In its first edition in Asia, Innovate4Climate 2019 convened leaders from business, banking, finance, media, policy, and technology in Singapore to strengthen the link between investment and climate innovation. Eco-Business and a network of journalists across Asia explore the latest technologies and financial mechanisms in place to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient future.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.
The time is running out to turn the tide on climate change. Carbon pricing could drive the transition to a low-carbon economy, but how can governments in developing Asia do this most effectively to ensure that economic growth and climate protection go hand in hand?
The world's largest greenhouse gas emitter has made significant progress in cutting emissions at home, but continues to be the biggest funder of coal projects abroad, reports Purple Romero from the Innovate4Climate event in Singapore last week.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.