Green Pulse Podcast: Understanding Singapore's potential to lead in carbon services

ST's Green Pulse Podcast tackles with its expert guests, how Singapore is charting a more sustainable future for itself, and has identified growth opportunities in carbon services.
ST's Green Pulse Podcast tackles with its expert guests, how Singapore is charting a more sustainable future for itself, and has identified growth opportunities in carbon services.PHOTO: ST FILE
ST's Green Pulse Podcast hosts two experts in this episode on sustainable finance: Eugene Wong, chief executive of the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia in Malaysia (left), and Anders Nordheim (right), senior vice-president for Asia sustainable fina
ST's Green Pulse Podcast hosts two experts in this episode on sustainable finance: Eugene Wong, chief executive of the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia in Malaysia (left), and Anders Nordheim (right), senior vice-president for Asia sustainable finance at the World Wild Fund for Nature Singapore. PHOTOS: SUSTAINABLE FINANCE INSTITUTE ASIA, COURTESY OF ANDERS NORDHEIM

Green Pulse Ep 48: Green Finance 101 (Pt 2) - Understanding carbon services & Singapore's potential to be a leader

15:22 mins

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change in this podcast series.

Singapore is charting a more sustainable future for itself, and has identified growth opportunities in carbon services.

In this second part of a two-part series on green finance, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty discuss this issue with Mr Eugene Wong, chief executive of the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia in Malaysia, as well as Mr Anders Nordheim, who is senior vice-president for Asia sustainable finance at the World Wild Fund for Nature Singapore (WWF-Singapore).

Learn more about what carbon services are, and why Singapore is in a good position to take a lead in this area.

They discuss the following points:

  1. What are carbon services? (1:05) 

  2. The case for and against carbon credits (4:30) 

  3. How carbon services can provide a business case for nature conservation (5:54)  

  4. Why Singapore is an ideal hub for carbon services (8:34) 

  5. Future of green finance (13:30)

Listen to Pt 1 - Green Finance 101: Directing capital to meet climate goals

Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Adam Azlee

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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