World Climate Forum ASIA

14th October, 2020 (Available On Demand Now)

World Climate Forum Asia (WCF Asia) 2020 brought together key partners in exploring new opportunities in the fast growing Asia Pacific market. The Forum focused on ways the public and private sector can innovate, collaborate and scale local and international solutions to navigate Asia's transition to a clean economy. The key drivers highlighted across sessions were finance, policy, innovation and partnerships.

Keynotes & Sessions,
October 14th, 2020, World Climate Forum ASIA

Carbon Markets - Helping Countries Raise Ambition Ahead of COP26

Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana / Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Biodiversity and Natural Capital


Marco Lambertini / Director General /  WWF International


Capturing Investment Opportunities in the Clean Energy Revolution - Navigating Asia’s Transition


Rebecca Mikula-Wright / Executive Director / AIGCC (moderator) Suvojoy Sengupta / Partner / McKinsey & Company  

Dr. Yongping Zhai / Chief of Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department / Asian Development Bank  

Tom Howes  / Head of Energy and Environment / IEA


Building Sustainability - Strengthening the Case for Climate Resilient Infrastructure


Cristina Gamboa / CEO / World Green Building Council (moderator)

Allen Ge / President of HVAC and Transport businesses, Asia Pacific /  Trane Technologies 

Subbu Kanakasabapathy / Regional Managing Director, South East Asia / Jacobs


Catalyzing the Post-Pandemic Recovery - Pathways to Sustainable Value Creation


Justin Wu / Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific / BloombergNEF (moderator)

Juliette Macresy / Executive Director – Issuer Business /  Vigeo Eiris 

Shalini Singh / Chief Corporate Communications & Sustainability / Tata Power

Tony Cripps / CEO / HSBC Singapore


Leading Low-Carbon Solutions Across Asia-Pacific

World Climate Forum Asia aimed to catalyze regional climate action from this high growth continent and contribute to the global agenda at World Climate Summit 2021 during COP26 in Glasgow and beyond. World Climate Forum Asia aimed to support the mobilisation of local and international efforts and leverage green financial and economic models for the net-zero transition. High-level discussions prioritised scalable public and private sector strategies on growing carbon markets, clean energy transition, and nature-based solutions.

Key Themes at World Climate Forum Asia

Climate Finance - Capturing Investment Opportunities for the Net-Zero Transition and Green Economic Recovery
Carbon Markets - Helping Asia Raise Ambition ahead of COP26
Adaptation & Resilience - Prioritising Action Areas for COP26 and 2030 Agenda
Biodiversity and Natural Capital
Circular Economies to Tackle Climate Change
Sustainable and Climate Resilient Infrastructure
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World Climate Forum Asia gathered senior policymakers and key public and private actors from around the world for action-oriented discussions on advancing net-zero targets, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific regions. 


Its engaging digital format combined dynamic keynotes and interactive panel discussions, delivered through webinars and podcasts produced to the highest standard via live and on-demand.

In its inaugural edition, a select number of key stakeholders were invited to participate in each of the action-oriented World Climate Forums.

These include institutional investors, financiers, policymakers and government leaders, technology and project developers, renowned academics, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

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