|18 APRIL - DRAFT AGENDA|
8:00 – 9:30
Welcome breakfast and networking
9:30 – 9:50
| Why 'Grow to Zero?' |
Marion Verles, CEO of Gold Standard
KEYNOTES: TAKING STOCK
9:50 – 10:10
Public - Private Collaboration for Transformative Change
With international agendas for climate and development established, catalytic action is now happening at the sub-national level and with engagement of the private sector. Can climate and development considerations in investment go mainstream? What sectors have the most potential for scale?
10:10 – 10:40
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: SECTORAL SOLUTIONS
10:40 – 11:25
Environmental markets – What role in the transition to zero carbon?
Market-based mechanisms have helped reduce GHG emissions at lower costs. The Paris Agreement increases the need for markets to contribute to the transition to zero-carbon by mid-century, but structural changes create a more complex landscape to ensure environmental integrity. This session will explore challenges and solutions to shape robust mechanisms and ensure the right incentives to maximise voluntary action.
Moderator: Silke Karcher, European Climate & Energy Policy and New Market Mechanisms, German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB)
Panelists: Lambert Schneider, Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute; Saptarshi Pal, Board Member, RECs International; Dorothée Herr, Manager, Oceans & Climate Change, IUCN; Ana Aires Carpinteiro, Chair, International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance
11:25 – 12:05
Investor shift to impact: Real change or window dressing?
We hear that investors are demanding more disclosure about sustainability- related risks. But is recent momentum enough to ‘shift the trillions’ to clean development? This panel discussion will explore new initiatives including the TCFD, financial instruments like green bonds, and trends in impact investing to assess whether these are leading to real change in financial markets and how they could be truly transformative.
Moderator: Franziska Heidenreich, Co-Head of Climate Protection Projects, myclimate
Panelists: Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director, Regions20; Lisa Sherk, Head of Social Performance Management, BlueOrchard; Michael Zimonyi, Policy & External Affairs Manager, Climate Disclosure Standards Board; Angela Summonte, Head of Sales - Germany + Austria, BNP Paribas
12:05 – 12:50
Sustainable land use + sourcing
Agriculture is rising on the climate change agenda – in both mitigation and adaptation – and is inexorably linked to a great number of Sustainable Development Goals. This panel will explore how companies are engaging in collective action in their supply chains with a goal to integrate climate and development outcomes and how new technologies can accelerate progress.
Moderator: Robin Millington, Senior Fellow Food and Land Use Coalition, Systemiq
Speakers: Paul Chatterton, Landscape Finance Lead, WWF; Thomas Treml, Technology Strategist Lead Public Sector, Microsoft; Lannette Kambole Chiti, Senior Advisor Climate Change, Fairtrade International; Jacqueline Gehrig-Fasel, Chair, Gold Standard Land Use Technical Advisory Committee, and Managing Partner, TREES Consulting
12:50 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:10
|Project Innovation: WWF Naivasha forestry project in Kenya|
14:10 – 14:55
Corporate climate leadership
Expectations for business responsibility are increasing beyond direct operations through their value chains and areas of influence. What does best practice look like for addressing climate change?
Moderator: Edward Hanrahan, CEO, ClimateCare
Speakers: Alberto Carrillo, Director of Science Based Targets and RE Procurement, CDP; Ashley Allen, Climate & Land Senior Manager, Mars; Rachel Barré, Raw Materials Sustainability Manager, L'Oréal; Remona van der Zon, Sustainability & Reporting Manager, KLM
14:55 – 15:40
Leadership for the 2030 Agenda
What should corporate ambition be for contributing to the SDGs? Can certification guard against ‘SDG Washing’? This panel tackles best practices for setting targets and credibly reporting on impacts.
Moderator: Marion Verles, CEO, Gold Standard
Panelists: Thomas Vellacott, CEO, WWF Switzerland; Louise Scott, Director, Global Sustainability, PWC; Christian Kroll, Scientific Director, SDG Index-collaboration of Bertelsmann Stiftung & SDSN
15:40 – 16:10
16:10 – 17:00
This final session looks to the future to zero in on the technologies best positioned to accelerate and scale solutions to meet the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. Panelists will discuss emerging technologies, their potential for uptake, and the enabling conditions needed to allow them to deliver the greatest impact.
Moderator: Martyn Cole, Credibility Manager, ISEAL
Panelists: Nick Beglinger, Co-founder and CEO, Cleantech21 Foundation; Fennie Wang, Partnerships and Regulatory Lead, IXO; Ted Grozier, Re-Industrialise Programme Manager, Climate-KIC
17:00 – 17:30
19:00 – 22:00
|COCKTAIL NETWORKING at Kopps Restaurant|
|19 APRIL: Technical Workshops|
|8:30 – 9:30|| BREAKFAST NETWORKING |
For Gold Standard Platform members only
|9:30 – 11:00||PROJECT DEVELOPER + NGO TRACK|| |
|9:30 – 11:00|| |
Capacity building for Gold Standard for the Global Goals projects
Abhishek Goyal, Senior Director, Gold Standard
Business Leadership on Climate + SDGs
Corporate Climate Leadership, published with CDP, outlines four key pillars to an ambitious climate strategy.
Business and the SDGs: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximize credibility, authored with WWF Switzerland, captures the opportunities, challenges and common pitfalls for engaging with the SDGs.
|11:00 – 11:30||BREAK|
|11:30 – 13:00|| Future proofing the voluntary carbon market for Paris Climate Agreement + CORSIA |
This workshop will present several solutions to overcome the risk of double-counting post-2020. In facilitated roundtable discussions, participants will be asked to provide input into these solutions to build consensus to shape the future voluntary carbon market.
Owen Hewlett, CTO, Gold Standard
Lambert Schneider, Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute
Sarah Leugers, Director of Communications, Gold Standard
"Finance Beyond": How companies can use markets to reduce emissions + contribute to sustainable development
Many companies have been using carbon markets to contribute much-needed finance to reduce emissions around the world. This session launches a new Ecosystem Marketplace report about how corporates include offsetting into their overall climate reduction strategies and features a range of innovative new climate projects.Speakers:
Kelley Hamrick, Program Manager of Ecosystem Marketplace
Innovative project profiles – various Gold Standard project developers
Q&A – Facilitated by Sandra Genee, Director of Partnerships, and Claire Willers, Communications Manager, Gold Standard
|13:00 – 14:00||LUNCH|
|14:00 – 15:00|| |
NGO Supporter strategy session
Speakers:Bernardo Lazo, Director of Partnerships + Business Development, Gold Standard
CDP Workshop: Best practices in addressing corporate value chain emissions
Scope 3 (indirect) emissions often account for a major portion of a company’s climate impact. In fact, about 40% of the global GHG emissions are driven or influenced by companies' purchases or sold products, according to CDP data. Increasingly, companies are taking action to reduce these emissions and are seeking guidance on how to do so effectively. This interactive workshop will share emerging trends, including:
Alberto Carrillo, Director of Science Based Targets and RE Procurement, CDP
|15:00 – 15:30||BREAK|
|15:30 – 17:00|| |
Scaling poverty-alleviation development
Using facilitated roundtable discussions, we will explore ideas and opportunities to better highlight and enhance the narrative and claims of these projects.
Speakers (all Gold Standard):
CDP Workshop: Best practices in addressing corporate value chain emissions (continued)