The voluntary carbon offset market is recently booming – it is thriving in light of the massive uptick in corporate net zero targets. Companies set ambitious voluntary net zero climate goals and engage in the voluntary market to achieve these goals not only because of an increased awareness of the climate crisis, but also because there is business value in doing so. At the same time, the landscape is shifting, shaped by enhanced social awareness and emerging legal obligations in international agreements – including those under the landmark Paris Agreement. Against this changing backdrop, the voluntary market remains an important mechanism to increase investment in much-needed carbon reductions and removals.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), in partnership with the High Tide Foundation, and with expert support from ENGIE Impact, has convened a Steering Group representing key players in the voluntary carbon market, including NGOs, research organizations, standards, and invited observers from the corporate sector to develop recommendations that incentivize credible and Paris-aligned climate action and inform guidance and criteria for high-quality carbon offset that contribute to global climate goals
This event will provide a peek into their ongoing discussions, share eye-opening data on why the voluntary carbon market matters, and hear from some of the best minds in the business about how to make it work for the climate.
Kelley Kizzier - MODERATOR, Associate Vice President, International Climate, EDF
Kim Carnahan – Director, Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE Impact
Alexa Kleysteuber, Independent Consultant
Dirk Forrister, IETA Derik Broekhoff, SEI
Alexia Kelly, ENGIE Impact
Private sector guest