CAD Trust will take part in IETA’s Asia Climate Summit (ACS) held in Tokyo, Japan on 24-26 October.

Venue:  Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo (Japan)





DATE: 26 October, 16:15-17:15

“Digital Transformation in Carbon Markets: The Asian Perspective on Infrastructure and Integration”

As global urgency to reduce GHG emissions rises, the significance of robust carbon markets becomes evident. Transparent and accountable carbon markets are essential in helping governments and corporations advance towards a low-carbon future. However, the impact of transactions within carbon markets on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be meaningful only if these emissions reductions are real and credible, and accurately accounted and tracked. To bolster transparency and efficiency, stakeholders from Asia are leading the charge in developing digital infrastructure for an end-to-end digital ecosystem that will underpin the post-2020 carbon markets under the Paris Agreement. The plenary will explore the evolution and role of digital infrastructure in carbon markets and spotlight its use cases. It will engage pivotal stakeholders responsible for shaping transparent and efficient carbon markets both in Asia and globally.

Moderator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO, IETA


Hania Dawood, Manager, Climate Finance and Economics, Climate Change Group, World Bank

Benedict Chia, Director General (Climate Change), NCCS, Government of Singapore

Kentaro Takahashi, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment, Japan

Dinesh Babu, Executive Director, CAD Trust



DATE: 25 October, 17:00-18:00

“Unlocking the potential of carbon markets through data and innovation”.

Explore the untapped narratives of impact within carbon market data. With the launch of the “Carbon Markets: The Power of Data and Innovation” Programme, we’ll highlight new tools and solutions integral to the emerging digital infrastructure and geared towards enhancing transparency and efficiency within carbon markets.

Our panelists will discuss potential synergies and collaborations as well as challenges and opportunities on the path to a digitised and transparent carbon market.

Moderator: Dinesh Babu, Executive Director, CAD Trust


Gemma Torras Vives, Climate and Technology Specialist, Climate Finance & Economics Unit, World Bank

Juan David Duran, Managing Director, EcoRegistry

Federico Di Credico, Managing Director, ACT

Carlos Cordova, Director, Environmental Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Andrew Howard, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Strategy, Verra


The Asia Climate Summit is an in-person event. Register here: