North America Climate Summit 2022: 20-22 September in New York City

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fter two years apart, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and all the supporting organisations look forward to welcoming delegates to our flagship North America Climate Summit (NCAS) 2022 on 20-22 September, an official accredited event part of the Climate Week New York City 2022 & UN General Assembly.

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After two years apart, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and all the supporting organisations look forward to welcoming delegates to our flagship North America Climate Summit (NCAS) 2022 on 20-22 September, an official accredited event part of the Climate Week New York City 2022 & UN General Assembly.

The Summit, taking place at The Westin New York at Times Square, is the ideal forum to  take-stock the world’s evolving net zero landscape and clean growth opportunities. Join us in NYC to hear from policymakers, business and innovators who are leading the pack in building, scaling and collaborating on markets for net zero. You can find more information and the full agenda here.

Organised by IETA in collaboration with ICAP, NACS 2022 is an in-person event with some sessions in a hybrid format to allow for virtual participation. The Summit features high-level plenaries, North America and cross-cutting deep-dive workshops and roundtables, and a central ‘Carbon Market Square’ with Partner Sponsors display counters, a networking chill-out lounge, coffee breaks and receptions. Register for the event here.

Daily Snapshot:

20 September – PRE-DAY: Closed door meetings & Invitation only events & NACS Official Welcome Reception (opened to all NACS Delegates)

21 September – DAY 1: Summit sessions (focus on North America) & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates & IETA Members Nightcap Reception (invite only)

22 September – DAY 2: Summit sessions (international and cross-cutting topics) & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates

Detailed Agenda (Subject to modifications)


9:00-5:00 Pre-registration & Welcome Coffee (Hotel Lobby 3rd Floor & Carbon Market Garden 4th Floor)

9:30-5:00 Closed Door Invite Only Meeting - UMD-IETA Article 6 Economic Analysis Workshop (Gershwin Room 2)

10:00-11:30 Closed Door Invite Only Meeting - IETA NCS & US Working Group Meeting (Imperial Room)

11:45-1:15 Closed Door Invite Only Meeting - IETA DCM Task Force Meeting (Imperial Room)

12:30-2:00 Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Garden)

1:30-2:45 Open Side Event Session 1 Organised by Xpansiv - Key Trends in Carbon Markets vs. Trading (Imperial Room)

This session will explore the latest phase of trading in the voluntary carbon market through the lens of the spot markets, futures markets, and associated data analytics. Current products and tools will be discussed that can help market participants navigate this rapidly evolving market.


  • Peter Keavey, Managing Director - CME Group
  • Andy Bose, Head of XSignals - Xpansiv

3:00-5:00 Closed Door Invite Only Meeting - ICROA EC Meeting (Imperial Room)

5:00-7:00 North America Climate Summit Welcome Reception (New York Atrium, 9th Floor)



8:00-8:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee (Hotel Lobby 3rd Floor & Carbon Market Garden 4th Floor)

8:30-9:00 Welcome Address & Opening Armchair (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Welcome Address & Facilitator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Opening Armchair:

  • Liane Randolph, Chair - California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Fred Krupp, President - Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

9:00-10:00 Plenary 1 - CEO Roundtable: What Does Climate Leadership Look Like in 2022? (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Despite today’s geopolitical and socio-economic challenges, climate and net zero ambition is not retracting. Strong and committed corporate climate leadership is more important than ever. Join this Roundtable navigating recent, monumental climate policy and market pieces,  including the US Inflation Reduction Act and Canada’s proposed Oil & Gas Emissions Gap. What does this mean for business climate operations, investments? Hear from corporate changemakers in the climate sphere as they explore what it means to be a climate leader in 2022 and navigate the decarbonization journey ahead.

Moderator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


  • Vicki Hollub, CEO - Occidental Petroleum
  • Jakob Stausholm, CEO - Rio Tinto Group
  • Roger Martella, CSO - GE

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Garden)

10:30-11:45 Plenary 2 - North America Carbon Markets Round-Up: Trends and Outlooks (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Join a panel of regulatory experts who are in the trenches of carbon pricing and market design activity. Hear from federal and sub-national government and NGO leaders across jurisdictions. Leave with a better grasp of the most impactful compliance carbon regimes, what’s in store through 2023, as well as how these North American market models & experiences are informing – or at least impacting – similar global trade/government efforts.

Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


  • Bev Yee, Deputy Minister - Alberta Environment and Parks, Canada
  • Liane Randolph, Chair - California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Diana Guzman, Director Climate Change – SEMARNAT, Mexico
  • Craig Ebert, CEO - Climate Action Reserve (CAR)
  • Justin Johnson, Partner - MMR

11:45-12:00 Short Break

12:00-12:45 Deep Dive 1 - Analysts & Traders Roundtable: North America (Gershwin 1 Room)

Building off the earlier Plenary, which sets the scene on North American carbon policy moves, join this special Roundtable to delve into the latest North American market pricing, dynamic, forecasts and looming risks through 2023. The session will provide unique insights and pricing data across the disparate North American compliance and voluntary markets’ landscape.

Moderator: Stephen McComb, Senior Vice President - IncubEx


  • Bo Qin, Carbon Markets Lead - BloombergNEF
  • Jennifer McIssac, Director of Market Analysis - ClearBlue Markets
  • Harry Horner, Strategy Lead – cCarbon
  • Matthew Williams, Senior Analyst, Emissions and Clean Energy - S&P Global Platts

12:00-12:45 Deep Dive 2 - International Carbon Market and Article 6 Cooperation: Moving from Concept to Practice (Gershwin 2 Room)

Operationalizing Article 6 mechanisms has become more relevant in climate discussions since the agreement reached by Parties at COP26. Research demonstrated that cooperative action can significantly reduce the cost of implementation and increase ambition. The urgency of having a broader set of tools motivates us to explore and put into practice various bilateral and multilateral instruments, such as Climate Action Teams (CATs) and carbon clubs. These mechanisms will promote the transfer of large-scale high-integrity ITMOs, capacity building, mutual trust and exchange of knowledge.

Introductory Remarks: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Moderator: Angela Churie, Executive Vice President for Impact - Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)


  • Suzi Kerr, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Maisa Rojas, Minister of the Environment - Chile
  • Sha Yu, Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & University of Maryland
  • Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow - World Resource Institute (WRI)

12:45-2:00 Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Garden)

1:00-1:45 Side Event Session 2 Organised by Climatetrade - Using Technology to Assist in Reaching Decarbonization Objectives and Finding a Pathway to Net Zero (Gershwin 1 Room)

Join us for panel discussion on the role of technology in supporting the financial industry in meeting net zero emission targets. The session will explore how technology can be leveraged to reach beyond net zero targets through customer engagement. The speakers will discuss how a diversity of technologies are critical and provide perspectives from the financial and environmental asset sectors.

Moderator: Michael Green, Director of Climate & Energy Policy - American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN)


  • Francisco Benedito, CEO - ClimateTrade
  • Benjamin Gerber, CEO - M-RETS (Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System)
  • Marta Aisa, Head of Responsible Banking - Banco Santander
  • Clara Arrocho, Global Cards Product Manager - Banco Santander

1:00-1:45 Side Event Session 3 Organised by Bayer - From Seed to Fork: Scaling up Sustainability in the Supply Chain (Gershwin 2 Room)

Today’s consumers are requesting more information about how food is grown. Bayer and Perdue Farms, two agricultural industry leaders, are focusing on increasing sustainability in the food chain. Bayer will share about the new digital platform, ForGround, helping farmers adopt regenerative practices, while partnering with climate-minded companies.

