Gold Standard will attend Innovate4Climate with a focus on two critical topics: Future-proofing the voluntary carbon market and how technology can enable transparency and scale for climate action to reach the ambition of the Paris Agreement.
MONDAY 21 MAY
Getting the message right: how to effectively communicate carbon pricing
21 May 2018
Hosted by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the Partnership for Market Readiness
Our Director of Communications, Sarah Leugers, will be participating in this workshop that presents the key principles and approaches for effective engagement on carbon pricing for both government and business communications.
TUESDAY 22 MAY
Private Sector Contributions to Close the Emissions Gap: Aligning Private Engagement with the Paris Rule Book
22 May 2018, 12:10 – 13:10, Room Plateau 1
Hosted by the German Ministry of the Environment (BMU)
Marion Verles, will be joining a panel of experts to explore the potential role of non-state actors to support countries to close the ambition gap in the NDCs. The event will also look at how the private sector and Governments could work more closely to ensure alignment with the emerging Paris Rule Book, and what legal arrangements are needed to make actions transparent and additional.
WEDNESDAY 23 MAY
Third ICROA Forum on increased voluntary action under the Paris Agreement
23 May 2018, 11:00 - 13:00
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, Hamburger Allee 2, Frankfurt am Main
Hosted by ICROA
The Paris Agreement presents an opportunity for the private sector to help bridge the existing ambition gap. However, it also produces some challenges for the Voluntary Carbon Market. Marion Verles and Owen Hewlett will be participating in this Forum, to identify areas that voluntary carbon market participants need to work on together to ensure the right solutions to scale voluntary action across the private sector.
THURSDAY 24 MAY
Workshop: Blockchain to drive climate and development impacts at scale
24 May 2018, 9:00-10:00, Room Satellit
Hosted by the Stockholm Green Digital Finance, Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI), the World Bank, Gold Standard and Climate-KIC
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) are emerging as a force to transform the way climate action happens – from project implementation and monitoring to impact reporting and funding. Marion Verles, will join an expert panel, to discuss how blockchain can drive systems-level change in key sectors like land use, finance for development, and sustainable sourcing.
Workshop: Creating a blockchain infrastructure for new carbon markets under the Paris Agreement
24 May 2018, 17:10 – 18:10, Room Plateau 2
Hosted by the Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI), Gold Standard, the World Bank, the University of Edinburgh and Climate-KIC
This workshop focuses on how blockchain and DLT can increase efficiency and foster transparency and trust in climate action in context of the Paris Agreement.
Future Proofing the Voluntary Carbon Market
24 May 2018, 17:10 – 18:10, Room Plateau 1
Hosted by Gold Standard
There is a critical need for voluntary climate action to bridge the finance and emissions gap, but despite the proven track record of the voluntary carbon market, it faces an important risk of double counting post-2020. Owen Hewlett will be joined by a panel of carbon market experts to discuss these challenges and bring forward concrete solutions to ensure that the voluntary carbon market remains an effective mechanism in the post-Paris world.
Our team will be on the ground all week, you can find us in the ‘think tank corner’ of the German Pavilion.
We look forward to seeing you there!