Day 2: Decarbonising Transport and Heavy Industry

7 JUN 2022

Marina Bay Sands

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 5

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Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
08:00 – 09:00
60 mins
08:00 – 08:45
Winning the Race to Net Zero: BCG's CEO Guide to Climate Advantage [Partner Event]
45 mins

The race to net zero is on, with businesses setting targets unthinkable even few years ago. There is overwhelming evidence that early movers towards net zero can seize significant advantages. Yet, many businesses struggle to implement and scale their climate targets.

How can Asian business leaders overcome the implementation challenges and accelerate their net zero transition to realize what we call the climate advantage?

BCG’s expert team will share the key learnings from our widely recognized report with the World Economic Forum and collaborations with climate champions across Asia. 

09:00 – 09:15
Keynote Address
15 mins
09:15 – 09:35
Leveraging Technology for Net Zero
20 mins

Tech companies today are stepping up to the climate challenge. They are committing to net zero innovations, investing in start-ups and pushing for the use of data in decarbonisation efforts.

Importantly, tech companies are uniquely positioned to drive sustainability across industries. For them, sustainability involves not just looking in and examining one’s own operations, but also looking out and developing technologies which can help others achieve decarbonisation.

Hear from Google CSO Kate Brandt on how the tech giant takes climate leadership through a healthy disregard for the impossible and empowering others to take their own climate action. How is Google deploying technology in ways that are helpful – not just for themselves, but also for cities, corporations, and anybody who uses their products day to day? How can technology and collaboration be leveraged to achieve even the most difficult or ambitious climate goals?

Speaker and Moderator
Kate E. Brandt speaker frame
Kate E. Brandt

Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Jeff Johnson speaker frame
Jeff Johnson

Managing Director, Investment (North America), Sustainable Investing, Temasek

09:35 – 10:25
Flight Path to Net Zero Aviation
50 mins

As the world economy further develops and we become more interconnected, global emissions from aviation could increase from 3% today to 22% by 2050. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has declared a resolution for the global aviation industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Policymakers have also risen to the occasion, with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) exploring the feasibility of a long-term aspirational goal for international aviation and 23 nations signing the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition at COP26.

Our focus now must be on implementation and ensuring all necessary decisions, mechanisms and investments are made in this decade to ensure we track against our shared goal.

How can we create the ecosystem and infrastructure required to accelerate sustainable aviation fuels, as well as new propulsion and aircraft? What else does aviation need to achieve net zero by 2050?

Speakers and Moderator
Juan Carlos Salazar speaker frame
Juan Carlos Salazar

Secretary-General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Dr Bicky Bhangu speaker frame
Dr Bicky Bhangu

President, South East Asia, Pacific & South Korea, Rolls-Royce

Todd Citron speaker frame
Todd Citron

Chief Technology Officer, Vice President & General Manager, Boeing Research & Technology

Jennifer Holmgren speaker frame
Jennifer Holmgren

CEO, LanzaTech

Lauren Uppink Calderwood speaker frame
Lauren Uppink Calderwood

Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum

10:25 – 11:05
The Future is Electrifying: Driving towards Net Zero in Southeast Asia
40 mins

The EV market has seen strong momentum despite the pandemic. The International Energy Agency reports that there were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads at the end of 2020, following a decade of rapid growth. Major markets also saw an expansion of electric bus and truck registrations, reaching global stocks of 600,000 and 31,000 respectively.

However, Southeast Asia (SEA) remains a nascent market and more needs to be done to accelerate land transport electrification in the region. What role do industry partnerships, technology and policy play in supercharging electric mobility in SEA?

Pras Ganesh speaker frame
Pras Ganesh

Executive Vice President & Corporate Information Security Officer, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing

Cheryl Goh speaker frame
Cheryl Goh

Group Vice President, Marketing and Sustainability, Grab

Nikolaus Lang speaker frame
Nikolaus Lang

Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

11:05 – 11:35
Tea Break
30 mins
11:35 – 12:25
Making Waves in Sustainable Shipping​
50 mins

The shipping industry, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, contributes 3% of global emissions – a figure set to grow as global trade expands. It thus faces the pressure to rapidly decarbonise a global fleet of approximately 100,000 ships. 

Much of the maritime sector is committed to decarbonising, but the landscape remains complex. The industry goal – of achieving 50% emissions reduction from 2008 levels by 2050 – falls short of the Paris Agreement targets.

In this asset-heavy industry, how can liners carry out their net-zero transition strategically? What are the technological hurdles to scaling future fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia, and what is the potential of LNG and carbon offsets as bridges? How can different stakeholders come together to unlock the US$2.4 trillion investment required for net-zero shipping by 2050?

