Climate Risk Summit Asia

Climate Risk Summit Asia

Start DateNovember 30, 2020
End DateDecember 4, 2020
VenueVirtual
CountrySingapore
Websitehttps://events.economist.com/events-conferences/asia/climate-risk-summit-asia

Measuring, managing and mitigating the threat from climate change

Organisations need to be prepared to manage the disruptive challenges that will arise due to climate change. If we are to reach the target set out in the Paris Climate Agreement to limit the rise in the global temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the world will need to see a global energy transition that will affect all. Markets are demanding greater transparency on the climate risks that firms face and the strategic approaches they are putting in place to build resilience.

Climate change will continue to reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing and supply chains. This summit will bring together policymakers, business leaders, investors, insurers and scientists to discuss how organisations can respond to the challenges of climate risk management, and what more they should be doing.

Over the five days, participants will discuss how to respond to the challenges they face around physical and transition risk. They will be able to network with their peers across a range of industries, and will learn how to identify and assess the impact of climate change on their business. Panels of experts will evaluate the most effective ways to use climate scenario analysis and assess evolving regulatory frameworks across the Asia-Pacific region. The week’s programme will feature a debate about the standardisation of disclosure practices, and will provide insights into the risk of litigation and how to manage the message with internal and external stakeholders.

Speakers include:

  • Hoesung Lee, chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Stefanos Fotiou, director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Nuki Agya Utama, executive director, ASEAN Centre for Energy
  • Keeyong Chung, director-general for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea