Ahead of COP26, VCMI released a Roadmap for how it will develop guidance on high integrity voluntary use of carbon credits and how Voluntary Carbon Markets can support ambitious action on climate change.

Climate change science tells us that we must rapidly decarbonize our global economy.

Therefore, it is critical that voluntary carbon markets are used above and beyond both:

  • ambitious government policies and targets.
  • science-based action by businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

They must never enable, delay, or displace real action on decarbonization.

This means that we must establish robust guardrails that ensure carbon credits are used for truly additional climate action, which credibly enable Paris Agreement targets and Sustainable Development Goals.

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Below is a brief overview of VCMI speaking engagements at COP26.

19 October
Who: Mark Kenber
Location: Virtual

19 October
Decarbonising the Agriculture Sector with Climate-Smart Innovation

Who: Laurie Ristino
Location: Virtual

2 November
Forests and Land Use Moment (World Leader’s Summit event)
Who: Tariye Gbadegesin
Location: Plenary, Blue Zone

3 November
‘Transforming High Integrity VCMs’ (Finance Day event)
Who: Tariye Gbadegesin & Rachel Kyte
Location: Nature Zone Pavilion, Blue Zone

4 November
COP26 LEAF Civic Event
Who: Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

5 November
COP26 Green Horizon Summit
Who: Tariye Gbadegesin
Location: City of London Corporation & GFI venue in South Rotunda (remote participation possible)

5 November
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability event – What now? What next? – From ambition to action
Who: Rachel Kyte
Location: Merchant’s Hall

6 November
COP26 Unilever event
Who: Rachel Kyte
Location: UK Pavilion, Blue Zone

9 November
COP26 Nordic Dialogue on Voluntary Compensation
Who: Mark Kenber
Nordic Pavilion, Hall 4, Pavilion 45 at the SEC Centre, Glasgow

TBC November
COP26 NCSA event
Location: Nature Pavilion, Blue Zone

Other events Rachel Kyte is participating in:

3 November
Climate Hub Session

4 November
The Crowd Green Recovery Session

4 November
The Princeton Energy Conference

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