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THE SUCCESS STORIES OF THE VOLUNTARY CARBON MARKET (VCM)  - MARCH 24, 2021


As part of the 2021 IETA LIVE Series, ICROA, IETA and Verra co-hosted a webinar about the "Success Stories of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM)" on Wednesday, March 24th.

OVERVIEW

The essential role of the voluntary carbon market in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement is now becoming widely recognised, as we have seen with the accelerated growth in 2020 linked to a strong increase in corporate net-zero commitments. But what are behind these voluntary commitments and what is required to scale their impact to achieve the full potential of the market? We will share the stories of the people, projects, communities and companies that are part of the journey to achieve high-quality, credible and impactful climate action.


SPEAKERS

Panel 1: What has the VCM achieved to date and what does it need to do now to scale to meet its full potential?                                   

Moderated by Steve Zwick, Net-Zero Correspondent at Carbon Pulse

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Panel 2: How effective is the VCM? Is it making a real difference on the ground?   

Moderated by Edward Hanrahan, Non-Executive Chairman of ClimateCare and ICROA Board member

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RECORDING AND PRESENTATION SLIDES

You can access the recording of this session here, as well as the slides shown during the webinar here.


The website mentioned during the first pane showcasing the timeline of the evolution of the voluntary carbon market can be found here.


JOURNEY TO NET ZERO: THE ROLE OF THE VOLUNTARY CARBON MARKET - NOVEMBER 12, 2020

IETA and ICROA held a webinar as part of the the IETA-ICAP Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion  about the "Journey to Net Zero: The Role of the Voluntary Carbon Market" on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. 

OVERVIEW

The voluntary carbon market has an important role to play in delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement and supporting the journey to Net Zero. This event includes insights on the voluntary carbon market trends and developments within the market, as well as a discussion about post-2020 outcomes and challenges.


SPEAKERS

David Antonioli, CEO of Verra 

Stephen Donofrio, Director at the Forest Trends Association, Program Director of Supply Change & Ecosystem Marketplace Initiatives

Sarah Leugers, Director of Communications at The Gold Standard 

Kishor Rajhansa, Director of Technical & Strategy at the Global Carbon Council

Moderated by Edward Hanrahan, Non-Executive Chairman of ClimateCare and ICROA Board member, representing ICROA. 


RECORDING AND PRESENTATIONS

You can access the recording of this session here, as well as the panelists’ presentations here.


The website mentioned at the beginning of the webinar and in the welcome note -- showcasing the timeline of the evolution of the voluntary carbon market -- can be found here.



BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE ACTION: ACCELERATING THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TO A NET ZERO WORLD - JULY 9, 2020

IETA and ICROA held a webinar as part of IETA’s Carbon Market Virtual Series on “Business Leadership on Climate Action: Accelerating the Global Transition to a Net Zero World”.

OVERVIEW

Voluntary action on climate is growing strongly across the private sector. Corporates are demonstrating a clear appetite to contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement by committing to carbon neutrality and net zero strategies. In this webinar part of IETA's Carbon Market Virtual Series, ICROA gave a voice to business, NGOs and market stakeholders to discuss options to maximise high integrity and high impact action now.

Speakers

Jochen Gassner, CEO of First Climate Markets, representing ICROA.

James Goudreau, Head of Climate at Novartis

Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President at the Environmental Defense Fund

Brad Schallert, Director of Carbon Market Governance and Aviation at WWF US

Naomi Swickard, Chief Program Officer at Verra

Moderated by Jonathan Shopley, ICROA Co-Chair and Managing Director at Natural Capital Partners

Recording and presentations

You can access the recording of this session here, as well as the panelists’ presentations here:

INNOVATE4CLIMATE: STRONGER VOLUNTARY MARKET - NEW RULES TO RAISE THE BAR POST-2020July 8, 2020

OVERVIEW

The voluntary carbon market has rebounded with soaring demand, leading to more visibility as well as greater scrutiny. In parallel, maturing market conditions and the imminent onset of the Paris Agreement rulebook, alongside insights from 15+ years' experience in project certification prompt an evolution of standards to maintain the credibility of the voluntary market and ensure that carbon finance goes where it has highest impact and does not compromise policy or corporate ambition. Working in collaboration with civil society, governments, and market actors, Gold Standard poses new requirements for the voluntary carbon market to ensure integrity on the supply side, as well as guidance to preserve credibility for buyers' side to reboot markets for the utmost integrity post-2020.

Speakers

Marie-Pierre Bousquet, Science-Based Targets Implementation Director at Danone

Silke Karcher, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Brad Schallert, Director of Carbon Market Governance and Aviation at WWF US

Lambert Schneider, Research Coordinator for International Climate Policy at Oeko Institute

Jonathan Shopley, ICROA Co-Chair and Managing Director at Natural Capital Partners

Moderated by Sarah Leugers, Communications Director at the Gold Standard

Recording and presentations

You can access the recording and the presentations of this session here.

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