An Introduction to the Voluntary Carbon Market

23rd May 2023WebinarOnline
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The voluntary carbon market has recently crossed the bar of USD 2.0 billion in value. In recent times, an increasing number of corporates make use of the voluntary carbon market to offset their emissions. This has created a substantial number of opportunities for project developers and financiers. Unfortunately, this growth was also accompanied by crashes and controversies. In such a rapidly growing and technical market, it is not always easy to perceive all the risks associated with carbon projects. Together with our Head of Climate Advisory Specialists, and our external guest speaker Szymon Mikolajczyk (Climate Focus B.V.), we will provide you with an introduction to the difference between compliance and voluntary carbon market, an overview of the voluntary carbon market. as well as an overview on price, certification and climate policy opportunities and risks. You will learn:

- Which climate policies have shaped the voluntary carbon market

- Who are the main actors in the voluntary carbon market

- How carbon prices have evolved over time and excpectations for the future

Watch the webinar recording on our youtube channel

This webinar was organised by responsAbility on behalf of two climate finance vehicles it manages.

Event Details

Tuesday, 23rd May 2023
07:00 - 08:00 UTC+00:00

Event Program

Column 1
09:05Presentation Voluntary Carbon Market
09:20Summary of Key Points and Discussion

Meet the Speakers

Profile photo of speaker Sathish Dhanapal

Sathish Dhanapal

Head of Climate Advisory Specialists, responsAbility

Is the Head of Climate Advisory Specialists at responsAbility and is a Climate Change professional with 15+ years of experience in advising various Corporates / Governments in implementing Climate Mitigation technologies. He has been involved in the international carbon markets since 2007 and has advised various projects in developing carbon credit projects. At responsAbility, he is leading the global team of climate advisory specialists to support the portfolio companies in implementing climate mitigation strategies. Sathish holds a bachelors degree in Energy & Environmental Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.

Profile photo of speaker Szymon Mikolajczyk

Szymon Mikolajczyk

Lead Consultant and Carbon Market Specialist at Climate Focus B.V.

Szymon Mikolajczyk is a lead consultant at Climate Focus who has been working in international carbon markets since 2008, advising both the supply and demand sides. He offers expertise along the full spectrum of the carbon compensation process and has hands-on experience with the entire carbon asset development cycle, leading project registration and subsequent carbon credit monitoring processes. Szymon holds a BSc in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.