Speakers and Moderator
Kitack Lim speaker frame
Kitack Lim

Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Prof Lynn Loo speaker frame
Prof Lynn Loo

CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

Jeremy Nixon speaker frame
Jeremy Nixon

CEO, Ocean Network Express

Quah Ley Hoon speaker frame
Quah Ley Hoon

Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Johannah Christensen speaker frame
Johannah Christensen

CEO, Global Maritime Forum

12:25 – 12:45
Decarbonising How We Move: Sustainable Freight and Logistics
20 mins

Moving goods internationally by land, air and sea involves complex logistics and supply chain operations. In 2021, OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) forecasted that global freight transport activity is set to grow 2.6-fold (measured in tonne-km), with freight CO2 emissions projected to increase by 22%.

The pandemic has also highlighted the need for a resilient international freight transport system, even amidst the threat of disruptions to the global supply chain posed by severe weather events due to climate change. 

Hear from DHL's Tim Scharwath on how the shared nature of global freight networks presents an opportunity for different stakeholders to jointly invest in greener freight, and how logistics companies can embark on "no-regret moves" that are critical to creating internal momentum while driving shareholder value.

Speaker and Moderator
Tim Scharwath speaker frame
Tim Scharwath

CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

Juliet Teo speaker frame
Juliet Teo

Head, Transportation & Logistics, Temasek

12:45 – 13:10
The Tough (Disruptor) Gets Going: Moving the Heavy Industry Towards Net Zero​
25 mins

Accounting for 27% of global CO2 emissions, the heavy industry is the second largest source of CO2 emissions after the power sector. It faces challenges unique to the sector, including long-lived capital assets, high-temperature heat requirements and emissions inherent in the production process. 

New entrants are revolutionising the heavy industry, including the four materials responsible for 60% of current industry emissions: steel, cement, chemicals and aluminum. Relying on solutions that are already available today – like energy efficiency and waste reduction – is insufficient. Technological innovations and commercialising them quickly will be key in achieving deep emissions reduction.

What technologies have disrupted this hard-to-abate sector, and what are the key levers to achieve more rapid market deployments? How can innovators work with other stakeholders to accelerate the net-zero transition for the heavy industry?

Tadeu Carneiro speaker frame
Tadeu Carneiro

Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

Dr Ryan Gilliam speaker frame
Dr Ryan Gilliam

CEO, Fortera

Dr Toni Lee speaker frame
Dr Toni Lee

Head of Enzymology, Solugen

Partner Events

Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
14:00 – 16:30
Global Compact Network Singapore CEO Roundtable 2022
150 mins

The GCNS CEO Roundtable is an invitation-only dialogue that convenes global and local business leaders for a dynamic exchange of insights on corporate sustainability.

Conducted under Chatham House Rules, the Roundtable invites C-suite participants to share their experiences and observations on corporate sustainability, and opinions on how responsible business practices can unlock further opportunities.

Themed “Paving the Path to a Greener Supply Chain – Opportunities and Challenges”, the GCNS CEO Roundtable 2022 will convene captains of industry to share opportunities and challenges in greening their supply chains, and share best practices on collectively navigating towards a greener economy.

The GCNS CEO Roundtable is held in partnership with Temasek’s Ecosperity Week. 

Visit the event website for details.

14:00 – 16:30
PwC: From ambition to action: Leveraging climate tech for a net zero world
150 mins

As executives get to grips with climate-related risks and opportunities, the imperative to integrate decarbonisation solutions into business strategies has grown. Climate technologies are crucial for hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and heavy industries. Tomorrow’s energy systems will be complex, with more paths, interactions and transformation steps from generation to application.

PwC is hosting a closed-door C-suite discussion on decarbonisation challenges. Dr Peter Gassmann, PwC’s Global ESG Leader, will share about the State of Climate Tech including sustainable aviation fuels and green hydrogen. Fang Eu-Lin, PwC Singapore’s Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, will moderate a panel with leaders who are navigating their organisation’s decarbonisation journeys.

14:00 – 17:00
International Advisory Panel on Sustainable Air Hub Meeting
180 mins

The International Advisory Panel on Sustainable Air Hub Meeting (IAP) is an invitation-only event. 

IAP brings together industry, technology and knowledge leaders from Singapore and around the world to discuss how international aviation can be made more sustainable and accessible for all, and how Singapore can contribute to this international effort. The panel is chaired by Professor Chong Tow Chong, President of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will convene the IAP meeting, in partnership with Temasek’s Ecosperity Week.