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Sleeping Financial Giants Examines Earth System Tipping Points in Singapore

In conjunction with the Ecosperity conference in Singapore on June 7th, 2019, we co-hosted a dialogue with Future Earth to introduce to the Asian finance community the notion of ‘Earth System tipping points’. The purpose was to make explicit the links between capital markets and such tipping points, while outlining an approach for how to examine such links using a number of cases relevant for Asian and international investors. The session was generously hosted by Temasek and supported by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).

Lectures were held by Will Steffen (Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), and Beatrice Crona (Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University), and built on the material also available in the full report “Sleeping Financial Giants – Opportunities in financial leadership for climate stability”.

Photo Credit: Fumiko Kasuga/Future Earth