30 17:30 Unlocking the Power of Public-Private-Philanthropy Partnerships (PPPPs)

Click to watch session

Panel discussion
Launch event
This session marks the official launch of the climate philanthropy report on the opportunity for public-private-philanthropy partnerships (PPPPs) to tackle pressing climate and nature challenges in Asia and beyond. The speakers will cover the challenges and opportunities, as well as success criteria distilled from the interviews and case studies, on what drives a successful PPPP, and how to create levers needed to scale quality action. Participants will be able to take away insights from successful impact stories about climate action.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Badr Jafar, CEO, Crescent Enterprises

Panelist (s):
Ms Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
Ms Helen Mountford, President and CEO, Climateworks Foundation
Ms Sharon Koh, Director, Knowledge & Insights, Philanthropy Asia Alliance, Temasek Trust

Moderator:
Mr Luis Alvarado, Head of GAEA Program, Strategic PPP Partnerships, World Economic Forum

14:00 18:00 14:10 18:10 Introduction to Blended Finance and ACS Grant

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Ted talk Blended finance has a significant potential to unlock the financing needed for the world to transition to net zero. By providing early-stage grant funding, technical expertise or program execution capabilities, a blended finance fund can create the conditions to mobilise private and philanthropic capital.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director (Development & International) & Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

14:10 18:10 15:10 19:10 Innovation Showcase: Designing Blended Finance for Climate Goals

Click to watch session

Solution showcase session The Asia Climate Solutions (ACS) grant was launched in Oct 2022 to support the early-stage design, pilot, and launch of innovative catalytic blended finance solutions. The grant will mobilise capital toward high impact target sectors in Asia. ​

Key awardees of the ACS grant will showcase their solutions in this segment, and experienced panelists will provide feedback on the respective showcases. Attendees can also participate in the dialogue and share their own feedback to the grant awardees. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence Blended Finance
Ms Audra Low, CEO, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd
Mrs Kyung-Ah Park, Head, ESG Investment Management & Managing Director, Sustainability, Temasek
Ms Patti Chu, Head of Impact Investments, Silverstrand Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

15:10 19:10 15:30 19:30 Blended Finance Use-case: Pentagreen Capital

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Ted talk Pentagreen Capital is a debt financing partnership between shareholders Temasek and HSBC, as well as partners Asian Development Bank and Clifford Capital, focused on marginally bankable sustainable infrastructure in developing Asia. This session will showcase a recent financing deal completed by Pentagreen - where market forces alone fail to bring capital where it is most needed, blended finance can help accelerate the flow of financing to bridge the bankability gap.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Marat Zapparov, CEO, Pentagreen Capital

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

16:00 20:00 16:45 20:45 Partnerships for Financing Real World Impact

Click to watch session

Panel discussion This session will showcase how Singapore FIs and real economy companies can work together to mobilize financing to address climate change. Panelists will discuss the strategies and challenges in their collaborations thus far, and showcase how the FI-real economy collaborate is a win-win strategy as it accelerates the transition to net zero in the real economy and promote responsible financial investing.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Helen Wong, Group Chief Executive Officer, OCBC Bank
Ms Su Shan Tan, Managing Director, Group Head of Institutional Banking, DBS Group
Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

Moderator:
Ms Pamela Lee, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

16:45 20:45 17:30 21:30 Corporate Sustainability Disclosures as the Foundation for Transition Finance

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Panel discussion This panel will showcase the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum’s (ACMF) collaboration with the IFRS Foundation’s ISSB to promote consistent and comparable corporate sustainability disclosures in ASEAN, which is foundational to supporting the transition towards sustainable ASEAN capital markets. Given the existing high adoption of GRI standards in the ASEAN region, the panel will also discuss the need for interoperability between, and the complementarity of, GRI and ISSB Standards and how GRI and IFRS Foundation are working together to deliver practical guidance with ASEAN as a priority area of focus. Against this backdrop, the panel will also discuss the development of Singapore’s sustainability reporting roadmap for ISSB-aligned climate-related disclosures for companies in Singapore.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Kuldip Gill, Assistant Chief Executive, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
Ms Sue Lloyd, Vice-chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Dr Allinnettes Adigue, Head of ASEAN Regional Hub, Global Reporting Initiative
Ms Abigail Ng, Executive Director & Head of Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

04 Dec

09:00 - 09:45

13:00 - 13:45

Mobilising Global Capital Markets Through Transition Investing

Panel discussion

The US$130 trillion global capital market is critical to finance the world’s climate transition. In this discussion, panelists will share about various transition investing approaches, both active and passive, how these can be applied globally, with a focus on the EMDEs and APAC region, and the varying challenges and opportunities across these approaches.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, SGX Group
Ms Tzu Mi Liew, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income & Multi Asset; and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, GIC
Ms Jessica Tan, Head of Sustainable and Transition Solutions, BlackRock

Moderator:
Mr Tomas Naucler, Senior Partner, McKinsey

Click to watch session


09:45 - 10:45

13:45 - 14:45

Scaling Transition Finance

Panel discussion

COP28 will see an intensified focus on the private sector to scale investments in emerging markets. In this fireside chat, Ravi Menon, Mark Carney and Dilhan Pillay will share more about the work MAS, GFANZ and Temasek to support these efforts, and how they think we could develop and scale transition finance solutions, including the tools (e.g. carbon credits, blended finance) to do so. Mark and Dilhan will also discuss their roles at and aspirations for the World Bank Private Sector Investment Lab including how it will address constraints which the private sector faces today. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Mark Carney, Co-Chair, GFANZ, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, CEO, Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Moderator:
Ms Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director (Development & International) & Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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11:00 - 11:45

15:00 - 15:45

FI Transition Planning: Lessons from APAC

Panel discussion

2023 has been the “Year of Transition Planning”, with momentum rising globally and in the Asia Pacific. This panel showcases best practices in FI transition planning in APAC, with a focus on hard-to-abate sectors which remain a challenge to the global climate transition, and to FIs in their net zero efforts. Listen to our panelists share lessons learnt from navigating this, and how they envision the ecosystem working together to unlock transition finance at scale.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Tomohiro Ishikawa, Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer, MUFG
Mr Seb Henbest, Group Head of Climate Transition, HSBC
Ms Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

