IETA LIVE Carbon Markets Series - Compensating the Unavoidable: A Journey to Ambitious and Impactful Action on Climate Change

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

Hosted by ICROA

Registration HERE

Ever more businesses are publicly committing to science-aligned decarbonization pathways. Their journey is driven by an imperative to transform, which requires a credible plan to deliver verifiable impact now and along the way. Inevitably, curbing today’s unavoidable emissions will take time for the vast majority of businesses, making it all the more challenging to reach a balance between emissions and sinks globally by mid-century.

This is where carbon finance plays a powerful role in raising ambition through investments beyond the value chain for further mitigation. In practice, responsible offsetting should only complement credible decarbonization, and working out the most impactful carbon management strategy is often not straightforward. 

Gathering experts from key initiatives in this fast-moving space, this event will shed light on how businesses can leverage offsetting through the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) with integrity.

Moderator: Maria Carvalho, Head of Public Affairs, South Pole


  • Emma Watson, Senior Net-Zero Manager, Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
  • Mark Kenber, Co-Executive Director for External Affairs, Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI)
  • Ian Byrne, Convener of ISO’s Working Group on Carbon Neutrality (ISO 14068)
  • James Smith, Director, Natural Climate Solutions, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Jim Goudreau, Head of Environmental Sustainability External Engagement, Novartis