Welcome Remarks: Gabriela Burian, Global Head of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships - Bayer

Moderator: Katie Sullivan, Managing Director - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Firestarter: David Wilcox, Founder - ReachScale


  • Leo Bastos, Senior Vice President & Head Global Commercial Ecosystems - Bayer
  • Perry Aulie, Senior Vice President - Perdue Farms
  • Matthew Reddy, Senior Private Sector Specialist - Global Environmental Facility (GEF)

1:00-1:45 Side Event Session 4 Organised by Flowcarbon - Tokenization of Carbon Credits in the VCM: Benefits and Key Considerations (Imperial Room)

This session will explore the benefits and key considerations associated with creating tokens that represent credits from the VCM and bringing them onto the blockchain. The discussion will evaluate the benefits offered by proponents, including scaling the VCM and introducing greater transparency and liquidity. It will also address key questions to consider regarding buyer due diligence and market regulation.

Moderator: Dana Gibber, Co-Founder & CEO - Flowcarbon


  • Michael Dreibelbis, Counsel - Latham & Watkins
  • Sarah Leugers, Chief Strategy Officer - Gold Standard
  • Phil Fogel, Co-Founder & Chief Crypto Guy - Flowcarbon

2:00-2:30 In Conversation with Catherine Stewart, Government of Canada (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Interviewer: Lisa DeMarco, Chair - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Interviewee: Catherine Stewart, Climate Change Ambassador - Government of Canada

2:30-3:30 Plenary 3 - Voluntary Markets: A Stepping Stone on Pathway to Net Zero (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Based on new data from Ecosystem Marketplace, in 2022 the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) has soared to a record-breaking $2 billion in market value. Growth continues to be fueled by an acceleration in corporate and government net zero commitments. Two new global initiatives such as Integrity Council for the VCM (IC-VCM) and the VCM Integrity Initiative (VCMIi) have been launched to scale the market while enhancing transparency and integrity. Hear from experts as they explore the major developments and future outlooks for the VCM in a Paris-aligned world.

Moderator: Andrea Abrahams, Managing Director - International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA)

Scene Setter: Stephen Donofrio, Managing Director – Ecosystem Marketplace


  • Annette Nazareth, Chair - Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)
  • Lydia Sheldrake, Director of External Affairs - Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMIi)
  • David Antonioli, CEO - Verra
  • Brennan Spellacy,CEO - Patch
  • Francisco Benedito, CEO - ClimateTrade

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Garden)

4:00-4:45 Deep Dive 3 - Canada Carbon Deep Dive (Gershwin 1 Room)

Bold action is being taken by Canadian legislators on climate. Federally, the Government is churning-out ambitious measures linked to its March 2022 “Emissions Reduction Plan” to help reach its 2030 NDC. Provinces are establishing their own pricing and non-pricing climate policies while navigating options that better enable markets to support corporate net zero targets and drive finance into NETS/removals. Join this session to get the latest scoop from policy-makers and corporates who are trying to manage and invest across the chronically evolving landscape.

Moderator: Chelsea Bryant, Managing Director, Global Markets & Strategy - Radicle

Opening Remarks: George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy – Government of British Columbia, Canada


  • Kate Rich, Assistant Deputy Minister - Alberta Environment & Parks, Canada
  • Pete Sheffield, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer - Enbridge
  • Kai Alderson, Partner - Fasken
  • Jackie Mercer, Manager, Offsets and Emissions Trading – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

4:00-4:45 Deep Dive 4 - Where are Market & Tech Innovations Leading Us? (Gershwin 2 Room)

Advanced technology, market and financial innovation will prove essential to help unlock and scale climate finance into measurable, credible climate projects. In recent months, there has been a swell of business-driven novel “climate” technologies and products being deployed or piloted across sectors, all with the mission to support transparent and scaled action in pursuit of meaningful net zero pathways. This session will hear from business innovators and entrepreneurs who are on the frontlines of these frontier technologies.

Moderator: Rick Saines, Managing Director - Pollination


  • Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer - Verizon
  • Allister Furey, Co-Founder & CEO - Sylvera
  • Renaud Bettin, Vice President Climate Action - Sweep
  • Russell Karas, Head of Carbon Market Development - Xpansiv
  • Carlos Silva, Senior Head, Science Team – Pachama

4:45-5:00 Short Break

5:00-6:00 Side Event Session 5 Organised by Verra - Catching the Wave of Transformation in the Voluntary Carbon Market (Gershwin 1 Room)

Verra is engaging with the current transformation in the VCM by improving quality, facilitating the ambition of the Paris Agreement, developing new methodologies, introducing early project financing plans, exploring possibilities in crypto, enhancing social and environmental safeguards and aligning credit use with the mitigation hierarchy.

Moderator: David Antonioli, CEO – Verra

Panelists will feature Senior Verra Executives

5:00-6:00 Side Event Session 6 Organised by Sweep - Why is Offsetting a Term of the Past and Contribution to the Future? (Gershwin 2 Room)

Although a semantic shift has taken place between offsetting and contribution, the distrust of carbon credits has delayed the change in mindset that must accompany this shift. That's how we'll finance and achieve global carbon neutrality. So, how to do contributions right: Join key players to learn from their visions and experiences of building a meaningful climate project portfolio and move away from carbon neutrality claims.

Moderator: Renaud Bettin, Vice President Climate Action - Sweep


  • Brad Schallert, Director, Net Zero - Winrock International
  • Time Juliani, Director, US Corporate Climate Engagement – WWF US
  • Salah Said, Head of Sustainability - Klarna

5:00-6:00 Side Event Session 7 Organised by IETA - Creating Liquidity: IETA Guidance on Verified Carbon Credit Transactions (Imperial Room)

As the voluntary carbon market continues to scale, market participants need documentation to transact in a safe and efficient manner and effectively manage risks. IETA will release its framework agreement for secondary market transactions in verified carbon credits. The document  contains the general trading terms and conditions needed for robust, transparent and liquid markets in verified carbon credits.

Moderator: Brett Orlando, Senior Advisor – International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


  • Belinda Ellington, Co-chair, IETA Legal Working Group & Managing Director, General Counsel Commodities – Citibank
  • Chris Staples, Partner - Linklaters
  • To be announced

8:30-11:30 IETA Members Nightcap Reception (Offsite - By Invitation Only)



8:30-9:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee (Carbon Market Garden)

9:00-9:30 In Conversation with - G7 Climate Club Proposal: Promise of Increased Ambition & Protecting Competitiveness? (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

The concept of “Climate Clubs” is gaining traction. Initially popularized by Nobel Prize-winning economist William Nordhaus in 2015, the idea has recently risen to prominence when – upon suggestion by the Germany Presidency – G7 countries announced they would “work towards establishing an open, cooperative international ‘Climate Club’ consistent with international rules by the end of 2022”. This Armchair conversation will explore the proposal for a Climate Club, looking at the road ahead and analyzing implications for carbon pricing, markets and cooperation.

Moderator: Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat - International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)


  • Dirk Weinreich, Head of Division, Climate Legislation and Emissions Trading - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Climate Action, Germany
  • Kelley Kizzier, Fellow - Bezos Earth Fund
  • James Cameron, Fellow - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

9:30-10:30 Plenary 4 – Power Companies, The Clean Energy Transition & Value of International Cooperation (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Power companies are leading the clean energy transformation by reducing emissions, deploying clean resources, and developing innovative technologies. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act provide a historic level of funding to accelerate these efforts and put the U.S. in line to reach its Paris Agreement goals. Collaborating with international partners, is more important than ever to support progress on a global scale. This panel will discuss how this sector is the centerpiece of decarbonization.

Welcome Remarks & Facilitator: Eric Holdsworth, Director, Climate Programs - Edison Electric Institute

Key Addresses:

  • Elliot Diringer, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate - U.S. Department of State
  • Ralph LaRussa, President & CEO - PSEG

Moderator: Nat Keohane, President - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)


  • Chris Kopecky, Senior Vice President - Capital Power
  • Paul Freedman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel - AES
  • Gabrielle Walker, Founder - Rethinking Removals

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Garden)

11:00-12:00 Side Event Session 8 Organised by Carbon Finance Labs - Innovation in Removals and Digital Carbon Tools: Empowering Demand from the $6 trn Fast Moving Consumer Goods Market (Gershwin 1 Room)

The $6 trn consumer market of Carbon managed products with digital labels is on the horizon. The voluntary carbon market is advancing rapidly in new ways. Quality is improving with new removal instruments. At the same time technology is enabling huge new markets and uses for credits from commodities to CBAMs.