Moderator:
Ms Melissa Moi, Head of Sustainable Business, UOB

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11:45 - 12:30

15:45 - 16:30

Managing the Phaseout of Coal-fired Power Plants Session 1: Credibility

Panel discussion

Given the negativity towards coal, financial institutions face policy and regulatory barriers when phasing out coal activities in the region. This session, consisting of panelists working on different frameworks, will discuss how financial institutions can better do so, and the work being put in place to help lower barriers for FIs to participate in coal phaseout activities.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Surendra Rosha, Co-Chief Executive Asia Pacific, HSBC
Mr Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS
Dr Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit, International Energy Agency
Mr Khairul Ridzwan, General Manager, International Affairs, Securities Commission Malaysia

Moderator:
Ms Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

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12:30 - 13:15

16:30 - 17:15

Managing the Phaseout of Coal-fired Power Plants Session 2: Economic Viability

Panel discussion

In Sep 2023, MAS launched a paper to explore the use of “transition credits” to accelerate early phaseout of coal-fired power plants. We continue the conversation in this session, where members of the coalition willing to explore transition credit projects discuss how carbon credits can be used to accelerate the early phaseout of CFPPs. Panelists will talk through the considerations, challenges and possible solutions from their unique perspectives as part of (i) financing projects to generate supply of credits, (ii) demand and offtaking, and (iii) ensuring credits are high-integrity economic viability.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Premod Thomas, Senior Advisor, Clifford Capital Holdings
Mr Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X
Mr Eric Francia, President & CEO, ACEN
Mr Vikram Widge, Senior Advisor, Climate Policy Initiative

Moderator:
Mr Vishal Agarwal, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Click to watch session


14:00 - 14:20

18:00 - 18:20

Opening Remarks by Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Opening speech

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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14:20 - 15:10

18:20 - 19:10

From Micro to Macro: Lessons Learnt by Central Banks from Reconsidering the Net Zero Transition as a Macroeconomic and Macrofinancial Development

Panel discussion

This panel will focus on the macroeconomic and macrofinancial challenges posed to Central Banks and financial supervisors by the transition to net zero, in a context of tightened monetary policy. Scenario analysis and stress testing are gaining traction amongst regulators as well as individual financial institutions to model the impacts of the transition to net zero and assess the resilience of FIs. 

In the context of the recent publication of the 4th vintage of NGFS Climate scenarios, the discussion will be an opportunity to look at the perspectives offered by putting these tools to practice, while outlining the limits of these models in a fast-changing landscape.​

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):

Moderator:


14:20 - 14:50

18:20 - 18:50

Crossed perspectives on the macroeconomic challenges of the race to net zero

Panel discussion

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Klaas Knot, Chair, Financial Stability Board
Dr Pablo Saavedra, Vice President for the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group, World Bank

Moderator:
Mr William Mason, Director General, Guernsey Financial Services Commission

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14:50 - 15:10

18:50 - 19:10

Central banking in climate uncertainty: finding tools fit for the 21st century

Panel discussion

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Livio Stracca, Deputy Director General Financial Stability, European Central Bank, NGFS Workstream Scenario Design and Analysis Chair

Moderator:
Ms Theresa Löber, Head of Strategic Climate Project, Bank of England

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15:10 - 15:20

19:10 - 19:20

Capacity Building for Climate Action

Ted talk

This session provides an overview of tools developed by the NGFS and its partners for capacity building on climate action for central bankers and regulators.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mrs Madelena Mohamed, Director of Sustainability Unit, Bank Negara Malaysia, NGFS Taskforce Capacity Building and Training Co-Chair

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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15:30 - 16:20

19:30 - 20:20

Bridging the Climate Finance Gap with Blended Finance: Learning from Past Projects to Build a Mature Blended Finance Ecosystem for Climate

Panel discussion

This panel will focus on the role blended finance can play to support the transition to net zero in emerging and developing countries. Building on first-hand experience from past projects as well as findings from the recent NGFS Technical Document on Blended Finance, the speakers will look at how financial institutions and authorities can contribute to building a mature blended finance ecosystem, from a variety of points of views (Central banks and Supervisors, MDBs, Insurers, etc). As blended finance projects build momentum, identifying regulatory barriers and actionable levers will be key to developing this ecosystem and bridging the climate finance gap. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund, NGFS Blended Finance Initiative Drafting Lead
Mr Abhishek Poddar, India Country Head, Macquarie Group and Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management Real Assets., Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (India) Private Limited
Mr Matthieu Pegon, Director - Head of Blended Finance, IDB Invest
Ms Lilian Macharia, Director of Portfolio Management, Green Climate Fund

Moderator:
Mr Michael Wilkins, Executive Director, Professor of Practice, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London & Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre

Click to watch session


16:35 - 16:45

20:35 - 20:45

Keynote by the Central Bank of UAE

Speech

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
H.E. Ebrahim Al Zaabi, Assistant Governor for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability, Central Bank of the U.A.E

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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16:45 - 17:35

20:45 - 21:35

Transition Plans, Data and Disclosures: Key Enablers to Manage Climate Risks and Promote Greening Finance

Panel discussion

This panel will focus on the toolbox available for financial institutions to efficiently manage climate risks and develop a greener financial system. The discussion will more specifically focus on the role of international standards for transition plans and disclosures as well as main challenges regarding data access and availability, building, inter alia, on the NGFS Stocktake on Transition plans. The speakers will look at how these key enablers can accelerate the journey to net zero and what they mean for financial institutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Ms Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair, Vice Chair, GFANZ and Vice Chair for Global Public Policy at Bloomberg L.P.
Ms Gek Choo Goh, Executive Director, Banking Department II, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Mark Versey, CEO, Aviva Investors

Moderator:
Mr Jean Boissinot, Deputy Director Financial Stability and Head of NGFS Secretariat, Banque de France

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17:35 - 18:05

21:35 - 22:05

Fireside Chat with the Chairs of NGFS (past, current, future) – moderated by Head of Secretariat

Fireside chat

 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System
Mr Frank Elderson, Executive Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Jean Boissinot, Deputy Director Financial Stability and Head of NGFS Secretariat, Banque de France

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18:05 - 18:50

22:05 - 22:50

Networking Cocktail

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09:00 13:00 09:45 13:45 Mobilising Global Capital Markets Through Transition Investing

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Panel discussion The US$130 trillion global capital market is critical to finance the world’s climate transition. In this discussion, panelists will share about various transition investing approaches, both active and passive, how these can be applied globally, with a focus on the EMDEs and APAC region, and the varying challenges and opportunities across these approaches.

