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In the first collaboration of its kind, commissioned by The British High Commission in Singapore, the UK’s COP26 Universities Network and leading research centres in Singapore have partnered on four reports that highlight climate change in the Southeast Asian region.

Bringing together researchers in the UK and Singapore, each report offers a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to shifting towards a lower carbon and sustainable economy in ASEAN countries.

The four reports are aimed at supporting policy development and the UK’s international COP26 objectives in Singapore and across Southeast Asia, focusing on the following areas:

Green finance: Dr Raúl Rosales of Imperial College Business School (UK), independently via Imperial Consultants, and Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC)

This report examines the rationale for trading carbon credits and the role of institutional investors in developing Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) in the Southeast Asia region. This is of particular interest in Singapore as the country plans its position as a future regional carbon services and trading hub.

This report is led by Dr Raúl Rosales of Imperial College Business School (UK), independently via Imperial Consultants along with his co-authors Priya Bellino and Dr Marwa Elnahass (Newcastle University Business School), Dr Harald Heubaum (SOAS University of London), Philip Lim, Paul Lemaistre, Dr Kelly Siman (National University of Singapore), Professor Sofie Sjögersten (University of Nottingham), with the collaboration of the Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC) and industry contributors: AXA Investment Management, ClimateSeed, Air Carbon Exchange, Carbon TradeXChange, Sylvera, Soil Capital Carbon, and BNP Paribas.

About the COP26 Universities Network:

The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 80 UK-based universities and research institutes collaborating to raise ambition for tangible outcomes at the UNFCCC COP26 Summit in Glasgow and beyond. Read more here.