Side event at COP26 Pavilion

November 9, 2021

On November 9, the project team organised a joint side event with the Nordic Council of Ministers at the Nordic COP26 Pavilion with the title: "Towards and beyond carbon neutrality - What role for voluntary carbon markets?"

Panelists Helen Mountford from the Task Force on Net Zero Goals and Carbon Pricing, Mark Kenber from the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative, Matti Kahra from Nordea and Kari Hämekoski of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation explored how companies, organisations and citizens can credibly support the net-zero transition with their action and the voluntary carbon market. They also took on other questions during the session, as well as the concepts of carbon neutrality and net-zero and the role of the voluntary carbon markets in the net-zero transition.

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Report Launch Event - "Voluntary Compensation of Greenhouse gas emissons: International Guidance and Initiatives"

October 28, 2021

Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, we are excited to announce the release of a new Nordic report that explores the use of voluntary compensation by non-state actors in the context of their broader efforts towards and beyond carbon neutrality. The report explores how the concept and role of voluntary compensation, as well as related claims, are evolving in this new era of the Paris Agreement.

The report launch event held on October 28 outlined key messages of the report and reflected on Nordic Stakeholder views on voluntary compensation based on a survey and initial interviews.

Read the full report here: Voluntary Compensation of Greenhouse gas emissons: International Guidance and Initiatives

Find the report launch event presentation slides here: Report launch

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