Navigating the Carbon Services Industry

Date: 21 September 2021, Tuesday
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Speakers: Dr. Maria Carvalo, Ms. Adeline Aw, Ms. Herry Cho
Moderator: Ms. Melissa Low

Abstract 

Singapore’s efforts to establish itself as a carbon services and trading hub has drawn keen interest across industries. Creating such an ecosystem for carbon-related services in Singapore can greatly support and strengthen Singapore and the region’s transition towards sustainability. What carbon-related services will be key? What does successful growth in the carbon industry look like? What will this growth require?

In this webinar, jointly hosted by NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, Energy Studies Institute, and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, learn from our experts on how to navigate the carbon services space and what opportunities exist to successfully address climate change.

About the speakers

Dr. Maria Carvalo | Senior Consultant, Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing, South Pole
Dr. Carvalo has over 12 years of research and advisory experience helping governments set ambitious climate policy to mobilise the private sector to take climate action. She led the South Pole-Vivid Economics-Engeco consortium this year consortium on the study on how Singapore can become a Carbon Services Hub. She has a PhD and Masters in Climate Policy from the LSE, and an undergraduate in Economics and Development from Queen's University, Canada.

Ms. Adeline Aw | Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Singapore Economic Development Board
Ms. Aw leads EDB's efforts to decarbonise energy-intensive industries, and to promote the growth of green activities such as carbon services and clean energy. A former government economist, Ms. Aw was part of early efforts to develop Singapore’s position on climate change. She has held various roles across the Singapore Government such as in the Prime Minister’s Office, driving the formulation of strategies and policies on infrastructure security, fiscal planning and national economic strategy.

Ms. Herry Cho | Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX
Ms. Cho drives SGX’s sustainability and sustainable finance strategic direction and implementation, with the aim of transforming its ecosystem into a world-class, trusted multi-asset sustainable exchange. She sits on the Finance Sector Expert Group for Race to Zero and Race to Alliance, an appointment by the UNFCCC and the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action. She pioneered in the development of Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance markets and shaped international market standards.

About the moderator

Ms. Melissa Low | Research Fellow, ESI, NUS
Ms. Low is an active sustainability thought leader and provides policy analyses and workshops to improve understanding of Paris Agreement implications and countries' progress. Her current research focuses on transparency of climate action and reporting in SEA. She has participated in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties for over a decade and was conferred the NEA EcoFriend Award in 2021 for her contributions towards environmental sustainability.

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