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With less than one week to go until COP27, we spoke to our President, ex-UNFCCC Executive Chairman Yvo de Boer about his expectations for the event. See his reflections here

This edition features the details of 17 events at COP we are currently confirmed to be hosting or taking part in. 

If you would like to set up a meeting with someone from Gold Standard, please contact Jamie Ballantyne, outlining the reason for meeting and your availability. We look forward to meeting some of you in Sharm El-Sheikh!

Also in this edition is a reminder that our new Adaptation Requirements are now open for public consultation, and an announcement of a new standardised contract with AirCarbon Exchange.



  COP SIDE EVENTS 



GOLD STANDARD COMMUNITY EVENT

Tuesday, 15 November

15:30 – 19:30 EET
Domina Coral Bay Resort, South Sinai, Egypt


We will be hosting an official Gold Standard side event for our project developers and market partners. This will be an opportunity to hear from our CEO, Margaret Kim, and engage with the Gold Standard Team and other market actors during an interactive workshop and networking drinks. 
 


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
We have received significant interest in this event and have since closed the registration due to limited capacity. We will contact everyone who expressed interest, within the next week.

Sharing best practices and lessons learned from capacity building for implementation of Article 6
 

[Official COP27 side event]

Tuesday, 15 November
13:15 – 14:15 EET
Room Akhenaten


Co-organisers: Gold Standard, Government of Japan, Global Public Policy Institute, Global Environment Centre Foundation, Climate Focus.

For the robust implementation of Article 6, it will be important to strengthen support and international coordination for capacity building. To this end, this event will share initial experience of capacity building activities across the world, including institutional arrangement for Article 6 authorisations, registry development and reporting.

Topics will include:
- The status and potential challenges of efforts on capacity-building for the Article 6 implementation.
- Sharing of experience from specific capacity-building-related activities in each country and region.
- The way forward for the effective implementation of Article 6.

 WEEK 1 

Monday, 07 November
 

Unlocking the Potential of Collective Partnership and Finance Through New Transformative Models

16:15 - 17:15 EET
Mediterranean Pavillion
Coordinated by PLIFF


Felicity Spors will be on site at the launch of the new Blended Finance Vehicle from PLIFF (PAMEx Local Investment Finance Facility), designed to scale up adaptation and Nature-based Solutions in the Mediterranean. This session will be looking at how partnerships around new blended finance models can catalyse funds for sustainable infrastructure.


IUCN Nature Based Standard - Next steps to certification with Gold Standard

TIME TBC
Location TBC

Coordinated by IUCN

Felicity Spors will be on site for the announcement of the IUCN’s work with sustainability standards to create Nature Based Solutions certifications, which includes Gold Standard.

Tuesday, 08 November
 

Food systems opportunities to deliver low-emission climate-resilient development strategies

14:00 – 15:30 EET
Food and Agriculture Pavillion

Coordinated by IRRI

Owen Hewlett will join this session to discuss strategies to get private sector buy-in for sustainable, low-emissions development.


COP27 Blockchain Summit

16:30 – 18:00 EET
IETA Business Hub

Coordinated by Flowcarbon

Owen Hewlett will join in for this series of conversations and keynotes from thought leaders at the intersection of policy, carbon markets, sustainability, enterprise, and blockchain.

Wednesday, 09 November
 

Panel Session on Low-carbon Hydrogen Methodologies

10:30 – 12:30 EET
Singapore Pavillion
Coordinated by GenZero


Owen Hewlett will discuss Gold Standard’s perspectives on hydrogen carbon credit methodologies, and join the panel discussion with Frederick Teo, CEO of GenZero.


Transparency and Expectations from our Stakeholders

18:30 – 20:00 EET
Room Thebes
Coordinated by Supervisory Body for the Article 6.4


Owen Hewlett will be on the panel of this side event aiming to take stock of stakeholder views regarding the work of the Supervisory Body for the Article 6.4. The outcome of the event will serve to inform the Supervisory Body as it continues its work.

