Program

NACW 2022 Conference Program

This is a draft program subject to change.
Times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7).

2022-04-06
2022-04-06
2022-04-07
2022-04-07
PATH 4: LOW-CARBON TRANSPORTATION AND FUELS
PATH 3: LOCAL EMPOWERMENT AND LAND USE
PATH 2: INNOVATION, FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY: DRIVING SCALE AND INTEGRITY
PATH 1: CARBON MARKETS AND CLIMATE POLICY
2022-04-08
2022-04-08
PATH 4: LOW-CARBON TRANSPORTATION AND FUELS
PATH 3: LOCAL EMPOWERMENT AND LAND USE
PATH 2: INNOVATION, FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY: DRIVING SCALE AND INTEGRITY
PATH 1: CARBON MARKETS AND CLIMATE POLICY
PATH 4: LOW-CARBON TRANSPORTATION AND FUELS
PATH 3: LOCAL EMPOWERMENT AND LAND USE
PATH 2: INNOVATION, FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY: DRIVING SCALE AND INTEGRITY
PATH 1: CARBON MARKETS AND CLIMATE POLICY
PATH 4: LOW-CARBON TRANSPORTATION AND FUELS
PATH 3: LOCAL EMPOWERMENT AND LAND USE
PATH 2: INNOVATION, FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY: DRIVING SCALE AND INTEGRITY
PATH 1: CARBON MARKETS AND CLIMATE POLICY
Analyst Take – Voluntary Carbon Market: Why Prices Rose, and is a Correction Due? image
09:00 - 10:30
Analyst Take – Voluntary Carbon Market: Why Prices Rose, and is a Correction Due?

Host: CaliforniaCarbon.info
Room: Gloriana AB
 
2021 was perhaps the definitive ‘take-off’ year for the voluntary offsets market. Depending on project type, prices at least doubled, exchange contracts saw their first major volumes, and a futures market emerged. In many senses it was a major evolution, and yet some questions remain. Retirement demand has been increasing linearly, offset issuance exponentially. CaliforniaCarbon.info’s detailed analysis of actual supply and genuine demand trends will reveal whether 2021’s price surge was built on sand, or solid stone.
 
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California Cap-and-Trade 101 Workshop image
09:00 - 12:00
California Cap-and-Trade 101 Workshop

Host: Climate Action Reserve
Room: Annabella Ballroom D
Fee: $150 
 
California’s Cap-and-Trade Program is the centerpiece of the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and has served as a model for national and subnational governments around the world since its launch in 2012. This three-hour workshop will cover the basics of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Speakers will discuss how the program fits into AB 32 and SB 32, what developments are in the works under AB 398, timeframes established under the program, compliance entities and their obligations, basic market structure and changes that will go into effect after 2020. The workshop is an excellent primer for people starting to learn about the program and a comprehensive refresher course for people wanting to brush up on their Cap-and-Trade Program knowledge. 

Mexico’s Carbon Market- The Year of Transition and Expansion: A Two-Part Session image
10:00 - 12:30
Mexico’s Carbon Market- The Year of Transition and Expansion: A Two-Part Session

Host: Climate Action Reserve
Room: Anabella Ballroom C
 
In the past year, the carbon market in Mexico showed immense growth and expansion, both in the voluntary and transitioning compliance markets. In 2021-2022, there have been more than 115 projects listed or registered with the Climate Action Reserve in Mexico, and 2022 marks the transition year for the compliance ETS administered by SEMARNAT. This panel will highlight first the voluntary carbon market and its impact and benefit to the local communities, followed by an update on the compliance program and role public policy has on offsets markets.

  • Part 1: The Carbon Market and Its Impact on Local Communities in Mexico
  • Part 2: The Role of Public Policy on the Carbon Market in Mexico

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IETA Member Meeting image
10:00 - 14:00
IETA Member Meeting

Host: IETA
Room: Gloriana C
 
Please note this event is only for IETA members or by invitation.

Deep Data for Credibility, Quality, and Decisions in Global Carbon Markets image
10:30 - 12:00
Deep Data for Credibility, Quality, and Decisions in Global Carbon Markets

Host: Ecosystem Marketplace
Room: Sonia
 
From private reporting to public registries, radical transparency and data intelligence are core elements to a functioning and sophisticated marketplace. Data needs are growing from a widening base of participants, join this session to hear from leaders about how they are using data they trust to drive their understanding of credibility, quality, and decisions in carbon markets.

Nature-Based Reductions and Removals: Registry Updates and Market Supply & Demand image
12:00 - 14:00
Nature-Based Reductions and Removals: Registry Updates and Market Supply & Demand

Host: Element Markets/Bluesource
Room: Gloriana AB
 
The drivers and market for reductions and removals has solidified over the last year as the guidance for net zero claims has developed. This workshop will introduce participants to the differences between avoided emissions and removals and how they are used in distinct ways to fulfill carbon neutrality and net zero reduction goals. We will discuss which removals qualify for the new Science-Based Targets Initiative Net Zero Guidance and the future removals demand due to corporate pledges and supply from offset project developers. The workshop will give participants timely updates on the status of removals breakouts in revised offset methodologies and how these removals will appear on public registries. A particular focus will be given to the North American Improved Forest Management project pipeline and how these projects fit into the new removals definitions.
 
The first portion of the session will be a presentation on the current state of the market and registries, followed by small group discussions to better understand what factors each participant views as critical to continued development of the market. The session will cover forestry, grasslands, and regenerative agriculture projects, as well as some emerging project types like direct air capture and blue carbon, and will present analysis and market updates affecting each of these project types. Attendees will hear from industry, carbon standards, and offset developers and will come away with a clear picture of the nature-based markets, with a focus on North America, as well as the most current updates likely to affect the near-term development of the market.

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13:00 - 16:30
Navigating the Energy Transition

Host: Latham & Watkins
Room: Anabella Ballroom C
 
Climate considerations will play a crucial role as companies navigate the energy transition. This legal workshop will cover emerging issues within the energy transition, highlighting key policy and regulatory developments; the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; voluntary carbon markets, credits and offsets; renewable fuels and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; ESG; climate disclosures; climate change litigation trends, and the intersection of CEQA and climate change.

Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors Meeting image
13:00 - 15:00
Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors Meeting

Host: Climate Action Reserve
Room: Caramia

California Compliance Offset Program Workshop image
13:00 - 16:00
California Compliance Offset Program Workshop

Host: Climate Action Reserve
Room: Annabella Ballroom D
Fee: $150
 
The Climate Action Reserve invites you to attend a workshop that will provide an introduction to the basics of California’s Compliance Offset Program, including an overview of the various Compliance Offset Protocols and verification of compliance offset projects. This workshop will also focus on updates to and expectations for California’s Compliance Offset Program. It will delve into requirements under AB 398, including offset usage limits and direct environmental benefits (DEBs). This workshop will be useful for consultants, compliance offset buyers, project developers, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning more about California’s compliance offset program.

Analyst Take – WCI: The Investor Effect – How Much and How Long? image
15:00 - 16:30
Analyst Take – WCI: The Investor Effect – How Much and How Long?

Host: CaliforniaCarbon.info
Room: Gloriana AB
 
The previously steady WCI carbon market was changed, almost beyond recognition, over the last 18 months. Prices almost doubled, we have started to see relatively large daily price changes that would maybe have occurred on an annual basis before. Why? In one word: investors.
 
We know financial positions currently, and how they’ve impacted the market, but how will they impact future volatility, how will they connect CCAs more deeply with a raft of other global assets and dynamics, how long will investors dominate this market and what returns are they after, and under what conditions might they leave?
 
The answers to these questions will define the WCI market for the next five years. Hear the thoughts of the market’s most dedicated and deepest analyst team: CaliforniaCarbon.info
 
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07:00 - 08:00
Breakfast Discussions

Room: Anabella Ballroom AB
 

  1. European carbon (EU ETS & UK ETS)
    Led by Mike Szabo, Carbon Pulse
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  3. Women in climate
    Led by Lauren Wilson, Climate Action Reserve
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  5. Scaling carbon farming through technology
    Led by Dr. Guy Pinjuv, Indigo
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  7. Climate fintech – what is the trend?
    Led by Bety Zavariz, Climate Action Reserve
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  9. Enhanced climate disclosures by private companies
    Led by Marc Campopiano, Latham & Watkins
08:00 - 08:30
Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Room: Carousel Ballroom
 
8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome – Craig Ebert
8:10 am – 8:15 am Keynote remarks – Patricia Espinosa
8:15 am – 8:30 am Keynote remarks – Fred Krupp

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Craig Ebert
President, Climate Action Reserve
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Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
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Fred Krupp
President, Environmental Defense Fund
08:30 - 09:45
Plenary: State of the North American Carbon Market

Room: Carousel Ballroom

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Eduardo Piquero
CEO, MÉXICO2
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Katie Sullivan
Managing Director, IETA
Judy Meltzer
Director General of the Carbon Markets Bureau, Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Randy Lack
Founder & Co-President, Element Markets
09:45 - 10:00
Awards

Room: Carousel Ballroom

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Said Javier Estrella Garcia
Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, State of Hidalgo
10:00 - 10:10
Keynote Address
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Governor David Ige
State of Hawaiʻi
10:10 - 11:10
Plenary: Driving High Quality Standards in Carbon Markets

Room: Carousel Ballroom

As companies and individuals strive to meet their climate goals, carbon credits are becoming a popular tool to address their carbon footprint. As this voluntary carbon market grows, a number of initiatives are working to identify global standards to ensure these carbon credits benefit our environment and truly contribute to ambitious climate goals, as well as ensure projects provide positive economic and social benefits. Panelists in this session will discuss the status and work of these initiatives, their desired outcomes, the impact they could have on the global market and how carbon credit buyers can be empowered to identify high-quality credits and lead the market toward pursuing the highest standards.
 
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