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Conference 2024

Climate Solutions

February 27-29, 2024  |  Pan Pacific Singapore  |  #CIAC2024

General admission rate C$300 per conference, or C$500 for both. Reduced pricing was available for alumni of Canadian universities using discount code ALUMNI2024.



CIAC2024: Climate Solutions

CIAC2024: Climate Solutions was held at the Pan Pacific Singapore on February 27-29, 2024, immediately following its counterpart, CIAC2024: Agri-food. CIAC2024: Climate Solutions convened 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 were 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. 

Carbon Offsets

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.

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CIAC2024: Climate Solutions speakers and panellists were leading minds and decision-makers in Asia and Canada, including dynamic business leaders, investors, government ministers, senior researchers and more...


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.

Opening Plenary: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in Asia

Pacific Ballroom 2 & 3

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Pacific Ballroom 1

Concurrent Sessions

a. Making Tough National-level Policy Choices (led by IES @ NUS)

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? Effective long-term policy design is needed to create policy pathways that avoid lock-in of bridge technologies – but how are these set in motion and which actors are capable of designing them?

Ocean 4 & 5

b. 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?