ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
CIAC2024: Climate Solutions
CIAC2024: Climate Solutions is being held at the Pan Pacific Singapore on February 27-29, 2024, immediately following its counterpart, CIAC2024: Agri-food. CIAC2024: Climate Solutions will convene Asia-based and Canada-based private sector, government, university, and other leaders to connect and learn from each other’s priorities and experiences in climate policy, climate technologies, climate research, and climate finance. Given the significant impacts of climate change globally – but especially across Asia – we are excited to convene this unique opportunity to forge co-operative and collaborative approaches that harness the skills, expertise, and innovations of those on both sides of the Pacific.
APF Canada and Universities Canada recognize the domestic and international benefits of carbon offsets as a tool to help mitigate the impacts of climate change. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible, including through the purchase of carbon offsets for airline travel. To learn more about acquiring carbon offsets when booking air travel, please see this example from Air Canada’s Choose program.
Delegates attending the CIAC2024: Climate Solutions conference will be automatically registered for the Gala Reception (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) and the Gala Dinner (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) on February 27, 2024.
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Balancing Emissions Reductions with Economic Growth Across the Asia Pacific Region
Assessing major challenges facing economies in Asia to reduce emissions in line with nationally-defined contributions (NDCs) while maintaining economic growth. Opportunities for Canadian companies to contribute to solutions. Scene setting by a keynote speaker, followed by discussion with government representatives.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
a. Energy Transitions: Making Tough National-level Policy Choices
How are Asian economies crafting policies to reduce emissions while maintaining economic growth? Where is LNG in the energy transition conversation? How scalable are renewable energy sources in contributing to Asia’s energy transitions in different contexts? Which parts of Asia are championing carbon-removal technology deployment?
b. Climate Technologies: Buildings and Emissions Reductions
With the built environment accounting for a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions, deploying cutting-edge technologies and policies is necessary for creating more sustainable, efficient, and resilient buildings while pursuing emissions reduction targets. Where are we with mainstreaming low-carbon building materials and technologies in different parts of Asia and Canada?
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Converstion with Sector Leader
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
a. Energy Transitions: Addressing Major Implementation Challenges
Moving to cleaner energy sources can take time and can be costly. Lead times for major climate reduction projects are in years, while energy contracts often require long durations to deliver certainty of both supply and revenue. How are economies in Asia implementing energy transitions amid such constraints, and where are opportunities for Canadian companies to contribute to the transition process?
b. Climate Technologies: Climate Smart Transportation
Revolutionizing how we move people and goods is essential for addressing climate change, and reducing vehicle emissions throughout our transportation systems is a must. This session explores cutting-edge technologies and strategies driving the next generation of climate-friendly transportation solutions.
3:00 p.m. Onward
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CEO Sessions (invitation only)
a. Financing Climate Technology Collaboration Between Asia and Canada
b. Developing Canada-Asia Critical Minerals Supply Chains
c. Facilitating Climate Transitions Through Lower Intensity Fuels