We’re honoured to be participating in several workshops and side events at this year’s Carbon Expo. The full details can be found below.
WEDNESDAY 25 May 2016
1. SIDE EVENT: Productivity gains and GHG mitigation in dairy supply chains
Date + Time: Wednesday 25 May from 13:15 to 14:15
Summary: Globally, ruminant (dairy, beef, goats, and sheep) constitute the most important source of anthropogenic emissions of methane. CH4 production in ruminants is a natural and inevitable outcome of digestive process but many factors influence its production, including quality of feed, energy consumption, animal health and herd composition. Globally, ruminant livestock produce about 2.7 Gt CO2 eq. of CH4 annually, of which about 500 Mt CO2-eq could be mitigated through aggressive adoption of known best practices that maintain or increase productivity and farmer livelihoods.
» Moderator: Carolyn Opio, FAO
» Henning Steinfeld, FAO
» Pieter van Midwoud, Gold Standard
» Timm Tenigkeit / Andy Wilges – UNIQUE FORESTRY / CCAFS
» Bernard Giraud – Livelihood Venture
THURSDAY 26 May 2016
2. WORKSHOP: “How Offsetting is Being Redefined for a Post-Paris World,”
Date + Time: Thursday 26 May from 10:45 to 11:45
Summary: Offsetting is widely recognised as a powerful tool that brings cost-efficiencies, co-benefits and cross-market fungibility to compliance and voluntary markets. However, it requires new approaches to remain relevant and effective in a post-Paris world. Hear how leading standards are responding to the uncertain future of the CDM which has provided the reference point for additionality; to a world in which regulatory surplus will be more difficult to define now that every country has some form of reduction target; and, to the emergence of multiple nationally defined offset initiatives.
» Moderator: Jonathan Shopley, Natural Capital Partners
» James Grabert, UNFCCC
» David Antonioli, Verified Carbon Standard
» Natalia Gorina, South Pole Group
» Sarah Leugers, The Gold Standard Foundation
» Vinod Kesava, Climate Resources Exchange International
3. OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT: Gold Standard 3.0: Driving finance to cookstove projects for climate, health and gender
Date + Time: Thursday 26 May from 11:45 to 12:45
Summary: Financing the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future requires public and private sector finance, and cannot come at the expense of the bottom billion who still have a long path to sustainable development. Every dollar must achieve its highest potential toward both climate and development outcomes. This side event will talk about how cookstove projects can use Gold Standard 3.0 to quantify climate, health and gender impacts in a results-based financing framework that will help channel more investment.
» Moderator: Matt Spannagle, independent climate + development expert
» Peter George, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
» Marion Verles, CEO of Gold Standard
» Dean Thomson, World Vision Australia
» Jeroen Blum, Managing Director, BIX Capital
4. SIDE EVENT: “Paris Agreement: Fostering Sustainable Development and Carbon Markets”
Date + Time: Thursday 26 May from 13:00 to 14:00
The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development: an objective or another barrier for mitigation and adaptation?
Sustainable Development and the Clean Development Mechanism
Article 6: Sustainable Development Mechanism or Emissions Mitigation Mechanism? A CDM 2.0?
Article 6: Modalities and Procedures – an early perspective
» David Hone, Shell
» Andrei Marcu, CEPS
» Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Iberdrola
» Ignacio Sánchez García, Spanish Climate Change Office
» Marion Verles, Gold Standard
» Marcio Viegas, Managing Director, SUST4IN - moderator
5. SIDE EVENT: Enhancing co-benefits in market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement
Date + Time: Thursday 26 May from 17:00 to 18:00
Summary: This side event offers insights into a research project commissioned by the German Emissions Trading Authority on how different mitigation instruments address the promotion of sustainable development benefits, and how such co-benefits can be enhanced for future market based mitigation instruments under the UNFCCC. It will discuss the status quo of the debate, as well as lessons from the CDM and other mitigation instruments. In addition, barriers and opportunities for fostering co-benefits and recommendations for integrating them in the market mechanisms set out in the Paris Agreement will be discussed.
» Moderator: Björn Dransfeld, the greenwerk
» Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
» University of Zurich
» South Pole
FRIDAY 27 May 2016
6. WORKSHOP: “New Approaches for Climate Finance at Municipal Level to Build Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Growth in Cities”
Date + Time: Friday 27 May from 09.00 to 10.00
Summary: Cities are making significant strides in accounting for their GHG emissions and defining climate action plans. It is crucial for the global community to support these efforts, especially enabling access to financing, both as technical assistance/capacity building and as investments. This session discusses some of the opportunities and challenges. The panelists will discuss the new and emerging approaches to scale-up access to climate financing for cities.
» Moderator: Monali Ranade, World Bank
» Marion Verles, Gold Standard
» Edwin Aalders, CTCN TBC
» Jorge Wolpert, Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development
» Sumon Sumetchoengprachya, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Office
» John Tidmarsh, City Climate Finance Leadership Alliance
7. SIDE EVENT: Insetting: A step further towards climate neutrality
Date + Time: Friday 27 May from 10:00 to 11:00
Summary: Insetting has been on the periphery since 2009, yet its definition and bounds are still blurry, hence impairing its full expansion. Insetting is without doubt a powerful tool for companies, offering a concrete way to connect sustainability and procurement. This session will discuss how to increase the uptake of insetting and how we can ensure responsible insetting becomes a strategic investment for business.
» Moderator: William Theisen, EcoAct
» Maarten Derksen, FairClimateFund
» Sarah Leugers, Gold Standard
» Simon Henry, ICROA