Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Bhavan Jaipragas

Can Asian nations overtake China on kicking CO2 to the curb?

  • Climate Ambition Summit offers opportunity for Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and others to outline plans for carbon-trading mechanism
  • Although China had suggested a breakthrough on a carbon-trading scheme within its own borders, Singapore is said to be readying a region-wide plan

Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore’s financial district seen through a haze of pollution in September 2019. A private sector-led coalition in Singapore is hoping to create a region-wide market ecosystem for voluntary carbon credits. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.