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Voluntary Carbon Markets and the Quality of Offsets

Are we approaching a make or break moment?

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02 May 2023

15:30 - 18:00 CEST


Elinor Ostrom Room, Palazzo Buontalenti

Working Group 1 as part of EUI Climate Week

Many voluntary initiatives have recently been undertaken to increase the integrity of the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM), with the aim of addressing issues related to market opacity, increasing complexity, and quality discrepancies. At the same time, the EU has been adopting legislation to improve transparency on the sustainability efforts of corporates and financial operators, while first steps have been taken to regulate the certification of high-quality carbon removals. 

Will the VCM market actors seize the chance to boost more clarity, (defined) quality, and harmonisation? What are the roles and reponsibilites of the voluntary stakeholders, purchasers, and regulatory bodies? Will these efforts lead to a scaling up the VCM’s integrity and release its (untapped) potential?

Chair: Andrea Abrahams, Advisor, IETA


  • David Antonioli, CEO, Verra
  • Eve Tamme, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Principles
  • Jeff Swartz, Vice President, Strategy, Regulatory Affairs & Partnerships, Trading and Shipping, BP
  • Chandra Shekhar Sinha, Adviser, Climate Change Group at the World Bank

Conclusion by Jan Cornillie, Research Associate, EUI School of Transnational Governance

This event is invitation only.


STG Climate


Andrea Abrahams (ICROA)

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