Future of Carbon Pricing

Having an effective pricing mechanism for carbon is fundamental to achieving the 1.5°C goal outlined by the Paris Agreement, which requires net GHG emissions to fall by 23 Gt worldwide per year by 2030.


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.


German Emissions Trading Working Group – Working group on international carbon pricing and carbon markets (UAG4)

In the context of carbon neutrality and the role of voluntary compensation, we will present our policy positions on voluntary carbon markets post-2020, including the role of corresponding adjustments, project type eligibility, and other requirements.

Thursday 24 September 2020
13:00-17:00 CEST

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Eastern Africa carbon market engagement: Regional foundations for Article 6 implementation


Session II – Key features of the Paris Agreement and NDCs

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
14:00 – 16:00 


Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon storage: Frontiers for linking finance and carbon accounting

 We seek to answer the question: How can soil carbon accounting improve to support investment-oriented actions promoting soil health and carbon storage? Participants will examine opportunities for action using novel methods and frontier technologies that enable linking technical practices with finance and policy for accurate and cost-efficient soil organic carbon accounting.