The Young Members Group of CIArb NAB presents the webinar, “Voluntary Carbon Markets and International Dispute Resolution”, on Thursday July 14, 2022 @ 12 p.m. ET
A sequel to last year’s webinar series on Climate Change, Decarbonization, and International Dispute Resolution, this webinar will focus on voluntary carbon markets, in which businesses and financial institutions purchase carbon credits to neutralize (“offset”) their residual greenhouse gas emissions.
Carbon credit-generating projects — from nature-based solutions such as forestry to climate tech solutions such as direct air capture — frequently involve complex cross-border legal issues. Globally, demand for carbon credits is rapidly increasing as corporates and financial institutions make net zero pledges, but there are serious questions over the precise role of carbon credits in achieving net zero, as well as related concerns over market integrity and “greenwashing”. In the absence of detailed mandatory regulation, voluntary initiatives such as the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets (ICVCM) are seeking to establish principles governing the supply of high-quality carbon credits.
The panelists will discuss the evolution of voluntary carbon markets, carbon finance, and the relevance of international dispute resolution from in-house, private practice, and investment advisory perspectives. Moderated by Nicola Peart, Senior Associate at Three Crowns LLP, Washington D.C, the panelists will include the following:
Paul Barker, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, San Francisco,
Matthew Cranford, Director, Pollination Group, Washington D.C.,
Jesse Mosier, Head of Legal Department, Pachama, San Francisco, and
Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn, General Counsel, NCX
This event is co-sponsored by the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International, and American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)