IETA COP26 Virtual BusinessHub - Buyer and Seller Perspectives: Challenges and Opportunities for the Voluntary Carbon Market

  • 10 Nov 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (GMT)
  • Virtual Event

Virtual Side Event hosted by the BMU


How can companies credibly claim so-called “Carbon Neutrality”? How can we ensure high quality of carbon credits? For the Voluntary Carbon Market to drive overall climate ambition in the Paris era companies need to make credible use of carbon credits in their net-zero transition. A diverse panel of stakeholders will address these questions, challenges and opportunities from both buyer and seller perspectives. 

Introduction & Moderator: Malin Ahlberg, Deputy Head, European Climate and Energy Policy, New Market Mechanisms Division – Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany (BMU)

Scene Setter: Nico Kreibich, Research Fellow – Wuppertal Institute


  • Mark Kenber, Interim Co-Executive Director – Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI)
  • Juliette de Grandpre, Senior Policy Advisor – Worldwide Fund for Nature
  • Hugh Salway, Head of Environment Market – Gold Standard Foundation
  • Bianca Gichangi, Coordinator – Eastern Africa Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
  • Ousmane Fall Sarr, Coordinator – West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance