ICROA engages governments that are promoting voluntary offset programmes and schemes.
We bring together key government and private sector representatives to discuss current issues in the development of the voluntary carbon market, innovation in monitoring reporting and verification and the role of governments in supporting voluntary carbon management and offsetting.
Our first workshop in September 2009 was attended by representatives of seven national government agencies;
Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (France) ADEME, Department of Climate Change (Australia) DCC, Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK) DECC, Environmental Protection Agency (USA) EPA, Ministry of the Environment (Japan) MofE Japan, Umwelt Bundesamt (Germany) UBA and Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (Netherlands) VROM. The event received very good feedback from attendees wishing to learn more about the voluntary carbon market and domestic initiatives as well as draw upon private sector expertise.
A great deal is changing in the regulated and voluntary markets and we believe it is essential to maintain and to broaden this dialogue as governments develop their own initiatives.
We continue to host annual events, with our next session pencilled in for COP19 in Warsaw, Poland.
For more information and to get involved, please contact us.