LIVE from COP26: New joint venture aligns satellite measurement with carbon markets


LIVE from COP26: New joint venture aligns satellite measurement with carbon markets

Live from COP26, Jon Pierre, CEO, Geotree speaks to Richard Peers ResponsibleRisk about the role of MRV technology to enable carbon markets and the future of nature-based projects.

Marrakech Partnership Futures Lab at COP26: Reimagining Carbon Removals

Marrakech Partnership Futures Lab at COP26: Reimagining Carbon Removals

Host: Gabrielle Walker, Director, Valence Solutions

The story so far
Speaker: Delia Meth-Cohn, Co-Founder, Rethinking Removals

Building the future – an evolving conversation
James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group and Founder of Climate Action Platform – Africa
Nili Gilbert, Board Member, Rockefeller Foundation
Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University
Jana Dallan, Partner, Carbonext
Kumi Naidoo, Former CEO of Greenpeace and former Secretary General of Amnesty International

The Futurist and the Future – a conversation on our vision
Kim Stanley Robinson, Author of Ministry for the Future
Cathy Li, UNFCCC representative of youth and women

Back to the present – setting the scene
Gabrielle Walker, Director, Valence Solutions

The implementation challenge
Walter Shalka, CEO Suzano
Elizabeth Wilmott, Head of Carbon Removals, Microsoft
Leo Prieto, CEO Lemu

Next steps and closing remarks
Nigel Topping, UNFCCC High Level Climate Champion

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Accelerating the green transition through sustainable supply chains, COP26

Location: UN Climate Change Pavilion, COP26
Time: 14:00-15:30 (GMT), 3rd November 2021

Organized by Citi and EBRD

– Lauren Hankinson, Senior Manager for Government Affairs, DS Smith​
– David McNeil, Head of Climate Risk, Fitch Ratings​
– Alzbeta Klein, Director General, International Fertilizer Industry​
– Francis Malige, Managing Director, Financial Institutions, EBRD​
– Piyush Agrawal, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Climate RisK, Citi​

Closing Thoughts and Thanks​
– David Walker, Head of Public Sector, Banking Capital Markets & Advisory EMEA, Citi​

Deconstructing Carbon | ACAN | COP26

Embodied carbon has made it onto the Government’s to do list. Responding to mounting pressure, from all corners of the industry, to tackle the scandalously high level of carbon dioxide emissions that are spewed out by our construction activities, the recent Net Zero Strategy included a promise, although typically non-committal, to finally look into the problem.

That’s not all. Behind the scenes, two Government departments have kicked into gear, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has held an inquiry, and in a particularly strange turn of events, Michael Gove’s speech at Conservative Party conference condemned the ugliness of buildings that have high ‘embedded’ carbon.

We’re finally talking about the carbon emissions caused by making buildings, but the true meaning of the term remains somewhat elusive. In an attempt to demystify the subject, ACAN have brought together some of the leading experts from architecture and academia who will deconstruct the term ‘Embodied Carbon’ and leave you with a sense of clarity and purpose as all of your questions are answered…

Date recorded – 3rd November 2021


What is Embodied Carbon? Why is it so important? How can we reduce it on a project level? What kinds of policies should we adopt to tackle it at a national level? Our expert speakers will reveal all:

Kat Scott, dRMM. Sustainability and Regenerative Design Manager at dRMM. Kat is a Steering Group Member for Architects Declare UK, leads the Circular Economy workstream at the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and is a coordinator at ACAN, focusing on biodiversity and ecological issues

Jannik Giesekam, University of Strathclyde. Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. His research and consultancy focusses on climate change mitigation in industrial supply chains, with a particular emphasis on the UK construction industry. This includes work on the policy and practices required to deliver net zero carbon buildings and infrastructure and a more circular economy. Jannik’s recently took his expertise to parliament – where he spoke at the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the sustainability of the Built Environment.

Architype Edinburgh. Architype have led the industry for over 35 years in sustainable design, winning the AJ100 sustainable practice of the year award three times. The practice uses Passivhaus and Passivhaus Plus to achieve true zero carbon design and their projects consistently demonstrate operational, embodied and lifecycle carbon solutions.

Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects. Andrew Waugh is a founding Director of Waugh Thistleton a world leading architecture practice in the use of engineered timber to reduce embodied carbon emissions. The practice is working on a number of research projects looking into policy levers that could accelerate the shift away from carbon intensive construction materials towards low carbon alternatives such as timber.

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Theme music by Own Crouch

Welcome to the OFFICIAL Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) YouTube channel! Architects Climate Action Network is a network of individuals from within architecture and it’s related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown.

We recognise the compelling scientific consensus that our present trajectory will lead to catastrophe if we do not make ambitious and radical changes as a matter of urgency. We are already seeing the consequences. We also acknowledge that the built environment is a major contributing factor to the climate crisis and as such requires complete and rapid transformation (which we are yet to witness).

We can no longer remain secluded within personal and professional silos and instead must harness our agency as citizens with shared professional backgrounds to bring about the necessary changes to our industry. As a network of individuals, ACAN is able to act at speed, without conflict of interest, and is open to methods that may be unavailable to other campaign organisations.

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Monitoring the Lungs of the World from Space – Carbon storage in the Forests of the Earth | #COP26

Trees are a key nature-based mechanism for delivering on Net Zero commitments to meet the 1.5°C global warming target in the Paris Agreement. The role of forests and trees is vital because of their moderating influence globally on carbon, their impact nationally for carbon accounting and locally for people’s livelihoods. We have choices that can make a difference but these need to be informed by the right observations and by the latest understandings of nature.

Speakers at this event are experts on global and national forest carbon inventories, Earth observations from space and value for net zero. They will:
• Explain how trees and forests make a difference to carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
• Show how exciting new measurements from satellites inform our knowledge of the carbon content of forests and trees.
• Showcase the global status of forests and highlight examples of greenhouse gas removal in sustainable forest/tree developments.
• Provide a scientific basis for climate action and verifiable greenhouse gas removal through carbon stock increases in forests and trees.
• Bring the audience up-to-date on real world uses of satellite carbon data and plans to utilise this information for a low carbon future.

Speakers (in order of appearance):
John Remedios, Director of National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), University of Leicester, UK
Frank Martin Seifert, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA – European Space Agency, Italy
Paul Palmer, NCEO – University of Edinburgh, UK
Martin Herold, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Mathias Disney, NCEO – University College London, UK
Shaun Quegan, NCEO – University of Sheffield, UK
Laura Duncanson, University of Maryland, USA
Laurent Durieux, SDG Coordinator at Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Switzerland
Sylvia Wilson, US Geological Survey
Joana B. Melo, University of Sheffield, UK / Guinea Bissau

Event Organiser: Space4Climate


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