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Panelist (s):
Mr Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, SGX Group
Ms Tzu Mi Liew, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income & Multi Asset; and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, GIC
Ms Jessica Tan, Head of Sustainable and Transition Solutions, BlackRock

Moderator:
Mr Tomas Naucler, Senior Partner, McKinsey

09:45 13:45 10:45 14:45 Scaling Transition Finance

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Panel discussion COP28 will see an intensified focus on the private sector to scale investments in emerging markets. In this fireside chat, Ravi Menon, Mark Carney and Dilhan Pillay will share more about the work MAS, GFANZ and Temasek to support these efforts, and how they think we could develop and scale transition finance solutions, including the tools (e.g. carbon credits, blended finance) to do so. Mark and Dilhan will also discuss their roles at and aspirations for the World Bank Private Sector Investment Lab including how it will address constraints which the private sector faces today. 

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Panelist (s):
Mr Mark Carney, Co-Chair, GFANZ, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, CEO, Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

Moderator:
Ms Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director (Development & International) & Chief Sustainability Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

11:00 15:00 11:45 15:45 FI Transition Planning: Lessons from APAC

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Panel discussion 2023 has been the “Year of Transition Planning”, with momentum rising globally and in the Asia Pacific. This panel showcases best practices in FI transition planning in APAC, with a focus on hard-to-abate sectors which remain a challenge to the global climate transition, and to FIs in their net zero efforts. Listen to our panelists share lessons learnt from navigating this, and how they envision the ecosystem working together to unlock transition finance at scale.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Tomohiro Ishikawa, Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer, MUFG
Mr Seb Henbest, Group Head of Climate Transition, HSBC
Ms Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

Moderator:
Ms Melissa Moi, Head of Sustainable Business, UOB

11:45 15:45 12:30 16:30 Managing the Phaseout of Coal-fired Power Plants Session 1: Credibility

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Panel discussion Given the negativity towards coal, financial institutions face policy and regulatory barriers when phasing out coal activities in the region. This session, consisting of panelists working on different frameworks, will discuss how financial institutions can better do so, and the work being put in place to help lower barriers for FIs to participate in coal phaseout activities.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Surendra Rosha, Co-Chief Executive Asia Pacific, HSBC
Mr Helge Muenkel, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS
Dr Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit, International Energy Agency
Mr Khairul Ridzwan, General Manager, International Affairs, Securities Commission Malaysia

Moderator:
Ms Yuki Yasui, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Network, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

12:30 16:30 13:15 17:15 Managing the Phaseout of Coal-fired Power Plants Session 2: Economic Viability

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Panel discussion In Sep 2023, MAS launched a paper to explore the use of “transition credits” to accelerate early phaseout of coal-fired power plants. We continue the conversation in this session, where members of the coalition willing to explore transition credit projects discuss how carbon credits can be used to accelerate the early phaseout of CFPPs. Panelists will talk through the considerations, challenges and possible solutions from their unique perspectives as part of (i) financing projects to generate supply of credits, (ii) demand and offtaking, and (iii) ensuring credits are high-integrity economic viability.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Premod Thomas, Senior Advisor, Clifford Capital Holdings
Mr Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X
Mr Eric Francia, President & CEO, ACEN
Mr Vikram Widge, Senior Advisor, Climate Policy Initiative

Moderator:
Mr Vishal Agarwal, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

14:00 18:00 14:20 18:20 Opening Remarks by Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Opening speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System

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14:20 18:20 15:10 19:10 From Micro to Macro: Lessons Learnt by Central Banks from Reconsidering the Net Zero Transition as a Macroeconomic and Macrofinancial Development Panel discussion This panel will focus on the macroeconomic and macrofinancial challenges posed to Central Banks and financial supervisors by the transition to net zero, in a context of tightened monetary policy. Scenario analysis and stress testing are gaining traction amongst regulators as well as individual financial institutions to model the impacts of the transition to net zero and assess the resilience of FIs. 

In the context of the recent publication of the 4th vintage of NGFS Climate scenarios, the discussion will be an opportunity to look at the perspectives offered by putting these tools to practice, while outlining the limits of these models in a fast-changing landscape.​

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14:20 18:20 14:50 18:50 Crossed perspectives on the macroeconomic challenges of the race to net zero

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Panel discussion  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Klaas Knot, Chair, Financial Stability Board
Dr Pablo Saavedra, Vice President for the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group, World Bank

Moderator:
Mr William Mason, Director General, Guernsey Financial Services Commission

14:50 18:50 15:10 19:10 Central banking in climate uncertainty: finding tools fit for the 21st century

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Panel discussion  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Livio Stracca, Deputy Director General Financial Stability, European Central Bank, NGFS Workstream Scenario Design and Analysis Chair

Moderator:
Ms Theresa Löber, Head of Strategic Climate Project, Bank of England

15:10 19:10 15:20 19:20 Capacity Building for Climate Action

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Ted talk This session provides an overview of tools developed by the NGFS and its partners for capacity building on climate action for central bankers and regulators.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mrs Madelena Mohamed, Director of Sustainability Unit, Bank Negara Malaysia, NGFS Taskforce Capacity Building and Training Co-Chair

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15:30 19:30 16:20 20:20 Bridging the Climate Finance Gap with Blended Finance: Learning from Past Projects to Build a Mature Blended Finance Ecosystem for Climate

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Panel discussion This panel will focus on the role blended finance can play to support the transition to net zero in emerging and developing countries. Building on first-hand experience from past projects as well as findings from the recent NGFS Technical Document on Blended Finance, the speakers will look at how financial institutions and authorities can contribute to building a mature blended finance ecosystem, from a variety of points of views (Central banks and Supervisors, MDBs, Insurers, etc). As blended finance projects build momentum, identifying regulatory barriers and actionable levers will be key to developing this ecosystem and bridging the climate finance gap. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund, NGFS Blended Finance Initiative Drafting Lead
Mr Abhishek Poddar, India Country Head, Macquarie Group and Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management Real Assets., Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (India) Private Limited
Mr Matthieu Pegon, Director - Head of Blended Finance, IDB Invest
Ms Lilian Macharia, Director of Portfolio Management, Green Climate Fund

Moderator:
Mr Michael Wilkins, Executive Director, Professor of Practice, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London & Co-Director, Singapore Green Finance Centre

16:35 20:35 16:45 20:45 Keynote by the Central Bank of UAE

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Speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
H.E. Ebrahim Al Zaabi, Assistant Governor for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability, Central Bank of the U.A.E

