With climate change at the top of the global agenda, many of the world’s corporates have set targets to ensure that the amount of carbon emitted by their operations equals the amount absorbed from the atmosphere (often referred to as “carbon neutrality”). This often involves implementing energy-efficiency measures and switching from using fossil fuel energy to using renewable energy to the extent possible. Where such measures are not enough, buying “carbon credits” in the voluntary market to offset carbon emissions is one option to help bridge the gap.
In this webinar, Morrison Foerster Energy & Infrastructure partner Per Lindberg and his guest speakers help demystify this hot topic and discuss what corporate counsels should think about when procuring carbon credits as part of their carbon neutrality strategy.
The discussion considers the following questions:
Per Lindberg advises developers, investors, and lenders on all aspects of energy and infrastructure deals across Asia. Per is at the forefront of new projects focused on energy transition, advising clients in their path towards carbon neutrality. These include carbon offset and carbon sequestration projects, renewable projects and renewable energy certification, renewable natural gas, hydrogen and hydrogen-to-power projects, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Jonathan Rotter joined The Nature Conservancy’s Global Legal Team in 1995. He has over 25 years of climate change experience. