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Margaret Kim, Owen Hewlett, Hugh Salway, Sarah Leugers, Felicity Spors, Claire Willers, Jamie Ballantyne and Laura Smith will be on the ground at COP27, participating in a broad range of bilateral meetings and events – from the evolution of the carbon market, to blended finance initiatives and opportunities, and our Gold Standard Community event.

If you would like to set up a meeting, please contact Mireille Baser, outlining the reason for meeting and your availability.

See below for a selection of the events that we will be involved in across the two weeks. We will send a further communication with more confirmed events before the beginning of COP. 




Tuesday, 15 November

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

We are pleased to share that 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. See the event agenda below:



- Presentation by Gold Standard’s CEO, Margaret Kim, on our plans and priorities in the coming years, and how this can support our project developer community, followed by Q&A.

- Open breakout sessions on key topics for the evolution of Gold Standard and the carbon market, including:
  • 1. Digitisation
  • 2. Certification process
  • 3. Article 6 and IC-VCM alignment and adoption


Due to limited availability in the conference room, we may not be able to accommodate all respondents, depending on the level of interest. If we reach maximum capacity, we will inform you in advance via email.

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 1 (150)

Co-organisers: Government of Japan, Global Public Policy Institute, Global Environment Centre Foundation
Speakers: To be confirmed

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 

Wednesday, 09 November

Panel Session on Low-carbon Hydrogen Methodologies

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

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


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

Gold Standard members will attend 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.


Thursday, 17 November

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.




Consultation period:
14 September 2022 – 28 October 2022

On 14 September 2022 we launched a consultation seeking feedback on the condition for consenting to tokenisation of Gold Standard-issued credits.

Feedback can be provided in this online form until 28 October 2022.


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