Hay Festival Wales 2021

Change is coming.

There has been lots of talk about reaching Net Zero on carbon emissions but what does that actually look like for the average person on the street? How will achieving Net Zero by 2050 affect how we live, work and play? How will we heat our houses, travel to work and what will we be eating in a Net Zero world?

Two experts will outline the likely scenarios and take as many questions as possible from you, the audience.


Innovate4Climate 2021

Gold Stand will be participating in workshops for Innovate4Climate, the global event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets, hosted by World Bank.

Registration will open the 26 of April 2021


The Soil Carbon Markets: Trends and Insights

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 11am EST / 5pm CET


  • Jeff Seale – Director of Climate Policy & Strategy and Science Fellow, Bayer Crop Science
  • Karthik Karathur – Senior Vice President of Strategy & Sustainability, Board Member, Locus Fermentation Solutions
  • Kathryn Elmes – Carbon Strategic Partnerships, Indigo
  • Owen Hewlett – Chief Technical Officer, The Gold Standard Foundation

The event is open to WBSCD member companies


Future of Carbon Pricing

The European Commission’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), now running for fifteen years, has set a precedent for others worldwide. While there has been some criticism, it has been effective in many respects. A member since the inception of the EU ETS, the UK government announced in its 2020 Energy White Paper that a UK ETS will start operating from the end of the transition period, i.e. 1 January 2021.


Guidance for the Interim - Discussing the San José principles and bilateral agreements to promote sustainable development and integrity in carbon markets

The aim of the event is to explore options to progress the evolvement of carbon markets under the Paris Agreement in the absence of a rulebook.


IETA PAVILION - Journey to Net Zero: The Role of the Voluntary Carbon Market

With COP26 in Glasgow postponed until November 2021, IETA has created the ‘IETA Pavilion’ to engage relevant experts, policy makers, and negotiators in discussions and exchanges centered around carbon markets and priorities for carbon pricing, through an online and virtual exchange platform.

Gold Standard will be discussing how organisations can “GrowToZero” in the event Net Zero: The Role of the Voluntary Carbon Market.



Creating an Enabling Framework for Carbon Market Projects for Soil Protection

GIZ and the “4 per 1000” Initiative are hosting an event to help support voluntary carbon markets (VCM) for soil organic carbon projects. The sessions from 13:00 – 17:00 CET on the three consecutive afternoons will focus on:


LONDON CLIMATE ACTION WEEK: The role of carbon offsetting in Net Zero targets

This event focuses on the role of carbon offsetting in the journey to Net Zero, including:


Carbonomics: The Green Engine of Economic Recovery

From 18:00 (UK) on 11 November 2020, a pre-recorded session will be available from Margaret Kim outlining some of the key common practices to calculate de-carbonization.

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Accounting for value chain climate action - key learnings from the Gold Standard Apparel Working Group

In this session South Pole and The Gold Standard will share key learnings and outcomes of the Value Chain Intervention Apparel Working Group in order to empower more textile companies to take action in their supply chain. This breakout session will give apparel companies the opportunity to get insights into possible emission reduction projects that they can implement in their supply chain and how these can count towards achieving their SBTs. As part of this session, two real-life case studies will be presented by two apparel companies participating in the working group as speakers.