Marina Bay Sands
Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 5
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Chairman, Temasek Holdings
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Republic of Singapore
Chair, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Salesforce
The past year has seen a high-water mark in SEA commitments to climate action, and the hard work of translating commitments to action has started. The need for action and the huge potential of economic opportunity are leading to more investment across multiple asset classes. Clear opportunities exist across several key decarbonization sectors.
Yet, there are a few disconnects impeding more actions that are required to reach the full potential of carbon transition. Immediate actions should be taken by governments, businesses, and investors to address these disconnects and accelerate green investment.
The ‘Southeast Asia Green Economy 2022’ report by Bain & Company, Microsoft, and Temasek will showcase where the regional action is today, where the top investable opportunities are, and the recommended key actions the region should take to drive the acceleration of decarbonization investment.
Global Head, Carbon Markets & Director, Global Sustainability Innovation Center, Bain & Company
Electricity generation is the single largest source of CO2 emissions today. According to the International Energy Agency, renewables accounted for almost 30% of global electricity output in 2020. But to achieve net zero by 2050, almost 90% of electricity generation must come from renewables.
Deals to phase out coal were signed at COP26; wind and solar costs continue to go down, while natural gas spot prices have more than quadrupled in Europe and Asia. Still, key hurdles for a rapid renewables expansion remain – including energy variability and grid constraints.
How can countries leverage each other and solutions like clean electricity imports to overcome their 'alternative energy-disadvantaged' status? What business models can renewable energy suppliers undertake with upstream and downstream players, and what further support would be required from governments in the lead up to 2050?
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Head, Strategic Development & Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group, Temasek
Co-founder and CEO, Alpha-ESS
Lead Southeast Asia Analyst, BloombergNEF
Hydrogen is critical for deep decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors such as steel, maritime and aviation. As an energy carrier, it is versatile in application and stores energy over long periods, thus enabling a higher degree of electrification and presenting a stronger case for renewables as we decarbonise our energy systems.
According to the Hydrogen Council, hydrogen is central to reaching net-zero emissions as it can abate 80 gigatons of CO2 by 2050. But despite the strong momentum today, a USD 540 billion capital gap remains until 2030.
What is the potential of hydrogen in Asia-Pacific? What are the regional trade flows projected to be like, and how are market and policy developments shaping up? Are there blocking points for growth, and what would it take for us to realise a hydrogen economy?
Co-founder & President, InterContinental Energy
Executive Director, Hydrogen Council
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Fusion offers the potential of continuous, sustainable, low-carbon energy which could be applied in every country. However, there remain technical challenges to overcome in order to realise this potential.
Hear from Prof Ian Chapman, CEO of UK Atomic Energy Authority, on the basics of fusion energy and the latest developments in the field. What are some of the most promising projects which offer hope that fusion can be realised in the near future?
CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority
A global mindset shift towards climate change, urbanisation, technological advancements, improved regulations and falling costs of renewables have led to billions being poured into cleantech ventures, with significant potential to drive our energy revolution.
Entrepreneurs can be a powerful force against climate change, but support from investors is crucial. Patient capital invested in disruptive clean energy ventures can help start-ups to overcome the initial barriers of technical issues and high capital costs in the clean energy sector.
Hear from three startups with disruptive technologies in hydrogen, advanced geothermal and nuclear fusion on how their solutions overcome longstanding obstacles and promise to deliver clean energy at scale.
Co-Founder & CEO , H2Pro
President & CEO, Eavor Technologies Inc
Chief of Staff, Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)
What are the latest trends in energy security and renewal that are driving technology advancement in green energy solutions, and how is finance evolving to meet growing demands in transition and pragmatic adoption of these technologies? Combining the latest industry research with real-life examples from renewable energy pioneers, this panel presents best practice scenarios for companies on the transition pathway.
The session is hosted by UBS with panel speakers from UBS, Bain and Co and other industry practitioners.
The closed-door luncheon convenes C-suites and business leaders to exchange and share insights on accelerating climate action, perspectives on new opportunities as well as diverse challenges around net-zero ambitions in Asia.
Panel speakers include Dr Steve Howard (Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek), Mathys Boeren (CEO, Asia Sustainable Foods Platform, Temasek), Daniel Hanna (Global Head Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered), and Maisie Chong (Head of TB Singapore and Head of Trade and Working Capital, ASEAN, Standard Chartered).
According to the 2021 ENGIE Impact Corporate Readiness Survey, companies’ confidence in their understanding of decarbonisation technologies declines as they move from planning to execution due to the uncertainty in technology choices.
ENGIE Impact will convene its inaugural dialogue session themed “From intent to action | Understanding the Decarbonisation Levers for Your Net Zero Transformation” during Ecosperity Week 2022 to discuss how APAC businesses can move beyond reporting and support their bold climate ambitions through a detailed decarbonisation roadmap that act as a blueprint for action. The dialogue aims to bring leaders together to discuss the range of solutions to consider when building Net Zero Roadmaps. Through expert insights, case studies and breakout sessions, we will discuss the most relevant technologies businesses can adopt in the short to medium term, plan for emerging technologies and assess how businesses can take a holistic approach to identify synergies between the various levers. This dialogue session is by invite only.
Accelerating our energy transition is a critical pathway to support Singapore’s ambitions of achieving net-zero emissions by or around mid-century. The future of energy will empower sustainable development through decarbonisation, digitalisation and electrification. Discover district cooling solutions that are transforming the way cities, townships and industrial districts are being cooled, and explore industry use cases on innovations across electric mobility, renewable energy, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), and digital energy management solutions. Join us to learn how businesses can adopt these sustainable energy solutions to reduce their carbon footprint, optimise efficiency, and forge a greener future collectively.
The Stewardship Commons convenes business leaders for an interactive exchange of ideas on the role of stewardship in safeguarding our global commons. This year’s Stewardship Commons will serve as a call to action for investor and business communities to explore pathways in driving climate action and unlocking values for ‘greener’ growth.
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Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Republic of Singapore
Executive Director & CEO, Temasek Holdings
President & CEO, The Energy Futures Initiative
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg