• 21 Sep 2021
  • 8:00 AM (EDT)
  • 22 Sep 2021
  • 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual Event

Officially affiliated Climate Week NYC 2021 Event



AGENDA DAY 1 - EDT (Attendance for all sessions is FREE of charge)


  • 8:15am-8:30am – Welcome Addresses 
Opening Remarks by Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA            
Address by Richard Sandor, Chairman of the Board & CEO – American Financial Exchange
  • 8:30am-9:30am – CEO Roundtable Plenary: What Does Climate Leadership Look Like in 2021?

Moderator: Dirk ForristerPresident & CEO – IETA


Richard LancasterCEO – CLP 

Andrés GluskiPresident & CEO – AES Corporation

Brian VaasjoPresident & CEO – Capital Power

Mary KippCEO – Puget Sound Energy

    • 9:45am-10:30am – Deep Dive: Carbon Markets Analysts Straight Talk - From Data to Understanding

    Moderator: Dan McGraw, Head of Americas – Carbon Pulse


    Jennifer McIsaac, Director of Market Analysis – ClearBlue Markets

    Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research – Andurand Capital

    Justin Johnson, Partner – MMR VT

    Matthew Williams, Analyst, Emissions and Clean Energy – S&P Global Platts

    • 10:45am-11:00am  – Armchair Interview with Mary Nichols, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy 

    Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA 

    Mary Nichols, Fellow – Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

    • 11:00am-12:30pm – Stocktake Plenary: Progress on Carbon Pricing Across North America

    Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA


    JP Brisson, Partner – Latham & Watkins

    Daniel Dudis, Environmental Counsel – U.S.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Chelsea Bryant, Managing Director, Global Markets & Strategy – Radicle 

    Katelyn Roedner, Senior Manager-US Climate – EDF            

    Jaime Rodríguez, Executive Director – CYDSA 

      • 12:45pm-1:45pm – Side Event hosted by Bayer Environmental Science: Building a Biodiversity and Community Enhancing Grassland Carbon Projects for Ranchers 
      Separate Registration Link HERE

      Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA


      Matt Nespeca, Global Market Community Manager, Vegetation Management – Bayer Environmental Science

      Karen Haugen-Kozyra, President – Viresco Solutions

      Beatriz Zavariz, Manager – Climate Action Reserve

      Jeff Cole, General Manager, Nature Based Solutions (NBS) North America – Shell


      • 12:45pm-1:45pm – Side Event hosted by Carbon Finance Lab: C-Capsule - Envisioning a Compliance Gateway for Highly Effective & Durable Voluntary Instruments 
      Separate Registration Link HERE

        Moderator and Presentation: Nick Gogerty, Managing Director – Carbon Finance Lab


        Evan Ard, Managing Director – Evolution Markets

        Jérémie Paul, Product Development Manager – Green Certificate Company 

        Gareth Turner, Co Founder & Director, Carbon and Renewables – Numerco

        Tommy Ricketts, CEO & Co-Founder  BeZero Carbon

          • 2:00pm-3:30pm – Plenary hosted by USCC: Leading By Example - Business at the Forefront of Energy Innovation & Sustainability

          Separate Registration Link HERE and Direct Viewing link HERE


          Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President, Policy – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

          Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

          Gary Litman, Senior Vice President, Global Initiatives – U.S. Chamber of Commerce



          Rich Voorberg, President – Siemens Energy North America

          Katherine Neebe, Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of National Engagement and Strategy – Duke Energy

          Right Honorable Lord Barker of Battle, Executive Chairman – En+ Group & Former UK Energy and Climate Change Minister

          Warwick King, Vice President, Low Carbon Technologies – ConocoPhilips 

          Sharon Tomkins, Vice President, Sustainability – Sempra 

          Elliot Diringer, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate – U.S. State Department

          Karen Fang, Head of Global Finance – Bank of America

          Mary Draves, CSO and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety – Dow 

          • 3:45pm-4:45pm – Deep Dive: Finance and Markets for Net Zero Dialogue 

          Moderator: Brett Orlando, Founder & Director – Net Zero Capital Advisory  


          Federico Di Credico, Managing Director – ACT Commodities           

          Ariel Perez, Managing Partner – Vertree       

          Eduardo Piquero, Executive Director  Mexico2

          • 4:45pm-5:00pm – Armchair Interview with Fred Krupp, President – Environmental Defense Fund

          Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA 

          Fred Krupp, President – Environmental Defense Fund

            • 5:15pm-6:00pm – Side Event hosted by Verra: Answering Your Questions about the Future of the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM)  
            Separate Registration Link HERE

            Moderator: David Antonioli, CEO – Verra 


            Naomi Swickard, Chief Program Officer – Verra 

            Robin Rix, Chief Policy and Markets Officer – Verra 

            Candace Vinke, Senior Director, Nature-based Innovations - Verra

            AGENDA DAY 2 - EDT (Attendance for all sessions is FREE of charge)


