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Impact From Home #28: Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets with Integrity

24 September 2021 @ 12:00 - 13:00 CEST

Back by popular demand, our next ‘Impact From Home’ features Adriaan Korthuis, Co-Founder of Climate Focus

The ‘Impact From Home’ virtual interview series

Join us for virtual conversations via Zoom for the latest perspectives and insights to help you drive your impact mission forward, even from home.


Voluntary carbon markets are taking off at hyper speed, so we need to ensure they reach scale with high integrity and impact

Voluntary carbon markets allow carbon emitters to offset their unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits to that support projects which remove or reduce GHG from the atmosphere.

Not all carbon credits are created equal

With this in mind, there have been a number of new initiatives popping up with the aim to ensure quality in this market. For example, The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, launched by Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and ex-Head of the Bank of England, is a private sector-led initiative working to scale an effective and efficient voluntary carbon market to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

A closer look through the project developer’s view

Climate Focus, the climate strategy consulting organisation that Adriaan co-founded in 2004, is closely involved in the Voluntary Carbon Market Global Dialogue, by which they bring the views and needs of project developers and host countries into the carbon market governance debate. They’ve also contributed to the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative, proposing alternative narratives for net zero claims.

This session will be kindly hosted by Andre d’Ursel, Sustainability Analyst at Triodos Investment Management.


FORMAT: Impact From Home takes place via Zoom and will be recorded. We hope it will be an interactive and open conversation!


24 September 2021
12:00 - 13:00 CEST
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Member gatherings in the age of COVID

To continue networking events while social distancing, we introduced the ‘Impact From Home’ virtual interview series. Every other Friday at noon, we invite different local impact thought leaders for a guided conversation with small groups of our members.  Watch our favorites sessions from the year here