Fostering international linkages & trade

Singapore Carbon Market & Investor Forum

About
  • Date

    15–16 August 2024

  • Location

    PARKROYAL Pickering, Singapore

International market linkages and voluntary climate action continue to ramp up, bolstered by renewed amibition through NDC’s submitted to the UNFCCC. New technologies, services and guidance are coming online, creating new market opportunities and efficiencies.

The international carbon industry must keep up the momentum to decarbonise the global economy.

The 2024 Forum will build relationships, foster new discussions, and connect professionals, investors and policy-makers from across the region.

CMI is seeking partners to support this event. Further details can be found in the prospectus.

Registration is open now.

Stay at the PARKROYAL Pickering at CMI’s preferred rate of 380SGD for single occupancy or 405SGD for double occupancy, breakfast included, by booking using the Accommodation link on the left.

Pre-Forum

Wednesday August 14

Time | Location
Session

Pre-Forum Roundtable Event

Join us on Wednesday August 14 for a pre-Forum event. This limited-release half-day session offers a unique opportunity for participants to engage with regional experts on the development of the ASEAN carbon pricing landscape, emerging carbon funds, and market readiness facilities. With limited spots available, this exclusive event is tailored for those looking to stay ahead at the forefront of ASEAN’s transition, exploring the potential implications for markets and investors across the region. 

Tickets: $250

Registration details to come.

Pre-Forum Networking Reception

Day One

Thursday August 15

Time | Location
Session

Opening Address

Plenary One

The Asia-Pacific State of Play

Carbon markets and the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance, will be key to achieving nationally determined contributions towards the decarbonisation and temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. Support for market development and financing is increasingly becoming an integral aspect of bilateral and multilateral partnerships such as the Australia-Singapore Green Economy Agreement and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity. Join our first plenary to dive into the outlook on current and upcoming regional policy linkages, trading agreements, and opportunities to scale up investment in market-related infrastructure, technologies, and projects in the Asia Pacific.


Emily Follett

Pamela Lee

Charis Yeap Khai Leang

10.20am - 10.50am: Morning Tea
Concurrent Session

Mei Zi Tan

Workshop 1.1

National Carbon Pricing, Trade & Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms

Join us for an in-depth discussion on regional compliance markets and structures. From nascent markets to more established markets across ASEAN, these compliance frameworks provide clear signals for emitting industries. This session will focus on the lessons learned and challenges faced by policymakers and stakeholders, while also examining the complex interactions of integrating carbon pricing with global trade policies and carbon border adjustment mechanisms.


A/Prof. Lien Duong

Concurrent Session

Workshop 1.2

Regional Cooperation and Investment through Market Mechanisms

This panel will focus on the opportunities for cooperation under Article 6 and innovative finance mechanisms and programs. Join our experts to explore how regional collaborations, including resource sharing and technological transfer can enhance the effectiveness of emissions reduction efforts. We will also delve into the importance of strategic investments in driving sustainable development and discuss how market mechanisms can facilitate the efficient allocations of carbon finance.

Nature Keynote

Plenary Two

Nature Positive for Global Impact

An up-and-coming transition plan norm, nature-based commitments are an impactful climate mitigation tool. Regulatory and reporting expectations are emerging. Global frameworks and initiatives such as the Kunming-Montreal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures framework and the Science Based Targets Network’s guidance for nature are leading the charge. How can markets speed up this transition, and drive strong contributions to climate and nature?


Akash Verma

1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch

Plenary Three

Investment for Decarbonisation

Businesses and governments are seeking new ways to invest in a net zero-carbon economy, and contribute to climate and economic resilience. Capex investments in climate solutions have reached record highs, but fall short of what is required to reach net zero by 2050. How can carbon markets mobilise necessary private finance, and what policy enablers are needed to foster the right conditions for investors and to ensure appropriate risk return profiles? Join this panel as it explores strategies and emerging solutions facilitating investment in decarbonisation across the Asia Pacific region from corporations, funds, institutional investors and philanthropy.