Moderator: Nick Gogerty, Managing Director - Carbon Finance Labs


  • Travis Caddy, Co-Developer of C-Capsule - Evident
  • Vivian Tai, Director of Innovation - Circular Economy, Sustainability, and Emerging Data Carriers - GS1
  • Gareth Turner, Director - Numerco

11:00-12:00 Deep Dive 5 - Financial Institutions, Net Zero and Carbon Markets (Gershwin 2 Room)

The financial sector has seen a renewed interest in carbon markets. Stakeholders ranging from banks, hedge funds to family offices and foundations are exploring new investment opportunities, and the use of high-integrity offsets to compensate for portfolio emissions, especially as recent developments from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) look to impose more stringent reporting guidelines and regulatory frameworks. Join us to hear from leaders across the financial ecosystem as they explore ground-breaking developments and future outlooks.

Moderator: Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner & CEO - Resilient

Introductory Keynote: Rostin Behnam, Chairman - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)


  • Susan McGeachie, Head Climate Institute - BMO
  • Kerry Constabile, Managing Director, Net Zero and Sustainability Strategy - Standard Chartered Bank
  • Jan-Willem van de Ven, Head of Climate Finance and Carbon Markets - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Robin Rix, Chief Legal, Policy, and Markets Officer - Verra

12:00-12:15 Short Break

12:15-1:00 Deep Dive 6 - Net Zero Markets for Agriculture & Forests (Gershwin 1 Room)

Carbon markets and finance hold great promise to accelerate decarbonization and contribute to ‘beyond value chain’ net zero claims and commitments towards 2050. Offsets and ‘insets’ can provide long term financial incentives for farmers, ranchers, greenhouse operators and foresters to transition towards lower carbon activities. This session will feature leaders across the agriculture and forestry carbon space - so you can understand “what to watch” and “what to avoid” across this highly competitive and active space.

Opening Remarks & Moderator: Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Founder – Viresco Solutions

Introductory Address: Sean Babington, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary - U.S. Department of Agriculture


  • Matt Nespeca, Head of ESG and New Business Models - Bayer Environmental Science
  • Chris Vance, Environment Impact Leader - Pure Life Carbon
  • Michelle Nutting, Director, Ag & Env Sustainability - Nutrien
  • Max DuBuisson, Head of Sustainability Policy & Engagement - Indigo Ag

12:15-1:45 Deep Dive 7 - World Café Workshop: Roundtable on the VCM (Gershwin 2 Room)

Join us for a solutions-driven roundtable event on the VCM, hosted by ICROA and exploring the following themes: VCM and Paris Framework, VCM and Claims, VCM and Integrity. Each theme will be discussed under the Chatham House rule in small groups at several roundtables. The objective is for the various groups to come up with concrete proposals for scaling credible voluntary action.


  • Jeremy Manion, Managing Director of Carbon Markets - Arbor Day Foundation
  • Naomi Swickard, Head of Public Affairs - South Pole
  • Angela Foster-Rice, SVP Strategic Business Development - Everland
  • Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Director - VNV Advisory
  • Ana Haurie, Co-Founder & CEO - Respira International
  • Saskia Feast, Managing Director, Global Client Solutions – Climate Impact Partners

1:00-2:15 Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Garden)

1:15-2:00 Side Event Session 9 Organised by SustainCERT - Discussion on Digital Verification, Changing Roles & Principles for Best Practice (Gershwin 1 Room)

In this session we explore blueprints for a digital verification and delve into the implications of digitalization for all stakeholders involved. How are their roles changing? How can we best leverage digital innovations to increase quality and integrity in carbon markets? Let’s discuss and contribute to the ongoing conversation on digital verification.

