Asia Pacific Climate Summit (APCS) 2022: December 7-8 in Singapore

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Carbon Markets for Net Zero: An Era of Growth, Convergence, Innovation and Opportunity

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Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Republic of Singapore

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After two years apart,  the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and ICAP are looking forward to welcoming delegates to our flagship Asia Climate Summit (ACS) 2022 on 6-8 December in Singapore.

The Summit, taking place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center at, is the ideal forum to take-stock the world’s evolving net zero landscape and clean growth opportunities. Join us in Singapore to hear from policymakers, business and innovators who are leading the pack in building, scaling and collaborating on markets for net zero.

Organised by IETA, in collaboration with ICAP and the IEA, ACS 2022 is an in-person event with some sessions in a hybrid format to allow for virtual participation. The Summit
features keynote addresses, high-level plenaries, cross-cutting deep-dive workshops and roundtables, and a central ‘Carbon Market Lounge’ with Partner Sponsors display counters, a networking chill-out lounge, and catering area. You can find the full agenda here and more up-to-date information about this event on IETA's website.

Daily Snapshot

6 December – PRE-DAY: Closed door meetings & Invitation only events & ACS Official Welcome Reception at the ArtScience Museum (opened to all ACS Delegates)

7 December – DAY 1: Summit sessions & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates & IETA Members Nightcap Reception (for IETA Members only)

8 December – DAY 2: Summit sessions & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates

Detailed Agenda


9:00-6:00 Pre-registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00-6:00 Closed Door Invite Only: ICAP, IEA, KAS Workshop

10:00-12:00 Closed Door Invite Only: IETA Australia-New Zealand Task Force Meeting

10:00-12:00 Closed Door Invite Only: CCS-Markets High Level Criteria Launch

12:00-2:00    Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Lounge)

2:00-4:00 Closed Door Invite Only: IETA Japan Task Force Meeting

4:30-6:30 Closed Door Invite Only: Climate Action Data (CAD) Trust Inaugural
Council Meeting

5:00-7:00 Asia Climate Summit Welcome Reception (ArtScience Museum)


8:00-8:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:30-9:00 Welcome Addresses & Opening Armchair

9:00-9:15 Short Break

9:15-10:30 Plenary 1: Asian Carbon Markets Round-Up: Trends and Outlooks

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

11:00-12:00 Deep Dive 1: Analysts & Traders Roundtable – Getting Your Facts &
Figures Right

11:00-12:00 Deep Dive 2: The State of Article 6 Implementation in the Asia-Pacific
Region: Moving from Concept to Practice 

11:00-12:00 Side Event Session 1 Organised by Carbon Finance Labs & Carbon
Engineering & 1PointFive

12:00-12:15 Short Break

12:15-1:15 Deep Dive 3: Legal Status of Carbon Credits - How the Taxonomy may
Impact Future Market Regulation

12:15-1:15 Deep Dive 4: How Carbon Pricing Instruments in the Region are Maturing
and Transforming (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South

12:15-1:15 Side Event Session 2 Organised by CBL Markets & Xpansiv

1:15-2:15 Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Lounge)

2:15-3:15 Plenary 2: How can Asia Balance the Energy Needs of a Growing
Economy and Population with Climate Change Goals?

3:15-3:30 Short Break

3:30-4:30 Deep Dive 5: Future of Financial Services - Decentralised Finance and
Web 3.0: Scale Digital Climate Markets with Integrity

3:30-4:30 Deep Dive 6: China Carbon Market - Developments and Opportunities

3:30-4:30 Side Event Session 3 Organised by Verra
4:30-5:00 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

5:00-6:30 Plenary 3: Building a Robust Data Infrastructure - A Stepping-Stone for
Transparent and Effective Carbon Markets: The Climate Action Data
(CAD) Trust

6:30-7:30 Climate Action Data (CAD) Trust Networking Reception

8:30-11:30 IETA Members Nightcap Party (Offsite – For IETA Members Only)


9:30-10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:00-11:00   Plenary 4:  Fostering Voluntary Carbon Markets in Asia - Accelerating
Climate Mitigation and Contributing to Economic Growth

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

11:30-12:30 Deep Dive 7: Optimizing Forest Carbon Policy - Supporting National
Determined Contributions (NCSs) and Attracting Investment

11:30-12:30 Deep Dive 8: Emerging Carbon Markets in the Asia Pacific Region - The
Next Generation (Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam)

11:30-12:30 Side Event Session 4 Organised by AirCarbon Exchange

12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Lounge)

1:30-2:30 Deep Dive 9: The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) - Mobilising Capital
into High-Quality Credits

1:30-2:30 Deep Dive 10 – Carbon Removals in the Asia-Pacific Region - Shaping the
Future of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Direct Air Capture

1:30-2:30 Side Event Session 5 Organised by ICE

2:30-2:45 Short Break

2:45-3:45 Plenary 5: Role of Carbon Markets in Financing Net Zero

2:45-3:45 Side Event Session 6 Organised by SustainCERT

3:45-4:15 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

4:15-5:15 Plenary 6: Vision 2050 - Carbon Pricing, Markets and Decarbonization in

5:15-5:30 Closing Addresses