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16:45 20:45 17:35 21:35 Transition Plans, Data and Disclosures: Key Enablers to Manage Climate Risks and Promote Greening Finance

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Panel discussion This panel will focus on the toolbox available for financial institutions to efficiently manage climate risks and develop a greener financial system. The discussion will more specifically focus on the role of international standards for transition plans and disclosures as well as main challenges regarding data access and availability, building, inter alia, on the NGFS Stocktake on Transition plans. The speakers will look at how these key enablers can accelerate the journey to net zero and what they mean for financial institutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Ms Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair, Vice Chair, GFANZ and Vice Chair for Global Public Policy at Bloomberg L.P.
Ms Gek Choo Goh, Executive Director, Banking Department II, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Mark Versey, CEO, Aviva Investors

Moderator:
Mr Jean Boissinot, Deputy Director Financial Stability and Head of NGFS Secretariat, Banque de France

17:35 21:35 18:05 22:05 Fireside Chat with the Chairs of NGFS (past, current, future) – moderated by Head of Secretariat

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Fireside chat  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System
Mr Frank Elderson, Executive Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Jean Boissinot, Deputy Director Financial Stability and Head of NGFS Secretariat, Banque de France

18:05 22:05 18:50 22:50 Networking Cocktail Networking session  

 

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05 Dec

09:30 - 09:40

13:30 - 13:40

Opening Remarks by Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

Opening speech

 

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Speaker (s):
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore, Prime Minister's Office

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Moderator:

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09:45 - 10:45

13:45 - 14:45

Power Trading and Interconnectivity in ASEAN

Panel discussion

This session would highlight the need for a greater interconnectivity to enhance ASEAN’s energy affordability, security and environmental sustainability; and ASEAN and Singapore’s efforts to support the ASEAN Power Grid (APG). The session would also discuss how APG has and would contribute to ASEAN’s decarbonization journey.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Andrew Light, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr Shiun Chen, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Sarawak Energy Berhad
Dr Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit, International Energy Agency
Ms Janice Bong, Managing Director, Power & Renewables, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd

Moderator:
Mr Andre Oei, Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

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11:45 - 13:00

15:45 - 17:00

Carbon Capture and Sequestration – Promise, Prospects and Challenges

Panel discussion

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5℃, shows that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) of 100-1000 GtCO2 will be required over the 21st Century, but notes that this accelerated level of removal is unprecedented and unproven, and that further work needs to be done on its feasibility and sustainability. It is estimated that up to 90% of carbon emissions from the industrial use of fossil fuels could be removed by CCS. This potential is concentrated in the Asia–Pacific region that has 1,300 emitter companies and more than 20 potential hubs. The momentum in CCUS deployment has grown substantially in recent years, with over 500 projects in various stages of development across the CCUS value chain and announcements of around 50 new capture facilities to be operating by 2030, capturing around 125 Mt CO2 per year.

While there is growing interest to develop off-shore CCS in sub-seabed geological formations, there are unresolved questions about the legal and regulatory, technological and logistics considerations that impact on its deployment at scale and the risks of adverse effects on the marine environment. The panel will examine the legal and policy context in which CCS is being advocated and examine the existing international and domestic legal regulatory frameworks (including gaps) that govern such activities as well as the policy, economic and technical drivers that incentivize CCS infrastructure and activities. The panel will also discuss questions relating to the carbon accounting infrastructure and methodologies for CO2 capture and storage and CO2 transport and a case study of innovative CCS technologies will be presented.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Youna LYONS, Visiting Professor, NUS Centre for International Law
Mr Matthias Honegger, Head of Research Group Carbon Dioxide Removals, Perspectives Climate Research
Mrs Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Ms Fam Wee Wei, Director, Industry Division (Climate Change & Sustainability - International), Ministry of Trade and Industry
Dr Belladonna Maulianda, Special Advisor in Energy for the Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investments Affairs, Indonesia CCS Center
Prof Gaurav Niteen Sant, Director, Institute for Carbon Management, University of California, Los Angeles, Institute for Carbon Management, University of California, Los Angeles

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

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13:30 - 14:45

17:30 - 18:45

Operationalising Net Zero – Value Creation and Pathways for Corporations

Panel discussion

In this session, you will be hearing first-hand the reports launched from WBCSD and PwC at Singapore Pavilion:

1. WBCSD’s report on Corporate Performance and Accountability System (CPAS) for Climate Action agenda, and
2. PwC's report on a Corporate guide for RECs and CCs in South East Asia

The CPAS for Climate Action agenda report will offer a structured approach for businesses to set net-zero targets, develop transition plans, and provide transparent carbon performance reporting guidance. This includes target setting process, transition planning and transparent reporting.
The Corporate guide for RECs and CCs in SEA will provide information and insights on the landscape and latest developments in RECs and CCs and related areas. Additionally, it will provide current insights within the context of Southeast Asia as well as discuss current challenges and projected developments. This is supplemented by interviews on implementation from stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Join us on these launches and also hear from our panelists which comprise the private and public sector on practical approaches towards net zero operationalisation.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Wey-Len Lim, Senior Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board
Mr Pepijn Rijvers, Executive Vice President, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mr Keith Lin, Sustainability Director, Temasek
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Jennifer Tay, Partner, PwC Asia Pacific Infrastructure Leader, PwC

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15:00 - 15:40

19:00 - 19:40

From Ambition to Action: Fast-tracking Decarbonisation Through Setting Credible Science-based Targets

Keynote

Fireside chat

The global stock take must focus attention on the role of companies to accelerate decarbonisation by turning their net zero ambition into concrete action plans. A key focus for Singapore is to ensure that firms develop credible and robust climate strategies to deliver on their net zero 2050 commitments.

Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is regarded as the global gold standard for setting science-based targets aligned with a 1.5C pathway. How can these global best practices be applied by businesses in Singapore and Asia?