Moderator: Marion Verles, CEO – SustainCERT


  • Marley Gray, Principal Architect – Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability
  • Jonathan Shopley, Managing Director of External Affairs – Climate Impact Partners
  • Carlos Silva, Remote Sensing Scientist Team Lead - Pachama
  • Lucas Belenky, Climate Change Consultant - World Bank

2:15-3:00 Deep Dive 8 - Carbon & Competitiveness: Plugging the Leak with Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) (Gershwin 1 Room)

As the EU prepares for its approved Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to become operational by 2026, the US and Canada are engaging in discussions to develop their own BCA mechanisms to shore up carbon leakage and ensure domestic competitiveness. Hear from experts as they investigate the current state of BCA activity across these regions along with the key political, technical, and legal challenges ahead.

Moderator: Tom Lawler, Washington Representative – International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


  • Billy Pizer, Vice President, Research and Policy Engagement – Resources for the Future (RFF)
  • James Connaughton, CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies & Co-Chair, CLC Center for Climate and Trade
  • Cedric De Meeus, Head, Group Public Affairs - Holcim
  • Theresa Wildgrube, Senior Advisor - International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

2:15-3:00 Deep Dive 9 - Capturing the Potential of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) / Direct Air Capture (DAC) (Gershwin 2 Room)

As climate ambition strengthens amongst governments and corporates, increased demand for CCUS/DAC technologies has created a flurry of unprecedented activity and innovations across the removals ecosystem. However, despite advancements in policy, technology, and finance in the removals market, the technology faces significant hurdles before it can be scaled to its full potential. Hear from a panel of experts on the rapidly changing regulatory environment, incentive structures, and market solutions that look to shape the future of carbon capture and storage.

Moderator: Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat - International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)


  • Arthur Lee, Principal Advisor, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability - Chevron
  • Jean-Philippe Brisson, Partner & Global Co-Chair, Environmental, Regulation, Transactions Practice - Latham & Watkins
  • Anthony Cottone, Senior Director Sales & Marketing - Oxy Low Carbon Ventures
  • Kel Coulson, Policy and Engagement Lead - Carbon Engineering

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break (Carbon Market Garden)

3:15-4:15 Plenary 5 - Digital Climate Assets: Developing an End-to-End Digital Climate Market (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Mandatory climate disclosures are now on the horizon in the U.S. after the SEC unveiled a long-anticipated climate disclosure rule making proposal that could lead to a requirement for corporates to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and, in some cases, emissions throughout their entire value chains. This panel will evaluate how technology is being deployed to facilitate corporate footprinting and how the tokenization of Digital Climate Assets is helping corporates achieve their net zero targets.

Moderator: Brett Orlando, Senior Advisor - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


  • Dana Gibber, CEO - Flowcarbon
  • Sebastien Cross, Co-Founder - BeZero
  • Marcelo Labre, CEO - Viridios AI
  • Nico van Aelstyn, Partner - Sheppard Mullin

4:15-4:30 Short Break

4:30-5:30 Plenary 6 - Convergence Between Compliance and Voluntary Markets & Closing Remarks (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

An ever-growing number of sectors and regions worldwide are now covered by compliance market mechanisms, and the Article 6 rulebook lays the groundwork for them to further develop and thrive. In parallel, the growth of the voluntary carbon market continues to impress, driven by strong interest from the private sector to support critical mitigation and adaptation projects. These developments may ultimately lead to greater overlap between compliance and voluntary markets. This session will explore how both worlds could interact and converge.

Moderator: Mary Grady, President & CEO, Environmental Resources Trust (ERT) & Executive Director, American Carbon Registry (ACR)


  • Molly Peters-Stanley, Negotiator, International Carbon Markets - U.S. Department of State
  • Alexia Kelly, Director, Net Zero + Nature - Netflix
  • Leslie Durschinger, Founder & CEO - Terra Global
  • Paula Vanlaningham, Global Head of Carbon - S&P Global Platts
  • Janet Peace, Head of Advisory Services - Anew Climate

Closing Remarks (Gershwin Room 1 & 2)

Addresses by:

  • Dirk Forrister, President & CEO - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • Dirk Weinreich, Co-Chair - International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

More information:

You can find additional information here or on the North America Climate Summit website.

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