Green Pulse Ep 48: Green Finance 101 (Pt 2) - Understanding carbon services & Singapore's potential to be a leader
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:
What are carbon services? (1:05)
The case for and against carbon credits (4:30)
How carbon services can provide a business case for nature conservation (5:54)
Why Singapore is an ideal hub for carbon services (8:34)
Future of green finance (13:30)
Listen to Pt 1 - Green Finance 101: Directing capital to meet climate goals
Edited by: Adam Azlee
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