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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
09:15 – 09:45AM CET
03:15 – 03:45PM SGT
Capturing Investment Opportunities in the Clean Energy Revolution - Navigating Asia’s Transition
Reaching net-zero emissions will require drastic changes to investments, especially as economies focus on economic pandemic recovery. Capturing investment opportunities in the just, net-zero transition is crucial to accelerating the correct path towards a low-carbon economy. As outlined in a recent report by Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, investor appetite for climate investment opportunities in Asia is strong and the transition to a low-carbon economy is accelerating as the growing impact of increasing physical climate impact becomes apparent. This session will seek to explore the low-carbon investment opportunities emerging in Asia’s clean energy landscape.
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
Panel Session 2
09:45 – 10:15AM CET
03:45 – 04:15PM SGT
Building Sustainability - Strengthening the Case for Climate Resilient Infrastructure
As buildings become more and more affected by the physical impacts of climate variability and change, they also can play an essential role in adapting to create resilience to those impacts. Climate-resilient infrastructure must be planned, designed, built and operated in a way that anticipates, prepares for, and adapts to changing climate conditions. This session will focus on how climate-resilient new and existing infrastructure should be prioritised, and the actions required from both the public and private sector to implement the required changes. What are the remaining challenges and proven good approaches to
strengthening infrastructure to become climate-resilient?
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
10:15 – 10:45AM CET
04:15 – 04:45PM SGT
Catalyzing the Post-Pandemic Recovery - Pathways to Sustainable Value Creation
Fundamental to a transformational and green recovery is early action. It is imperative that swift measures are taken to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. On a longer-term agenda, the COVID-19 recovery must keep sustainable economies in mind, in line with Green New Deals, to ensure a just transition. ESG factors provide a useful framework within which sustainable value creation can take place and, along with sustainability-focused business practices, contribute to achieving a green economic recovery. This session will focus on current methods and tools that are leading the way in sustainable value creation, from post-pandemic recovery towards global green realignment and climate action by 2030.
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