Thursday, 10 November
 

25 Years of ecosecurities

19:00 – 21:00 EET
Horizon Lounge, Movenpick Resort
Coordinated by ecosecurities


Claire Willers will discuss the advancement of the voluntary carbon market an co-benefits in an event celebrating ecosecurities’ 25 years of history in the market.

 WEEK 2 

Monday, 14 November
 

Carbon Credit Valuation & Digitalisation of the Carbon Market

15:00 – 15:45 EET
Turkish Pavilion
Coordinated by EnKing International


Hugh Salway will join other market experts for a discussion on carbon credit valuation and digitalisation of the carbon market.


Engaging Private Sector Finance to Implement National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Determined Contributions

16:45 – 18:45 EET
International Convention Centre, Room Thebes
Coordinated by R20 and Winrock International


Our CEO Margaret Kim will speak at this side event that will highlight innovative mobilisation of private sector finance to support mitigation and adaptation investments.

To receive the next SCF newsletter with further information about this event you can follow this link.

Wednesday, 16 November
 

Article 6: Double Counting & Corresponding Adjustments

12:00 – 13:00 EET
Turkish Pavilion
Coordinated by EnKing International


Hugh Salway will join other market experts for a panel discussion considering key issues for the implementation of Article 6, including double counting and corresponding adjustments.



Building a robust data infrastructure

13:30 – 15:00 EET
IETA Business Hub
Coordinated by Climate Action Data Trust Council


Hugh Salway will join this session discussing the challenges and opportunities for leveraging digital innovation and data transparency in both the compliance and voluntary carbon markets.

Thursday, 17 November
 

Enhancing integrity in carbon markets through the Climate Warehouse End-to-End Digital Infrastructure

09:00 – 10:00 EET
World Bank Pavillion
Coordinated by World Bank Group


Sarah Leugers will join this session to share Gold Standard’s insights and experience in testing the new Climate Action Data Trust platform as well as our views on the platform’s role in the ecosystem.


 
Launch of EgyCop: Private Financing of Mitigation in Emerging Economies

12:00 – 12:45 EET
Egyptian Pavilion
Coordinated by MGM Finance & Banking Consultants and Avanz Capital


Margaret Kim will join three Egyptian Ministers of Economic Development, Environment and Foreign affairs, to launch Egypt’s first carbon offsetting fund.


Digital MRV for enhanced fairness in climate action

15:00 – 16:00 EET
UGIH Pavillion
Coordinated by UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub


Margaret Kim will join the panel which will focus on the role of digital MRV for enhanced fairness in climate action.


 
Connecting climate smart businesses for the net-zero transformation

17:00 – 18:00 EET
U.S. Pavilion
Coordinated by International Trade Centre and the U.S Department of State


Sarah Leugers will join the panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities arising from the low-carbon transition in global value chains and the role of large brands and small businesses play in the green transition.

 CONSULTATION REMINDER 

ADAPTATION REQUIREMENTS CONSULTATION


Consultation period:
27 October 2022 – 25 November 2022


Gold Standard has partnered with Resilient Cities Catalyst’s (RCC) to develop a new set of standard requirements aiming to incentivise, identify and value projects or portfolios which support communities to adapt for future climate risks and mobilise investments for such projects. Gold Standard is now inviting views from stakeholders on the new Adaptation Requirements.

Feedback can be provided in this online form until 25 November 2022.
 

VIEW CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS

 ANNOUNCEMENT 

AIRCARBON EXCHANGE STANDARDISED CONTRACT

Gold Standard worked with AirCarbon Exchange to develop the first Standardised Contract for Gold Standard Cookstove Verified Emission Reduction (VERs) – AirCarbon Household Offset Token (HOT).

The contract went live on the exchange on 10 October 2022, allowing Gold Standard project developers with cookstove projects to list their credits on the Exchange which reaches clients in over 30 countries.

If you would like to know more, you can email the ACX team at info@aircarbon.co or the Gold Standard Impact Registry team at registry@goldstandard.org.

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