Concurrent Session

Workshop 2.1

Transport Decarbonisation & Markets

Singapore is a key shipping and air transport hub for the Asia Pacific Region. With frameworks such as CORSIA and the International Maritime Organisation’s 2023 GHG Strategy driving corporate strategy, demand is growing for investment in mitigation technologies and high integrity carbon projects. This workshop will look at public and private initiatives, including markets, working to decarbonise long-distance freight and transport systems.

Concurrent Session

Workshop 2.2

Decarbonising Industrial Supply Chains

Meeting Paris-aligned emission reduction goals requires rapid industrial decarbonisation. With significant economic and industrial output growth projected for countries in the Asia Pacific Region in the next few decades, energy use and GHG emissions related to the industry sector are projected to grow substantially in the absence of aggressive abatement policies and strategies by countries in the region. Energy and industrial transition remain challenging alongside efforts for green steel, cement and hydrogen. This panel will explore the potential to drive industrial decarbonisation action, particularly through collaboration in supply chains.

4.00pm - 4.30pm: Afternoon Tea

Plenary Four

Enhanced Integrity for Investment-Grade Carbon Markets

With increasing focus on the integrity of corporate transition and approaches to net zero and nature positive outcomes, this session will focus on the requirements for investment-grade credits that can drive transformational change and attract institutional investors into the asset class. Recent guidance from the Science-Based Targets Initiative, and the revised Oxford Principles for Net-Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting support enhanced engagement with carbon markets. This plenary will examine the considerations required to facilitate the expansion of investment-grade carbon credits.

Sundowner Drinks

Day Two

Friday August 16

Time | Location
Session

Day 2 Opening Address

Investor Keynote

Plenary Five

Scaling High Impact Green Finance

As voluntary targets and compliance requirements ramp up, so too must investment in the green transition and nature restoration. Investment in high impact climate solutions must be tripled by 2030. Financial markets and investors have a critical role to play in directing capital toward initiatives that support the transition and result in projects that deliver genuine, measurable outcomes for the climate, planet and communities. This plenary explores how emerging investor-focused infrastructure, and policies are shifting the dial on sustainable financial flows.


Angelo Sartori

Heidi Yip

Daniel Sinclair

10.20am - 10.40am: Morning Tea

Plenary Six

Digital Innovation for Carbon Market Transparency & Liquidity

Enhancing transparency in the carbon credit supply chain is essential for scaling high-integrity carbon markets. This panel will explore how cutting-edge digital tools and data platforms are revolutionising the industry by providing real-time project reporting and ensuring verifiability. We will discuss the role of technology in enhancing market integrity, securing transactions, and simplifying due diligence processes, all of which are critical for accelerating effective climate action. Join industry leaders and experts as they share insights and advancements driving the future of carbon markets.


Dinesh Babu

Louis Booth

Jacelyn Tan

Concurrent Session

Workshop 3.1

Technologies to Support Transition

Explore firsthand some of the technologies and data platforms that are supporting transition, market visibility and enhanced integrity in corporate climate and nature positive actions. What information is required, and how is it gathered? This session will consider the role of digital architecture in elevating the transparency and integrity of corporate climate engagement.

Concurrent Session

Workshop 3.2

Virtual Project Site Visit

Explore virtual carbon project sites, providing insights into the types of projects ready for investment, and what to look for to ensure investment aligns with strategic goals.

Plenary Seven

Implementing and Financing Transition in Asia

In the rapidly evolving global trade environment, emerging economies are encountering unique challenges and opportunities as they embrace sustainable green growth. This plenary session will convene policy, investment and corporate experts to share insights on fostering corporate transition through cooperative approaches, financing mechanisms, implementation strategies, and governance standards. Join us as we explore how emerging markets can successfully navigate this crucial shift.

1.30pm - 3.00pm Investor Forum Luncheon
Emily Follett
Pamela Lee
Heidi Yip
Charis Yeap Khai Leang
Chris Halliwell
Heather Layzell
Angelo Sartori
Daniel Sinclair
Dinesh Babu
Louis Booth
A/Prof. Lien Duong
Gerry Dyer
Jacelyn Tan

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