ICVCM at COP28

Join us for a range of events at COP28 in Dubai

The Integrity Council is excited to engage with the global community and showcase our commitment to high-integrity voluntary carbon markets. After unveiling our Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework earlier this year, we are now assessing carbon-crediting programs against these principles.

Our dedicated team, including Governing Board and Expert Panel members, will actively participate in various COP28 events. We’ll be sharing insights into the work of the ICVCM to date, and what to expect in 2024.

The full list of public events with ICVCM participation is below (ALL TIMES GST):

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2023

08:30 - 09:30: Delivering a high-integrity Voluntary and VCMI: An update from ICVCM

Location:

IETA Business Hub

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

Kelley Kezzier, Board Member, ICVCM

Kanyinke Sena, Board Member, ICVCM

Mark Kenber, Board Member, ICVCM

Register:

https://lu.ma/update-from-VCM-trend-setters-ICVCM-VCMI

14:30 - 15:30: Singapore / IETA – panel discussion hosted by GenZero (invitation as panelists)

Location:

Blue Zone – Location TBD

Speakers:

Amy Merrill, COO

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

14:00 - 17:00: Net Zeroing: Incentives and Carbon Markets for a Sustainable Future

Location:

Hilton Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of the Governing Board, ICVCM

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2023

9:30 - 10:15: GenZero: Panel discussion: Saving Mother Nature: Opportunities and limitations of nature-based solutions

Location:

Singapore Pavilion

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

11:00 - 12:30: IETA: ACX Side Event on VCM & Art 6 Markets Merging

Location:

IETA Biz Hub

Speakers:

Amy Merrill, COO, ICVCM

16:15 - 17:15: Price It Right: Carbon Pricing with Sustainable Markets Initiative Secretariat

Location:

Green Zone

Speakers:

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2023

11:30 - 13:00: "The Evolving Voluntary Carbon Market: Reconciling the paradox between innovation and supervision"

Location:

UNFCCC Pavilion

Speakers:

Amy Merrill COO, ICVCM

12:00 - 13:30: “Restoring Confidence in VCM: Path Forward” AON/IETA

Location:

TBC

Speakers:

Alexia Kelly, Board Member, ICVCM

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch session with BeZero: "Voluntary and compliance markets converging: What lessons can Article 6 markets learn from the voluntary carbon market?"

Location:

IETA Business Hub

Speakers:

Doris Honold, Board Member, ICVCM

14:15 - 15:15: ICVCM/N4C: How can carbon finance work for Indigenous peoples and local communities?

Location:

Nature Pavilion

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

Kanyinke Sena, Board Member, ICVCM

Register:
https://lu.ma/IPLC_carbonfinance

16:00 - 16:40: Operationalization of Article 6 and Voluntary Claims

Location:

Swedish Pavilion

Speakers:

Alexia Kelly, Board Member, ICVCM

16:00 - 16:45: UK Government event: Accelerating high integrity voluntary and regulated carbon markets: the role of government

Location:

TBC

Speakers:

TBC

MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2023

10:00 - 11:00: COP Presidency event - Delivering high-integrity in 2024: An update from the VCM standard setters

Location:

TBC

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

Alexia Kelly, Board Member, ICVCM

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

12:00 - 12:45: Drax/BeZero - Raising the bar: Delivering high-integrity carbon removals for the voluntary carbon market

Location:

TBC

Speakers:

Amy Merrill, COO, ICVCM

16:30 - 17:40: COP Presidency event: Unlocking high integrity VCMs

Location:

Blue Zone – Main Stage

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

16:30: City & Financial

Location:

EY Pavilion

Speakers:

Doris Honold, Board Member, ICVCM

16:45 - 17:45: WMB/VCMI - Mobilizing corporate climate action through high-integrity voluntary carbon markets

Location:

Blue Zone We Mean Business Pavilion TA3 – Pavilion 240, Level 1

Speakers:

TBC

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2023

10:20 - 11:20: World Federation of Exchanges - ‘VCM Panel’

Location:

Nasdaq Dubai Market Site, The Exchange

Speakers:

Chris Leeds, Board Member, ICVCM

11:40 - 12:20: Sustainable Innovation Forum: Implementing resilient carbon markets on a global scale

Location:

Climate Action Innovation Zone

Speakers:

Alexia Kelly, Board Member, ICVCM

12:45 - 13:30: Executive lunch briefing on the future of carbon markets at Bloomberg Green at COP28

Location:

Jumeirah Emirates Tower

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of Governing Board, ICVCM

15:00 - 16:00: ICVCM - What does a new chapter for the VCM, grounded in high integrity mean for business?

Location:

ICC Pavilion

Speakers:

Annette Nazareth, Chair of the Governing Board, ICVCM

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

Register:

https://lu.ma/new-chapter-for-the-vcm-ICVCM-5th-Dec

15:30 - 16:15: Atlantic Council - Pricing the value of natural systems: Building resilience in markets for nature-based carbon sequestration

Location:

Energy Connect (Energy Transition Hub, Green Zone)

Speakers:

Pedro Martins Barata, Co-Chair of Expert
Panel, ICVCM

18:30 - 20:00: Oeko Institute and Carbon Market Watch - Building on lessons learned: Setting a high bar for the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body”

Location:

SE Room 5

Speakers:

Daniel Ortega Pacheco, Co-Chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2023

09:00 - 10:30: Accelerating high-integrity voluntary carbon market action – a discussion with the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) and Bain & Co., hosted by We Mean Business

Location:

We Mean Business Pavilion

Speakers:

Amy Merrill, COO, ICVCM

11:00 - 12:30: CAF event - ‘We are Innovation in Environmental Asset Markets, We are Solution’

Location:

Latin American and the Caribbean Pavilion

Speakers:

Daniel Ortega Pacheco, Co-Chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

14:00 - 15:00: Carbon Credits in Agriculture Location - Panel Discussion

Location:

GASP Pavilion

Speakers:

Daniel Ortega Pacheco, Co-Chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

15:00 - 16:00: WEF and WBCSD - Carbon and Biodiversity Credits: Directing Finance for Climate and Nature

Location:

Nature Pavilion

Speakers:

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2023

15:15 - 16:15: ICVCM - Bringing integrity to the VCM: a briefing for policy makers.

Location:

UNEP Pavilion

Speakers:

Kelley Kizzier, Board Member, ICVCM

Gabriel Labbate, Co-chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

Pedro Barata, Co-chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

Register:

https://lu.ma/ICVCM-UNEP-bringing-market-integrity

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023

10:00 - 12:30: Nature First: From Land to Ocean, Our Best Ally for Climate Action

Location:

Room- AL Hur (Blue Zone)

Speakers:

Pedro Barata, Co-chair of Expert Panel, ICVCM

14:00 - 15:30: What is end-to-end integrity in the voluntary carbon market?

Location:

IETA Business Hub

Speakers:

TBC

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2023

16:00 - 17:00: Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets for a Just Transition

Location:

SDG7 Global South Pavilion

Speakers:

Daniel Ortega-Pacheco, Co-chair of the Expert Panel, ICVCM

MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2023

11:20 - 12:20: SICVCM/EDF - How can carbon finance create opportunities for Indigenous peoples and local communities?

Location:

Indigenous Peoples Pavilion

Speakers:

Daniel Ortega-Pacheco, Co-chair of the Expert Panel, ICVCM

Angela Churie Kallhauge, Board Member, ICVCM

Register:

https://lu.ma/IPLC-carbon-finance-ICVCM-11th-Dec

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