Carbon Pricing in Southeast Asia and its Impact on Businesses
As the world ramps up its decarbonisation efforts to abide by the Paris Agreement, governments in Southeast Asia have started to develop more ambitious climate regulations. Southeast Asia’s attention to climate change has traditionally trailed behind major developed countries, but the region has - in recent years - started to prioritise decarbonisation.
Understanding Singapore’s climate regulations and how Terrascope helps businesses navigate them
As sustainability takes centre stage on a global level, Singapore has emerged as a regional leader in Southeast Asia, committing to establishing climate regulations which are unprecedented in this region. Businesses which operate in Singapore must navigate an increasingly complex regulatory framework, which presents multiple potential opportunities and risks.
CBAM: A guide to understanding the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
The European Union (EU) is a key player in global emission reduction efforts, implementing various policies and regulations to ease the transition towards a low-carbon economy. One of its most recent regulations is the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The CBAM is a significant step towards achieving the EU's climate goals, which include reducing GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
The CSRD - Enhanced sustainability reporting in the EU
As part of the ambitious European Green Deal, the European Union (EU) has pledged to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. To achieve this goal, the EU will need to align its climate, energy, transport and taxation policies. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) presents a significant step up in sustainability disclosures. Starting from January 2024, this new law will require companies to disclose their sustainability performance.
Forest, Land and Agri (FLAG) Sector – What Is It and How Companies Can Get Started on Emissions Measurement and Management
The Forest, Land, and Agriculture (FLAG) Science Based Target Setting Guidance is a pioneering global standard for companies in land-intensive sectors to set science-based targets that include land-based emissions reductions and removals. This robust, science-driven approach aligns with the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C goal, enabling companies to effectively slash land-related emissions. Companies falling under the Science Based Target initiative’s (SBTi) FLAG-designated sectors or with over 20% FLAG-related emissions are required to set FLAG targets. They must establish a baseline year, account for land-based emissions and removals separately, and trace primary commodity emissions in processed products.