Ecosperity at COP27

In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh. Also known as the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 seeks to build on the momentum from Glasgow in 2021 and accelerate climate action through greater emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts, enhanced flows of finance, and collaboration across governments, the private sector and civil society for a just transition.

In partnership with the Singapore Government, Temasek will host several panel discussions at the inaugural Singapore Pavilion at COP27. As part of our ongoing Ecosperity Conversations series, the sessions will bring an Asian perspective with a global point of view. 

Join us on the following days for insights from global business leaders and experts who will share their perspectives on the carbon markets, decarbonisation, food and energy.

Markets day

9 Nov - Finance Day:

How do carbon markets help unlock finance for low-carbon hydrogen projects? How can new methodologies help bring to market new supplies of quality supply carbon credits?

11 Nov - Decarbonisation Day: 

What are some of the exciting decarbonisation solutions on the horizon and the key hurdles to scaling these innovations? How do global investors pursue different decarbonisation pathways, partnerships and platforms to drive greater decarbonisation impact?

Markets day

12 Nov - Food Day:

Rice cultivation contributes 10% of global man-made methane emissions, and up to one-third of the region's methane emissions in Southeast Asia where rice is a staple food. How can stakeholders across research, industry and investment work together to make rice farming more sustainable?

Markets day

15 Nov - Energy Day:

The energy transition in Southeast Asia (SEA) will be key to global decarbonisation given the size of the region's economies and growing energy demand. Where are the emerging clean energy project opportunities in SEA? How can private capital complement public financing to catalyse and unlock these opportunities?

Programme Overview

Programme and speakers subject to change

Finance day

9 NOV 2022

Singapore Pavilion at COP27


Timings indicated are Egypt time (GMT+2)
17:00 – 18:00
Unlocking the Potential of Carbon Markets
60 mins

Well-functioning international carbon markets can advance global climate action and accelerate deployment of nascent decarbonisation technologies.

How can carbon credits be an effective lever to unlock financing and reduce the green premium, scale up deployment of climate technologies such as green hydrogen projects, and bring to market a new supply of high-quality credits?

This panel will discuss the barriers and opportunities on green hydrogen in the context of carbon markets.

Speakers and Moderator
David Antonioli speaker frame
David Antonioli

CEO, Verra

Owen Hewlett speaker frame
Owen Hewlett

Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard

Dr Gokce Mete speaker frame
Dr Gokce Mete

Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform, South Pole

Dr Axel Michaelowa speaker frame
Dr Axel Michaelowa

Senior Founding Partner, Perspectives

Anshari Rahman speaker frame
Anshari Rahman

Vice President, Strategy & Development Group, GenZero

Decarbonisation day

11 NOV 2022

Singapore Pavilion at COP27


Timings indicated are Egypt time (GMT+2)
16:00 – 17:00
Fast-Tracking Decarbonisation: New Platforms and Pathways
60 mins

Transformational innovations are required to accelerate global decarbonisation. We must catalyse near-term solutions such as natural climate solutions, while supporting the scaling of early-stage technologies to drive decarbonisation in the longer term. New investment vehicles, radical approaches and international collaboration are critical.

This panel will showcase the breadth of decarbonisation solutions available, discuss the hurdles to scaling these innovations, and highlight the importance of new platforms and pathways in ramping up decarbonisation ambitions and actions. 

Speakers and Moderator
Meg Argyriou speaker frame
Meg Argyriou

Head of International, Climateworks Centre

Tyler Christie speaker frame
Tyler Christie

Managing Director, Decarbonization Partners

Ann Mettler speaker frame
Ann Mettler

Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy

Frederick Teo speaker frame
Frederick Teo

CEO, GenZero

Jesper Nielsen speaker frame
Jesper Nielsen

Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

17:00 – 18:30
Networking reception
90 mins

Food day

12 NOV 2022

Singapore Pavilion at COP27


Timings indicated are Egypt time (GMT+2)
10:30 – 12:00
Transforming Food Systems: Decarbonising Rice
90 mins

Rice cultivation contributes 10% of global man-made methane emissions, and up to one-third of the region's methane emissions in Southeast Asia where rice is a staple food. Transition to sustainable rice farming is essential to the net zero transition, and cost-effective and proven solutions to reduce rice emissions are ready for deployment.

This panel brings together various stakeholders across research, industry and investment to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities to improving the sustainability of rice cultivation.

Speakers and Moderator
Ashley Chan speaker frame
Ashley Chan

Director, Strategy & Development Group, GenZero

Dr Shailendra Mishra speaker frame
Dr Shailendra Mishra

Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital, Olam

Dr Ramachandran Srinivasan speaker frame
Dr Ramachandran Srinivasan

Senior Principal Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Jenny Davis-Peccoud speaker frame
Jenny Davis-Peccoud

Founder and Leader, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Practice, Bain & Company

Energy day

15 NOV 2022

Singapore Pavilion at COP27


Timings indicated are Egypt time (GMT+2)
10:00 – 10:30
Southeast Asia’s Green Economy 2022 report presentation
30 mins
Dale Hardcastle speaker frame
Dale Hardcastle

Partner & Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center, Bain & Company

10:30 – 11:30
Energising Clean Transitions in Southeast Asia and Beyond
60 mins

To achieve net zero globally, Southeast Asia (SEA) must grow while decarbonising its energy and power sectors. The size of the region’s economies, as well as its power demand, are set to triple by 2050. However, fossil fuel plants still power majority of the SEA countries – contributing to 75% of its power supply. 

SEA must attract much greater energy sector investment to accelerate its clean energy transition and meet the rising demand for energy services. The panel discussion will focus on emerging clean energy project opportunities in Southeast Asia, how investors and businesses can complement public financing to unlock these opportunities, and learnings from the clean energy transitions of Southeast Asia and other emerging regions.

Speakers and Moderator
Ng Lay San speaker frame
Ng Lay San

Head of Carbon Management Solutions, Sembcorp

Vivek Pathak speaker frame
Vivek Pathak

Global Head and Director, Climate Business, International Finance Corporation

Nakul Zaveri speaker frame
Nakul Zaveri

Partner & Co-head, Climate Investment Strategy, LeapFrog Investments

Franck Gbaguidi speaker frame
Franck Gbaguidi

Head, Climate and Sustainability, Europe and Asia & Lead, Water and Biodiversity, Eurasia Group

11:30 – 13:00
Lunch reception
90 mins

Speakers and Moderators

Head of International
Climateworks Centre
Director, Strategy & Development Group
Managing Director
Decarbonization Partners
Head, Climate and Sustainability, Europe and Asia & Lead, Water and Biodiversity
Eurasia Group
Founder and Leader, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Practice
Bain & Company
Partner & Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center
Bain & Company
Chief Technical Officer
Gold Standard

How to participate

If you have access to the Blue Zone at COP27 in Egypt, please drop by the Singapore Pavilion located near the main entrance of the pavilion showcase area. Visit the COP27 Singapore Pavilion website for more details on the pavilion.

Alternatively, stay tuned for updates on this page and our social media platforms: LinkedIn and Facebook.