Join SBTi and AIA Group, the largest pan-Asian life and health insurer, to discuss best practices and practical guidance for businesses seeking to set science-based targets including Scope 1, 2 and 3 requirements. AIA will share its plans and learnings to deliver on its science-based targets and to reduce emissions across 18 markets comprising 25,000 employees, network of agents and an investment book of over US$250 billion invested in Asia.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Amita Chaudhury, Group Head of Sustainability, AIA
Mr Mitch New, Group General Counsel, AIA
Mr Luiz Fernando Do Amaral, CEO, SBTi

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

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16:00 - 17:15

20:00 - 21:15

Greening the Global Supply Chain: The Crucial Role of SMEs

Panel discussion

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of every nation's economy. It is therefore imperative for nations to engage not only with multinational corporations (MNCs) and large local enterprises but also with each and every SME to help fulfil their commitments under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Join our panel as we delve into the critical issues surrounding the engagement of SMEs in sustainability efforts, highlight successful strategies for cooperation and coordination, and shed light on the transformative potential of activating SMEs in the pursuit of global climate goals.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Spencer Low, Chief Sustainability Officer, SATS
Mr Gabriel Tan, GUAVA Amenities, CEO
Ms Tonilyn P Lim, UN Global Compact Office, New York, Chief of Programmes
Mr Jasper Wong, MD, Head of Real Estate & Hospitality and Construction & Infrastructure Sector Solutions Group, United Overseas Bank

Moderator:
Mr Terence Tan, Director, Carbon Management UN Global Compact Network Singapore, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Singapore

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18:00 - 19:00

22:00 - 23:00

Scaling Clean Energy in ASEAN - A New Era, New Opportunities, and New Challenges

Panel discussion

ASEAN is at a critical juncture in its clean energy transition. As the world’s most populous and fastest-growing region, it faces unique challenges in meeting its energy needs while combating climate change. The COP28 programme has set an ambitious agenda for global action on climate change, and the Asia-Pacific region has a vital role to play in this global effort. The panel discussion will delve into the intricacies of scaling clean energy in this dynamic region, bringing together esteemed panellists from KPMG, Energetix Pte Ltd, Resync Technologies, Climate Resources Exchange International and Air Carbon Exchange.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

Panelist (s):
Mr Christophe Inglin, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Energetix Pte Ltd
Mr Emir Nurov, CEO and Co-Founder, Resync Technologies
Ms Wei Mei Hum, Head of APAC & Global Head of Environmental Products, ACX (AirCarbon Exchange)
Mr Vinod Kesava, Co-Founder & CEO, Climate Resources Exchange

Moderator:
Mr Sharad Somani, Partner, Head of Infrastructure, KPMG in Singapore

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
09:30 13:30 09:40 13:40 Opening Remarks by Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

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Opening speech  

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Singapore, Prime Minister's Office

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

09:45 13:45 10:45 14:45 Power Trading and Interconnectivity in ASEAN

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Panel discussion This session would highlight the need for a greater interconnectivity to enhance ASEAN’s energy affordability, security and environmental sustainability; and ASEAN and Singapore’s efforts to support the ASEAN Power Grid (APG). The session would also discuss how APG has and would contribute to ASEAN’s decarbonization journey.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Andrew Light, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr Shiun Chen, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Sarawak Energy Berhad
Dr Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit, International Energy Agency
Ms Janice Bong, Managing Director, Power & Renewables, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd

Moderator:
Mr Andre Oei, Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

11:45 15:45 13:00 17:00 Carbon Capture and Sequestration – Promise, Prospects and Challenges

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Panel discussion The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5℃, shows that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) of 100-1000 GtCO2 will be required over the 21st Century, but notes that this accelerated level of removal is unprecedented and unproven, and that further work needs to be done on its feasibility and sustainability. It is estimated that up to 90% of carbon emissions from the industrial use of fossil fuels could be removed by CCS. This potential is concentrated in the Asia–Pacific region that has 1,300 emitter companies and more than 20 potential hubs. The momentum in CCUS deployment has grown substantially in recent years, with over 500 projects in various stages of development across the CCUS value chain and announcements of around 50 new capture facilities to be operating by 2030, capturing around 125 Mt CO2 per year.

While there is growing interest to develop off-shore CCS in sub-seabed geological formations, there are unresolved questions about the legal and regulatory, technological and logistics considerations that impact on its deployment at scale and the risks of adverse effects on the marine environment. The panel will examine the legal and policy context in which CCS is being advocated and examine the existing international and domestic legal regulatory frameworks (including gaps) that govern such activities as well as the policy, economic and technical drivers that incentivize CCS infrastructure and activities. The panel will also discuss questions relating to the carbon accounting infrastructure and methodologies for CO2 capture and storage and CO2 transport and a case study of innovative CCS technologies will be presented.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Dr Youna LYONS, Visiting Professor, NUS Centre for International Law
Mr Matthias Honegger, Head of Research Group Carbon Dioxide Removals, Perspectives Climate Research
Mrs Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Ms Fam Wee Wei, Director, Industry Division (Climate Change & Sustainability - International), Ministry of Trade and Industry
Dr Belladonna Maulianda, Special Advisor in Energy for the Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investments Affairs, Indonesia CCS Center
Prof Gaurav Niteen Sant, Director, Institute for Carbon Management, University of California, Los Angeles, Institute for Carbon Management, University of California, Los Angeles

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

13:30 17:30 14:45 18:45 Operationalising Net Zero – Value Creation and Pathways for Corporations

Click to watch session

Panel discussion In this session, you will be hearing first-hand the reports launched from WBCSD and PwC at Singapore Pavilion:

1. WBCSD’s report on Corporate Performance and Accountability System (CPAS) for Climate Action agenda, and
2. PwC's report on a Corporate guide for RECs and CCs in South East Asia

The CPAS for Climate Action agenda report will offer a structured approach for businesses to set net-zero targets, develop transition plans, and provide transparent carbon performance reporting guidance. This includes target setting process, transition planning and transparent reporting.
The Corporate guide for RECs and CCs in SEA will provide information and insights on the landscape and latest developments in RECs and CCs and related areas. Additionally, it will provide current insights within the context of Southeast Asia as well as discuss current challenges and projected developments. This is supplemented by interviews on implementation from stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Join us on these launches and also hear from our panelists which comprise the private and public sector on practical approaches towards net zero operationalisation.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Wey-Len Lim, Senior Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board
Mr Pepijn Rijvers, Executive Vice President, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mr Keith Lin, Sustainability Director, Temasek
Ms Eu-Lin Fang, Sustainability & Climate Change Practice Leader, AP Centre for Sustainability Excellence Lead, PwC Singapore

Moderator:
Ms Jennifer Tay, Partner, PwC Asia Pacific Infrastructure Leader, PwC

15:00 19:00 15:40 19:40 From Ambition to Action: Fast-tracking Decarbonisation Through Setting Credible Science-based Targets

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Keynote

Fireside chat
The global stock take must focus attention on the role of companies to accelerate decarbonisation by turning their net zero ambition into concrete action plans. A key focus for Singapore is to ensure that firms develop credible and robust climate strategies to deliver on their net zero 2050 commitments.

Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is regarded as the global gold standard for setting science-based targets aligned with a 1.5C pathway. How can these global best practices be applied by businesses in Singapore and Asia?

Join SBTi and AIA Group, the largest pan-Asian life and health insurer, to discuss best practices and practical guidance for businesses seeking to set science-based targets including Scope 1, 2 and 3 requirements. AIA will share its plans and learnings to deliver on its science-based targets and to reduce emissions across 18 markets comprising 25,000 employees, network of agents and an investment book of over US$250 billion invested in Asia.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Amita Chaudhury, Group Head of Sustainability, AIA
Mr Mitch New, Group General Counsel, AIA
Mr Luiz Fernando Do Amaral, CEO, SBTi

Panelist (s):

Moderator:

16:00 20:00 17:15 21:15 Greening the Global Supply Chain: The Crucial Role of SMEs

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Panel discussion Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of every nation's economy. It is therefore imperative for nations to engage not only with multinational corporations (MNCs) and large local enterprises but also with each and every SME to help fulfil their commitments under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Join our panel as we delve into the critical issues surrounding the engagement of SMEs in sustainability efforts, highlight successful strategies for cooperation and coordination, and shed light on the transformative potential of activating SMEs in the pursuit of global climate goals.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Mr Spencer Low, Chief Sustainability Officer, SATS
Mr Gabriel Tan, GUAVA Amenities, CEO
Ms Tonilyn P Lim, UN Global Compact Office, New York, Chief of Programmes
Mr Jasper Wong, MD, Head of Real Estate & Hospitality and Construction & Infrastructure Sector Solutions Group, United Overseas Bank

Moderator:
Mr Terence Tan, Director, Carbon Management UN Global Compact Network Singapore, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Singapore

18:00 22:00 19:00 23:00 Scaling Clean Energy in ASEAN - A New Era, New Opportunities, and New Challenges

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Panel discussion ASEAN is at a critical juncture in its clean energy transition. As the world’s most populous and fastest-growing region, it faces unique challenges in meeting its energy needs while combating climate change. The COP28 programme has set an ambitious agenda for global action on climate change, and the Asia-Pacific region has a vital role to play in this global effort. The panel discussion will delve into the intricacies of scaling clean energy in this dynamic region, bringing together esteemed panellists from KPMG, Energetix Pte Ltd, Resync Technologies, Climate Resources Exchange International and Air Carbon Exchange.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Kavita Gandhi, Executive Director, Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

Panelist (s):
Mr Christophe Inglin, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Energetix Pte Ltd
Mr Emir Nurov, CEO and Co-Founder, Resync Technologies
Ms Wei Mei Hum, Head of APAC & Global Head of Environmental Products, ACX (AirCarbon Exchange)
Mr Vinod Kesava, Co-Founder & CEO, Climate Resources Exchange

Moderator:
Mr Sharad Somani, Partner, Head of Infrastructure, KPMG in Singapore

06 Dec

10:00 - 10:45

14:00 - 14:45

Airport Decarbonisation: Opportunities and Challenges

Fireside chat

Interactive knowledge sharing by SATS Chief Sustainability Officer, as a representative of the stakeholders at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Moderated by the Singapore Ministry of Transport’s Director for Private and Future Mobility, this session will discuss Singapore’s action-oriented approach to accelerate green airport initiatives and overcome challenges on aviation decarbonisation.

Topics that will be raised include airport initiatives like solar deployment, designing a new terminal with decarbonisation in mind, and electric and renewable diesel vehicle trials.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Spencer Low, Chief Sustainability Officer, SATS

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Cexiang Foo, Director (Private and Future Mobility Division), Ministry of Transport, Singapore

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11:00 - 11:45

15:00 - 15:45

Decarbonising Aviation: Accelerating the Adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Panel discussion

Is sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) the best pathway for the aviation sector to achieve a low carbon future? GenZero’s SAF panel will draw leaders across the aviation, energy and finance sectors to discuss the levers to unlock a swift transition to net zero emissions by 2050. The panel will also highlight the opportunities and challenges across the value chain and envision whether a net zero aviation future is truly possible.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):

Panelist (s):
Ms Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr Sami Jauhiainen, Acting Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation, Neste, Neste Corporation
Mr Brian Moran, Vice President, Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships, Boeing
Dr Julio Friedmann, Chief Scientist, Carbon Direct

Moderator:
Ms May Liew, Investment Director, GenZero

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13:00 - 14:30

17:00 - 18:30

[Youth] Workshop: Crafting Climate Conversations #GreenGram #ClimateTok

Workshop

How can we communicate effectively on the issue of climate change? In this workshop, hear from climate communicators on how they are amplifying their messages through different platforms, from LinkedIn to TikTok. Participants will have the chance to work with each other and tackle problem statements in breakout groups towards developing a creative item of their choice to communicate the importance of the climate problem to the public. Let your imagination run wild – the best creations will win prizes!

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Ms Qiyun Woo, Science Communicator and Founder, The Weird and Wild
Ms Man Jing Kong, Co-founder, Just Keep Thinking

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15:00 - 16:00

19:00 - 20:00

Voyage to Net Zero Forum

Presentations

Opening Remarks by Mr Foo Cexiang, Director, Private and Future Mobility Division, Ministry of Transport Singapore, followed by a Welcome Address by Ms Katharine Palmer, Maritime Lead, Climate Champions Team. 

The MOU Signings between PIL and other maritime stakeholders will highlight how Singapore is able to leverage public-private partnerships to deliver outcomes.

The following segment involves presentations on MPA’s maritime decarbonisation efforts.

• Presentation by MPA, POLA, POLB and C40 Cities on Los Angeles-Long Beach-Singapore Green and Digital Shipping Corridor

MPA, POLA, POLB and C40 will collectively offer an update on the latest implementation plan for the world’s longest Green and Digital Shipping Corridor (GDSC) between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex on the US West Coast, which was announced in April 2023. 

• Presentation by IMO, MPA and Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub on IMO-Singapore NextGEN Connect and GreenVoyage2050 collaboration

IMO-Singapore NextGEN Connect initiative aims to develop inclusive route-based action plans for the Asia Pacific region. Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, as the winner of the inaugural NextGEN Connect Call for Proposals, will present insights and the way forward. 

