How Can the Voluntary Carbon Market Make a Meaningful Contribution to Protecting Tropical Forests?

Photo: Daniel Murdiyarso/CIFOR.
January 3, 2023

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce the next speaker series for spring 2023, taking place on Thursdays, jointly hosted by the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program, Yale Center for Business and the Environment,  and The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment. Facilitated by Brad Gentry (Yale/CBEY), Frances Seymour (WRI), Luke Sanford (Yale), Sara Kuebbing (Yale/YASSP), and Peter Boyd (Yale/CBEY).

How can the voluntary carbon market make a meaningful contribution to protecting tropical forests?

The Yale Forest Forum is offering a Spring 2023 Speaker Series Webinar entitled “How Can the Voluntary Carbon Market Make a Meaningful Contribution to Protecting Tropical Forests?” on Thursdays from January 19 – April 27th from 11:30 am – 12:10 pm U.S. ET. The series will feature a wide range of experts from perspectives including tropical country governments, Indigenous peoples, buyers, standard setters, and project developers. In focusing on the issues facing tropical forest carbon crediting, the series seeks to explore the following questions: Why are tropical forest carbon credits different? Why is a distinction made between “project” and “jurisdictional” credits? How do the different parties see risks and opportunities? How does the experience in the voluntary carbon market relate to international or domestic compliance markets?

The series builds on the Fall 2022 YFF Speaker Series on “What Makes a High-Quality Forest Carbon Credit?” You can catch up on recorded lectures from the Fall Series here.

Join us every Thursday from January 19 – April 27th from 11:30 am – 12:10 pm U.S. ET. Note there will be no webinar on March 16 and March 23.

Connecticut Certified Forest Practitioners may receive 1.0 CEU credits for each live lecture attended. Email yff@yale.edu for further details.

Click here to register. Register once to attend all webinars and to view the recordings.

Date Speaker Organization Theme

Webinar (recording and slides)

January 19

Frances Seymour - Distinguished Senior Fellow

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Overview of Current Debates in Carbon Markets, Why Forest Carbon Credits Might be Different, Why Tropical Forest Carbon Credits Might be Different

Recording

Slides                        

January 26

Paulo Moutinho - Senior Scientist

Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) History of International Cooperation on Tropical Forest Conservation with Emphasis on the History of REDD+

Recording

Slides

February 2 Roselyn Fosuah Adjei - Director, Climate Change and National REDD+ Coordinator

Forestry Commission of Ghana

REDD + Crediting from the Perspective of Supplier Countries

Recording

Slides       

February 9 Sean Frisby - Managing Director Emergent

REDD+ Crediting from the Perspective of Buyer Countries and Corporations

Recording

Slides

February 16

Juan Carlos Jintiach - Coordinator of International Economic Cooperation and Autonomous Indigenous Development

Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)

REDD+ Crediting from the Perspective of Indigenous Peoples

Recording

Slides

  Renato Rios - Economist DRIS  

February 23

TBC TBC Brazil Case Study

Recording

Slides

         

March 2

Hassan Sachedina - Founder and Former CEO

BioCarbon Partners and Sayari Earth REDD+ Crediting from the Perspective of Project Developers

Recording

Slides

March 9 Mary Grady - Executive Director Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) Jurisdictional-Scale Crediting for REDD+: An Architecture to Ensure Social and Environmental Integrity

Recording

Slides

March 30 Jason Funk - Director of REDD+ Strategy, Center for Natural Climate Solutions Conservation International
 
Addressing High Forest Low Deforestation (HFLD) Jurisdictions

Recording

Slides

April 6

TBC

TBC

Compliance Structure for Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

Recording

Slides

April 13 TBC TBC Buyers Perspective for Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for Intenational Aviation (CORSIA)

Recording

Slides

April 20 Daniel Ortega Pacheco - ICVCM Expert Panel Co-Chair Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) REDD+ in Global Carbon Market Initiatives: Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

Recording

Slides

April 27 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) Speakers TBC TBC Three Stool Debate

Recording

Slides