Climate Leadership in San Diego

The CarbonNeutral Company hosted a panel event entitled ‘Delivering health, economic and biodiversity benefits to communities through offset projects’ at the Climate Leadership Conference in San Diego.

The panel was chaired by Managing Director of The CarbonNeutral Company, Jonathan Shopley, and included David Antonioli, CEO of the Verified Carbon Standard, John O. Niles, Director of Climate and Forests at WWF, Jennifer Tweddell from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Ben Henneke, developer of community reforestation projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and India.

As John O. Niles said "The future will be decided by whether we can take some of the models here and take them to the next level - to hook up real carbon with real benefits."

The panel, whose knowledge and expertise ranges from policy, to process, and from advocacy, to on-the-ground delivery, discussed how carbon finance can address a number of challenges to meet the increasing market demand for impact on natural capital in its entirety. From the growing role of carbon offset projects in delivering non-carbon benefits, to the need to measure and monitor the additional impacts of projects, to how the voluntary market can achieve greater scale, the panellists contributed a range of thoughts on what's required.

Delivering Health, Economic and Biodiversity Benefits to Communities through Offset Projects, Climate Leadership Conference, San Diego, 2014 - 10 minute highlights of panel discussion

 

Delivering Health, Economic and Biodiversity Benefits to Communities through Offset Projects, Climate Leadership Conference, San Diego, 2014 - 35 minute version of panel discussion