The climate emergency remains. At 1.2⁰C warming, 2023 is on track to become the hottest year on record, with extreme weather becoming the norm. With a two-thirds chance of breaching 1.5⁰C by 2027, the urgency to radically decarbonise has intensified globally.
Yet aside from the climate crisis, another crisis has been brewing. Nature, though responsible for generating approximately half of global GDP, is facing unprecedented loss without adequate intervention for decades. While the "eco-wakening" has brought issues on nature and biodiversity to the fore, in turn catapulting international commitments and business reporting standards, change remains incremental.
As research continues to reaffirm the symbiotic relationship between decarbonisation and nature, climate and biodiversity goals can no longer be siloed. Through headwinds such as geopolitical tensions and mounting protectionism, there is increasing recognition that only determined, concerted action can drive the progress we need.
Themed “Renewing Our Vibrant Spring”, we aim to inspire and energise action-oriented discussions at Ecosperity Week 2024. As a metaphoric springboard to accelerate climate and nature-positive action, we seek to deepen the collective ownership and commitment needed across all stakeholders, with a focus on radical yet regenerative solutions, to restore the one planet we call home.
Over three days from 15 - 17 April 2024, the Ecosperity conference will focus discussions on innovative solutions across technology, nature and finance to accelerate a green and just transition: Amidst increasing geopolitical fragmentation, how can we leverage scalable policy levers and solutions to accelerate decarbonisation? Can we protect nature and reverse nature loss synergistically with our climate goals? How do we crowd in capital from different sectors to bridge Asia’s climate financing gaps?
Nature-aligned discussions on 16 April will be co-curated with GenZero, an investment platform established by Temasek that is focused on accelerating decarbonisation globally, while finance-focused discussions on 17 April will be anchored by the Financing Asia’s Transition (FAST) Conference, jointly organised by BlackRock, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Temasek.
As a convening platform, Ecosperity Week will also feature a line-up of other thematically aligned events by like-minded partners in the afternoons. These breakout sessions take the form of panels, roundtables, workshops and pitch sessions, and provide opportunities for more in-depth dialogue and networking opportunities. Major events include the GenZero Climate Summit (GCS), GenZero’s flagship annual event gathering global leaders from the climate ecosystem to accelerate diverse pathways towards decarbonisation, as well as the Philanthropy Asia Summit (PAS), Philanthropy Asia Alliance’s flagship collaborative platform catalysing public-private-philanthropic partnerships to address pressing environmental and societal challenges.
More details on the programme rundown, speaker lineup and partner events will be updated here.
The three-day conference gathered global business leaders, policy-makers, investors and civil society from across industries to address the high impact technology, policy and finance levers to bring about the transformational breakthroughs we need for our planet, businesses and communities.