            • 8:00am-9:00am – Side Event hosted by Carbon Finance Lab: Carbon Reporting Markup Language - Scaling the Quality of our Carbon Conversations for All Products and Services Using an Open Source Language for Compliance and Voluntary Markets 

            Separate Registration link HERE

            Moderator: Mathew Carr, Founder & Reporter – CarrZee 

            Presenter: Nick Gogerty, Managing Director – Carbon Finance Lab


            Bonnie Nixon, ESG Strategic Advisor & Analyst – Sustainable Brands           

            David Rabley, Managing Director – Accenture Strategy        

            Deanna MacDonald, CEO & Founder/Co-Founder – Bloc/Bunker Trace

            Katherine Foster, Chief Strategy Officer  Open Earth Foundation


            • 8:00am-9:00am – Side Event hosted by CCS+ Initiative: Unlocking Carbon Credit Potential for Emission Reductions and Removals 

            Dial-in information available HERE / Direct Viewing link HERE

            Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA 

            Presenter: Matthias Krey, Managing Director – Perspectives Climate Group


            Anthony Cottone, Senior Director – Oxy Low Carbon Ventures

            Elise Roc, Business Development Manager – Northern Lights

            David Ungar, Managing Director – Carbon Finance Labs

            • 9:00am-9:15am – Armchair Interview with Congressman Scott Peters, California

            Tom Lawler, Washington DC Representative – IETA

            Congressman Scott Peters, House Budget Committee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joint Economic Committee – California 

            • 9:15am-10:15am – Deep Dive: Carbon and Competitiveness - Border Carbon Adjustments

            Moderator: Tom Lawler, Managing Partner – COEFFICIENT 


            Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

            Adam Berman, European Policy Director – IETA              

            Aaron Cosbey, Environmental Economist - International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

            Gloriamar Gamez, Public Policy Leader, Energy and Climate – Dow    

            • 10:30am-12:00pm – Plenary: Voluntary Market and Net Zero Pathways

            Welcome Address: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA

            Address by Ralph Izzo, CEO  Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

            Moderator: Andrea Abrahams, Managing Director – ICROA


            Stephen Donofrio, Director – Ecosystem Marketplace           

            Pedro Moura Costa, Director – BVRio & Steering Committee – Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI)

            Kelley Kizzier, Associate Vice President, International Climate – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) 

            David Antonioli, CEO – Verra 

            Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance – Institute of International Finance (IIF)  

            • 12:15pm-1:30pm – Plenary: COP26 Outlook and Article 6 Roundtable

            Moderator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA          

            Opening Addresses:

            Tba, UK Team Member – UK Presidency COP26 *

            Molly Peters-Stanley, Negotiator, International Carbon Markets – United States Department of State 


            Sha Yu, Research Scientist – Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland

            Silke Karcher, Head of Division, Climate and Energy Policy, European Climate Initiative (EUKI), Carbon Markets – Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

            Nat Keohane, President – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)           

            David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser – Shell International

              • 1:30pm-1:45pm – Armchair Interview with Elliot Diringer, US State Department

              Lisa Jacobson, President – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

              Elliot Diringer, Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate – U.S. State Department  


              • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Deep Dive: Markets & Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) / Direct Air Capture (DAC) 

              Moderator: Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner and CEO – Resilient


              Matthias Krey, Secretariat Lead – CCS+ Initiative

              Lee Beck, International Policy Director – Clean Air Task Force          

              Patrick Bürgi, Director, Innovation – South Pole 

              Michael Avery, CEO – 1PointFive

              • 3:00pm-3:15pm – Armchair Interview with Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum

              Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA 

              Vicki Hollub, President & CEO – Occidental Petroleum  

              • 3:30pm-4:30pm – Deep Dive: Markets for Smart Agriculture

              Moderator: Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Founder – Viresco Solutions      


              Lizzie Aldrich, Vice President – Blueource

              Max DuBuisson, Senior Director, Carbon Policy – Indigo Ag

              Sean Babington, Senior Staff – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

              Michelle Nutting, Manager, Agriculture Sustainability – Nutrien

              • 4:45pm-6:15pm – The Future – Where are Markets & Tech Innovations Leading Us? 

              Moderator: Rick Saines, Partner – Pollination & Co-Chair – IETA U.S. Working Group 

              Address by Alexander More, Fellow of the Explorers Club Researcher – Harvard, Climate Change Institute & LIU, NYC


              Robert Zeller, Vice President, Technology - Oxy Low Carbon Ventures        

              Susan Uthayakumar, President, Sustainable Business Division – Schneider Electric

              Jeff Cohen, Director, Sustainability – Xpansiv

              Benktesh Sharma, Senior Director, Technology Solutions  Verra

              • 6:15pm-6:30pm – Closing Addresses 

              Address by Jack Cogen, Former Chairman – IETA      

              Closing Remarks by Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA 

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