Last year’s COP 26 conference saw developed countries pledging to cut back on fossil fuels, end deforestation, and provide US$100 billion to developing countries to finance climate change. Since then, global temperatures have risen 1.1°C and are set to rise by another 10% by 2030, and only 24 out of 193 countries have strengthened their carbon-cutting plans, with some even rolling back on their commitments.
As global leaders gather for COP 27 in November 2022, these commitments and other pertinent questions come to the fore:
- What will climate change impact be on the least developed countries, and how will they be compensated for the damage?
- How can private investments be channelled more effectively towards a low-carbon economy?
- What role can financial hubs like Singapore play in assisting the world to avert a climate catastrophe?
Attend the NBS Knowledge Lab webinar on “Climate Change: From Risk to Resilience” where industry experts will explore the critical role of climate change education and how to harness its transformative power.
- Fam Wee Wei (NBS/2019)
Director (Climate Change and Sustainability – International) Industry Division
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
- Dr Ayansina Ayanlade
University Assistant in the Department of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna, Austria
- Michèle Lacroix
Group Head of Sustainability
- Amit Jain
Director of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore