Gold Standard at COP27: Our priorities & events in Egypt

06 Nov – 18 Nov 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Yvo de Boer, Margaret Kim, Owen Hewlett, Hugh Salway, Sarah Leugers, Felicity Spors, Claire Willers, Jamie Ballantyne and Laura Smith will be on the ground at COP27, participating in a broad range of bilateral meetings and events – from the evolution of the carbon market, to blended finance initiatives and opportunities, and our Gold Standard Community event.

We recently spoke to our President, ex-UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer about his expectations for the event. See his reflections here

If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Mireille Baser, outlining the reason for meeting and your availability.

See below for a selection of the events that we will be involved in across the two weeks. 


Gold Standard Community Event

Tuesday 15 November 2022
15:30 - 19:30 EET
Domina Coral Bay Resort, South Sinai, Egypt

We are pleased to share that we will be hosting an official Gold Standard side event for our project developers and market partners. This will be an opportunity to hear from our CEO, Margaret Kim, and engage with the Gold Standard Team and other market actors during an interactive workshop and networking drinks. See the event agenda below:

- Presentation by Gold Standard’s CEO, Margaret Kim, on our plans and priorities in the coming years, and how this can support our project developer community, followed by Q&A.
- Open breakout sessions on key topics for the evolution of Gold Standard and the carbon market, including:

  • 1. Digitisation
  • 2. Certification process
  • 3. Article 6 and IC-VCM alignment and adoption


We have received significant interest in this event and have since closed the registration due to limited capacity. We will contact everyone who expressed interest, within the next week.

Sharing best practices and lessons learned from capacity building for implementation of Article 6

[Official COP27 side event]
Tuesday 15 November
13:15 - 14:15 EET
Room Akhenaten

Co-organisers: Government of Japan, Global Public Policy Institute, Global Environment Centre Foundation
Speakers: To be confirmed

For the robust implementation of Article 6, it will be important to strengthen support and international coordination for capacity building. To this end, this event will share initial experience of capacity building activities across the world, including institutional arrangement for Article 6 authorisations, registry development and reporting.

Topics will include:
- The status and potential challenges of efforts on capacity-building for the Article 6 implementation.
- Sharing of experience from specific capacity-building-related activities in each country and region.
- The way forward for the effective implementation of Article 6.

 WEEK 1 

Monday, 07 November
Unlocking the Potential of Collective Partnership and Finance Through New Transformative Models

16:15 - 17:15 EET
Mediterranean Pavillion
Coordinated by PLIFF

Felicity Spors and other Gold Standard members will be on site to launch the new Blended Finance Vehicle from PLIFF, designed to scale up adaptation and Nature-based Solutions in the Mediterranean. This session will be looking at how partnerships around new blended finance models can catalyse funds for sustainable infrastructure.

IUCN Nature Based Standard - Next steps to certification with Gold Standard

Locarion TBC
Coordinated by IUCN

Felicity Spors will be on site for the announcement of the IUCN’s work with sustainability standards to create Nature Based Solutions certifications, which includes Gold Standard.

Wednesday, 08 November
Food systems opportunities to deliver low-emission climate-resilient development strategies

14:00 – 15:30 EET
Food and Agriculture Pavillion
Coordinated by IRRI

Owen Hewlett will join this session to discuss strategies to get private sector buy-in for sustainable, low-emissions development.


COP27 Blockchain Summit

16:30 – 18:00 EET
IETA Business Hub
Coordinated by Flowcarbon

Owen Hewlett will join in for this series of conversations and keynotes from thought leaders at the intersection of policy, carbon markets, sustainability, enterprise, and blockchain.

Wednesday, 09 November
Panel Session on Low-carbon Hydrogen Methodologies

10:30 – 12:30 EET
Singapore Pavillion
Coordinated by GenZero

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, will discuss Gold Standard’s perspectives on hydrogen carbon credit methodologies, and join the panel discussion with Frederick Teo, CEO of GenZero.

Transparency and Expectations from our Stakeholders

18:30 – 20:00 EET
Room Thebes
Coordinated by Supervisory Body for the Article 6.4

Owen Hewlett will be on the panel of this side event aiming to take stock of stakeholder views regarding the work of the Supervisory Body for the Article 6.4. The outcome of the event will serve to inform the Supervisory Body as it continues its work.

Thursday, 10 November
25 Years of ecosecurities

19:00 – 21:00 EET
Horizon Lounge, Movenpick Resort
Coordinated by ecosecurities

Claire Willers will discuss the advancement of the voluntary carbon market an co-benefits in an event celebrating ecosecurities’ 25 years of history in the market.

Friday, 11 November
A Common Language for Climate Finance and Paris-Aligned Finance Flows

13:00 – 14:30 EET
MDB Pavillion
Coordinated by European Investment Bank

Felicity Spors will join a range of multilateral development banks to discuss the climate finance terminology we use in our everyday work and to see whether common terms and definitions can be agreed upon, or at least identify where the challenging issues lie.

 WEEK 2 

Monday, 14 November
Carbon Credit Valuation & Digitalisation of the Carbon Market

15:00 – 15:45 EET
Turkish Pavilion
Coordinated by EnKing International

Hugh Salway will join other market experts for a discussion on carbon credit valuation and digitalisation of the carbon market.

Engaging Private Sector Finance to Implement National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Determined Contributions

16:45 – 18:45 EET
International Convention Centre, Room Thebes
Coordinated by R20 and Winrock International

Our CEO Margaret Kim will speak at this side event that will highlight innovative mobilisation of private sector finance to support mitigation and adaptation investments.

To receive the next SCF newsletter with further information about this event you can follow this link.

Wednesday, 16 November
Article 6: Double Counting & Corresponding Adjustments

12:00 – 13:00 EET
Turkish Pavilion
Coordinated by EnKing International

Hugh Salway will join other market experts for a panel discussion considering key issues for the implementation of Article 6, including double counting and corresponding adjustments.

Building a robust data infrastructure

13:30 – 15:00 EET
IETA Business Hub
Coordinated by Climate Action Data Trust Council

Hugh Salway will join this session discussing the challenges and opportunities for leveraging digital innovation and data transparency in both the compliance and voluntary carbon markets.

Thursday, 17 November
Enhancing integrity in carbon markets through the Climate Warehouse End-to-End Digital Infrastructure

09:00 – 10:00 EET
World Bank Pavillion
Coordinated by World Bank Group

Sarah Leugers will join this session to share Gold Standard’s insights and experience in testing the new Climate Action Data Trust platform as well as our views on the platform’s role in the ecosystem.

Launch of EgyCop: Private Financing of Mitigation in Emerging Economies

12:00 – 12:45 EET
Egyptian Pavilion
Coordinated by MGM Finance & Banking Consultants and Avanz Capital

Margaret Kim will join three Egyptian Ministers of Economic Development, Environment and Foreign affairs, to launch Egypt’s first carbon offsetting fund.

Digital MRV for enhanced fairness in climate action

15:00 – 16:00 EET
UGIH Pavillion
Coordinated by UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub

Margaret Kim will join the panel which will focus on the role of digital MRV for enhanced fairness in climate action.

Connecting climate smart businesses for the net-zero transformation

17:00 – 18:00 EET
U.S. Pavilion
Coordinated by International Trade Centre and the U.S Department of State

Sarah Leugers will join the panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities arising from the low-carbon transition in global value chains and the role of large brands and small businesses play in the green transition.

Media Category: Events
Event Dates: Sunday, November 6, 2022-Friday, November 18, 2022