• Presentation by NUS Centre for Maritime Studies on efforts to encourage the Net Zero Transition

NUS CMS will present an overview on the emerging research areas of the net zero transition in the maritime sectors, including green ports and maritime technology and decarbonisation analytics. 

• Presentation by Clifford Capital on efforts to encourage the Net-Zero Transition

Clifford Capital will present their efforts to encourage financing for maritime decarbonisation, including the development and uptake of zero and near-zero emissions solutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Cexiang Foo, Director (Private and Future Mobility Division), Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Ms Katharine Palmer, Maritime Lead, Climate Champions Team

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16:00 - 16:45

20:00 - 20:45

Voyage to Net Zero Forum
Panel Discussion on Maritime Green Transition – Fuels and Policy

Panel discussion 

This panel discussion will discuss next steps for the IMO following the revision of the IMO Strategy. We will talk about opportunities and gaps for green corridors, fuel transition, energy mix as well as standards-setting and harmonisation for new fuels.

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Mr Lars Kastrup, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Chief Negotiator - Green Shipping, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Mr Alvin Foo, Head of Technology and Sustainability Solutions / Head of unboXed, PSA Corporation Limited
Mr Camille Bourgeon, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization
Ms Teresa Christopher, Head of Sustainability, Climate, and Environmental Policy, Amazon

Moderator:
Mr Wei Siang New, Director (Decarbonisation and Net Zero Pathways), Maritime Decarbonisation Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

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17:00 - 18:00

21:00 - 22:00

Voyage to Net Zero Forum
Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by MPA

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10:00 14:00 10:45 14:45 Airport Decarbonisation: Opportunities and Challenges

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Fireside chat Interactive knowledge sharing by SATS Chief Sustainability Officer, as a representative of the stakeholders at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Moderated by the Singapore Ministry of Transport’s Director for Private and Future Mobility, this session will discuss Singapore’s action-oriented approach to accelerate green airport initiatives and overcome challenges on aviation decarbonisation.

Topics that will be raised include airport initiatives like solar deployment, designing a new terminal with decarbonisation in mind, and electric and renewable diesel vehicle trials.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Spencer Low, Chief Sustainability Officer, SATS

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Moderator:
Mr Cexiang Foo, Director (Private and Future Mobility Division), Ministry of Transport, Singapore

11:00 15:00 11:45 15:45 Decarbonising Aviation: Accelerating the Adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Panel discussion
Is sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) the best pathway for the aviation sector to achieve a low carbon future? GenZero’s SAF panel will draw leaders across the aviation, energy and finance sectors to discuss the levers to unlock a swift transition to net zero emissions by 2050. The panel will also highlight the opportunities and challenges across the value chain and envision whether a net zero aviation future is truly possible.

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Ms Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr Sami Jauhiainen, Acting Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation, Neste, Neste Corporation
Mr Brian Moran, Vice President, Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships, Boeing
Dr Julio Friedmann, Chief Scientist, Carbon Direct

Moderator:
Ms May Liew, Investment Director, GenZero

13:00 17:00 14:30 18:30 [Youth] Workshop: Crafting Climate Conversations #GreenGram #ClimateTok

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Workshop How can we communicate effectively on the issue of climate change? In this workshop, hear from climate communicators on how they are amplifying their messages through different platforms, from LinkedIn to TikTok. Participants will have the chance to work with each other and tackle problem statements in breakout groups towards developing a creative item of their choice to communicate the importance of the climate problem to the public. Let your imagination run wild – the best creations will win prizes!

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Speaker (s):
Ms Qiyun Woo, Science Communicator and Founder, The Weird and Wild
Ms Man Jing Kong, Co-founder, Just Keep Thinking

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15:00 19:00 16:00 20:00 Voyage to Net Zero Forum

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Presentations Opening Remarks by Mr Foo Cexiang, Director, Private and Future Mobility Division, Ministry of Transport Singapore, followed by a Welcome Address by Ms Katharine Palmer, Maritime Lead, Climate Champions Team. 

The MOU Signings between PIL and other maritime stakeholders will highlight how Singapore is able to leverage public-private partnerships to deliver outcomes.

The following segment involves presentations on MPA’s maritime decarbonisation efforts.

• Presentation by MPA, POLA, POLB and C40 Cities on Los Angeles-Long Beach-Singapore Green and Digital Shipping Corridor

MPA, POLA, POLB and C40 will collectively offer an update on the latest implementation plan for the world’s longest Green and Digital Shipping Corridor (GDSC) between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex on the US West Coast, which was announced in April 2023. 

• Presentation by IMO, MPA and Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub on IMO-Singapore NextGEN Connect and GreenVoyage2050 collaboration

IMO-Singapore NextGEN Connect initiative aims to develop inclusive route-based action plans for the Asia Pacific region. Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, as the winner of the inaugural NextGEN Connect Call for Proposals, will present insights and the way forward. 

• Presentation by NUS Centre for Maritime Studies on efforts to encourage the Net Zero Transition

NUS CMS will present an overview on the emerging research areas of the net zero transition in the maritime sectors, including green ports and maritime technology and decarbonisation analytics. 

• Presentation by Clifford Capital on efforts to encourage the Net-Zero Transition

Clifford Capital will present their efforts to encourage financing for maritime decarbonisation, including the development and uptake of zero and near-zero emissions solutions.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Cexiang Foo, Director (Private and Future Mobility Division), Ministry of Transport, Singapore
Ms Katharine Palmer, Maritime Lead, Climate Champions Team

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16:00 20:00 16:45 20:45 Voyage to Net Zero Forum
Panel Discussion on Maritime Green Transition – Fuels and Policy

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Panel discussion 
This panel discussion will discuss next steps for the IMO following the revision of the IMO Strategy. We will talk about opportunities and gaps for green corridors, fuel transition, energy mix as well as standards-setting and harmonisation for new fuels.

