Ecosperity Conversations

The Business Case for Natural Climate Solutions in Southeast Asia

Natural climate solutions (NCS), or nature-based solutions, are climate mitigation technologies that harness natural processes to reduce or remove greenhouse gases. Studies have shown that NCS can provide over a third of cost-effective climate mitigation needed worldwide to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and keep global warming below 2°C. However, support from the private sector is critical in scaling the implementation of natural climate solutions.

NCS provide an immediately and widely available option for companies looking to make sound investments in climate mitigation, particularly in Southeast Asia which has vast rainforests and dense stock of mangroves and seagrass. Yet, despite their potential, NCS remain undervalued as a credible mitigation option.

Conservation International, National University of Singapore, DBS Bank and Temasek have jointly produced a report that synthesises the potential of NCS in Southeast Asia and the opportunities for businesses to engage in financing them. 

Join our live webinar on 8 December 2020 (Tuesday), at 10am (GMT+8) for an exclusive session as we launch the report, The Business Case for Natural Climate Solutions: Insights and Opportunities for Southeast Asia, with a sharing of the key findings. The panellists will discuss:

  • why NCS are a key investment opportunity for businesses and investors;
  • the challenges and opportunities of implementing NCS in Southeast Asia; 
  • and the policy and carbon market outlook and trends for NCS.

 

Ecosperity Conversations sessions are open to friends of Ecosperity and Temasek. For enquiries, please contact us at ecosperity.convo@temasek.com.sg.

 
Image credit: Joel Vodell on Unsplash

 

Programme

8 DEC 2020
10:00 am
Live webinar (dial-in details will be sent to registered attendees only)
10:00 – 10:20
The Business Case for Natural Climate Solutions in Southeast Asia
20 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Shyla Raghav speaker frame
Shyla Raghav

Vice President of Climate Change, Global Strategy Group, Conservation International

10:20 – 11:15
Panel discussion + Q&A
55 mins
Speakers and Moderator
Speakers
Shyla Raghav speaker frame
Shyla Raghav

Vice President of Climate Change, Global Strategy Group, Conservation International

Koh Lian Pin speaker frame
Koh Lian Pin

Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Mikkel Larsen speaker frame
Mikkel Larsen

Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS Bank

Moderator
Frederick Teo speaker frame
Frederick Teo

Director, Sustainability & Stewardship Group, Temasek

About the speakers

Vice President of Climate Change, Global Strategy Group
Conservation International
Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
National University of Singapore
Chief Sustainability Officer
DBS Bank