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COP19: The Gold Standard Foundation’s Activities & Events

With the intergovernmental climate change talks gearing up to start next week in Warsaw, Poland, we would like to invite you to join our partners and us at a number of exciting side events and workshops.

Leading trends in results based finance for climate, environment and development

Hosted by: The Gold Standard Foundation, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade International.

Thu 14 Nov 2013 I The National Stadium, Room Wroclaw I 11:30 – 13:00

Climate finance has demonstrated the ability to deliver robust emission reductions but this approach needs to be applied beyond carbon. The Gold Standard Foundation, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade International will show how they are working to scale-up and attract new finance and provide much needed investor confidence.

MRV challenges & innovation needs

Hosted by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), CDC Climat and South Pole Carbon

Sat 16 Nov 2013 I The National Stadium, IETA Pavilion I 10:30 – 13:00

This event will look at the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) challenges and solutions for methodologies within the industrial, waste management and agriculture/forestry sectors. Lunch will be provided.

Certifying ecosystem services in forestry and agriculture: Ensuring genuine MRV and social & environmental integrity at a landscape level

The Global Landscape Forum Technical Session in partnership with The Gold Standard Foundation, FSC, Fairtrade International and HIVOS

Sat 16 Nov I Room A, Old Auditorium Building, University of Warsaw I 14:00 – 16:00

One of the largest challenges of a landscape approach is the necessity to balance economic needs such as improving agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods with addressing the threats posed to forests, farmland, water and biodiversity. The Gold Standard Foundation together with FSC, Fairtrade International, WWF and HIVOS have joined forces, pooling their extensive expertise, to develop a set of comprehensive schemes that will help effectively address this challenge. This interactive session will present the vision, approach and on-the-ground experiences for these proposed solutions. For more information, please visit:

Openness in decision-making and monitoring processes: How to ensure meaningful transparency for and engagement with citizens at all stages of the project cycle

Transparency International Climate Finance Integrity Talks

Tue 19 Nov 2013 I Mercure Grand Hotel, Warsaw I 15:00 – 16:30

Increased, proactive engagement of citizens and civil society is required in national and global decision-making processes. This includes but is not limited to more access to climate fund executive meetings at global and national levels, proactive disclosure of information related to project approval/rejection, established forums and mechanisms for public monitoring – from policy formulation, to project design and throughout project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Partnerships that make a difference: How can collaboration speed up the transformation to a green economy?

Sustainable Innovation Forum hosted by Climate Action

Wed 20 Nov 2013 I InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw I 14:30 – 15:30

This plenary session will bring together forward-thinking governments, businesses, NGOs and financial institutions to discuss how best to catalyse collaboration to stimulate country- and business-led green growth strategies.  By driving collaboration and cooperation, in particular public private partnerships, and highlighting visionary projects, the session aims to stimulate ideas and actions to support the transition to a global green economy. For more information, please visit:

Is it the right time to talk about the future of social carbon markets?

Roundtable side event hosted by GERES

Thu 21 Nov 2013 I The National Stadium, Vilnius Room (European Pavilion) I 10:30 – 12:30

This roundtable will discuss the social, environmental and health impacts of carbon reduction projects. How can these impacts be better assessed and can the CDM follow the lead of the voluntary markets? Is it the right time to change in order to comply with the post-2015 Development Agenda?

Please do not hesitate to contact Claire Willers at if you would like schedule a meeting with our CEO, Adrian Rimmer or another member of our team.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

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