这份报告是由 博士Marwa Elnahass at 大发体育下载 Business School and led by Dr Raúl Rosales at the Centre for Climate Finance & 帝国理工学院商学院的投资, examines the rationale for trading carbon credits and the role of institutional investors in developing voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) in the Southeast Asia region.
报告的Voluntary Carbon Markets in ASEAN: Challenges and Opportunities for Scaling Up’ addresses how VCMs are an effective tool in lowering net greenhouse gas emissions in the region, sets out policy considerations and reviews the current accounting practice applied to carbon finance.
It also identifies opportunities and innovation gaps in the context of VCMs that present investment opportunities to help countries shift towards a low-carbon economy whilst maintaining economic sustainability for a clean energy transition.
Voluntary carbon markets refer to the trading of voluntary carbon credits, 通常是由私人机构, 抵消其他地方的排放, and can be used to help companies meet their corporate climate targets in support of the low-carbon transition.
艾尔纳哈斯博士领导了该报告的第三部分, which addresses new insights and discussions related to carbon accounting and the new frontier in VCMs. “Well-designed voluntary carbon markets can reduce costs for emerging technology, 实现更显著的脱碳,艾尔纳哈斯博士解释道. “Our research highlighted that there is a clear role for policymakers 和行业 to agree a set of common standards and consistent, 东南亚vcm的准确标准. Without this, accounting for voluntary credit trading markets will become vague and complex.
在联合国气候变化框架公约(COP26)英国轮值主席国期间, future policy recommendations can assist in engaging global policy makers and ASEAN member states to deliver strong regulatory actions for enhancing carbon accounting and promoting harmonized practices for financial reporting.”
The report is part of an overarching project developed in collaboration with the COP26 Universities Network and commissioned by the British High Commission in Singapore with the objective of identifying innovation gaps and challenges related to achieving a shift towards a low carbon and sustainable economy in Southeast Asia.
这是第一次这样的合作, the network has brought together researchers and academics from the UK and Singapore to publish a series of four reports aimed at supporting policy development and the UK’s international COP26 objectives in Singapore and across Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia is one of most vulnerable regions exposed to the adverse impacts of climate change, and there has been significant momentum for VCMs among private sector actors in the region.
第一份报告是研究人员之间的合作, 从业人员, 政府, 和行业, 由新加坡绿色金融中心捐款. 它的研究结果与新加坡特别相关, as it plans its future as a regional carbon service and trading hub. The report analyses the case to scale up the carbon finance market in Southeast Asian countries, 关注vcm.
根据报告, the key to scaling up VCMs in Southeast Asia and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions is to secure high-quality carbon offsets based on transparency, 流动性和定价, 哪些是资本市场的驱动因素, 和机构投资者.
The authors argue that building up the market efficiency of carbon finance should be a gradual process and should happen after these markets have secured credibility. 会计师, 审计人员, and other stakeholders should expect standardised carbon accounting measures and financial disclosure alongside the latest cutting-edge technology.
对报告的调查结果发表评论, 罗萨莱斯博士说:“凭借其丰富的生物多样性, 森林, 和可再生能源, the Southeast Asian region has great potential to become a more carbon-friendly economy. 然而, 成功取决于投资者, 政府s and businesses establishing robust financial procedures to help bring down greenhouse gas emissions further. Our report shows that carbon offsets should be tackled by implementing high-quality and trusted carbon credits which serve as effective financial tools to mitigate climate-related risks.”
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