Keynote Speaker:

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Panelist (s):
Mr Lars Kastrup, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Chief Negotiator - Green Shipping, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Mr Alvin Foo, Head of Technology and Sustainability Solutions / Head of unboXed, PSA Corporation Limited
Mr Camille Bourgeon, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization
Ms Teresa Christopher, Head of Sustainability, Climate, and Environmental Policy, Amazon

Moderator:
Mr Wei Siang New, Director (Decarbonisation and Net Zero Pathways), Maritime Decarbonisation Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

17:00 21:00 18:00 22:00 Voyage to Net Zero Forum
Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by MPA
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08 Dec

10:00 - 10:30

14:00 - 14:30

Catalysing sustainable solutions for greenfield and brownfield built environment

Fireside chat

The built environment contributes to nearly 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions and is set to grow. Rapid population growth and rising purchasing power of emerging economies are predicted to drive global floor area growth by 2050. While sustainable solutions can be more easily implemented on greenfield developments; it is equally critical to focus on the sustainable transformation of brownfield developments given the tremendous number of existing buildings in developed economies. The fireside chat with Frederick Teo, CEO of GenZero and Yeo Choon Chong, CEO (ASEAN) of Surbana Jurong will share innovative solutions and case studies to support both greenfield and brownfield transformations. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Frederick Teo, CEO, GenZero
Mr Choon Chong Yeo, CEO, ASEAN, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Hugh Lim, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development

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11:30 - 12:30

15:30 - 16:30

Learning from Each Other: How a Global Community of Practice is Helping Countries Lead by Example and Green Government Operations - a COP28 GGI Event

Opening remarks

Panel discussion

Q&A

The Greening Government Initiative (GGI), launched in 2021, is an international community for officials to share best practices, showcase innovation and develop collaborations to advance environmental sustainability in government operations.
 
In many countries, governments have the largest influence. Government efforts not only have direct emissions impacts, but can also spur economy-wide actions, drive zero-carbon technologies, lower decarbonisation costs and demonstrate leadership.
 
The governments of Singapore, Canada and the United States will host the first-ever in-person GGI gathering, which will showcase how officials around the world learn from one another, highlight member countries’ decarbonisation efforts and invite new countries to join.

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Stanley Loh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment

Panelist (s):
Ms Milagros De Camps, Vice Minister of Climate Change and Sustainability, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic
Mr Simonas Gentvilas, Minister of Environment, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

Moderator:
Mr Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality Executive Office of the President, United States

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13:30 - 14:00

17:30 - 18:00

Adaptive Reuse of Buildings and Leveraging Geospatial Tools and Data for Sustainability in Singapore

Ted talk

A sharing session on Singapore Land Authority's (SLA) role in adaptive reuse of old properties and other sustainability efforts to steer tenant behaviour. Beyond adaptive reuse, the session will also provide a glimpse into SLA's geospatial capabilities as an enabler for many climate change related monitoring and research initiatives. 

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Mr Lye Chong Sin, Assistant Chief Executive (Geospatial & Engagement) and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Singapore Land Authority

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14:30 - 15:30

18:30 - 19:30

City in Nature: Integrating Nature Within the Urban Fabric

Panel discussion

This panel will share urban approaches to integrate nature within the built environment and thus, connecting people with nature. Experts from various fields share insights and experiences on incorporating green infrastructure and ecological design principles into urban planning. The discussion highlights the transformative potential of integrating nature, its role in providing climatic ecosystem services, and showcases successful projects. 

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Prof Koh Lian Pin, Chief Sustainability Scientist, NUS and Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions​, National University of Singapore
Ms Dima Zogheib, Associate Director, Arup
Mr Liang Jim Lim, Group Director, Conservation, National Parks Board Singapore
Mr Chin Hua Choo, Group Director (Design Development), Housing & Development Board

Moderator:
Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

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15:45 - 16:15

19:45 - 20:15

Conversational AI Meets the Energy World: How Natural Language Is Revolutionizing Energy Data Analysis

Ted talk

Navigating the increasingly intricate landscape of complex energy data has posed a significant challenge for stakeholders seeking a comprehensive understanding of their energy assets to facilitate well-informed decision-making. Addressing this complexity, GoNetZero™ is unveiling its groundbreaking solution: René, an intuitive natural language conversational AI, integrated with an advanced energy management software NetzeroOS, designed for in-depth energy data analysis.

René empowers users with comprehensive visual representations of their energy data, facilitating easy recognition of trends and patterns. This actionable intelligence facilitates informed decision making in energy management, such as providing answers to questions related to key performance indicators to aid with the optimisation of solar panel performance. Moreover, the lucidity of data provided by René is instrumental in justifying investments in renewable energy projects, by democratising the understanding and utilisation of energy data for a wider audience. This, in turn, fosters an increase in renewable energy integration into the grid, propelling us closer towards a net zero future.

René boasts a global perspective, adeptly handling multiple assets across diverse countries and regions. This unparalleled capability enables organisations to access real-time dashboards, offering users from various markets an intuitive interface to interact with the data effortlessly. This global outlook ensures a seamless exchange of information and insights, regardless of geographical boundaries, thereby fostering a unified approach towards energy analysis and decision-making.

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Mr Sze Meng Soon, CEO, GoNetZero
Mr Kin Wong, Head, Strategy and Investment, GoNetZero

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Start End Agenda Format Details Speakers
10:00 14:00 10:30 14:30 Catalysing sustainable solutions for greenfield and brownfield built environment

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Fireside chat
The built environment contributes to nearly 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions and is set to grow. Rapid population growth and rising purchasing power of emerging economies are predicted to drive global floor area growth by 2050. While sustainable solutions can be more easily implemented on greenfield developments; it is equally critical to focus on the sustainable transformation of brownfield developments given the tremendous number of existing buildings in developed economies. The fireside chat with Frederick Teo, CEO of GenZero and Yeo Choon Chong, CEO (ASEAN) of Surbana Jurong will share innovative solutions and case studies to support both greenfield and brownfield transformations. 

Keynote Speaker:

Speaker (s):
Mr Frederick Teo, CEO, GenZero
Mr Choon Chong Yeo, CEO, ASEAN, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

Panelist (s):

Moderator:
Mr Hugh Lim, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development

11:30 15:30 12:30 16:30 Learning from Each Other: How a Global Community of Practice is Helping Countries Lead by Example and Green Government Operations - a COP28 GGI Event

Click to watch session

Opening remarks

Panel discussion

Q&A
The Greening Government Initiative (GGI), launched in 2021, is an international community for officials to share best practices, showcase innovation and develop collaborations to advance environmental sustainability in government operations.
 
In many countries, governments have the largest influence. Government efforts not only have direct emissions impacts, but can also spur economy-wide actions, drive zero-carbon technologies, lower decarbonisation costs and demonstrate leadership.
 
The governments of Singapore, Canada and the United States will host the first-ever in-person GGI gathering, which will showcase how officials around the world learn from one another, highlight member countries’ decarbonisation efforts and invite new countries to join.

Keynote Speaker:

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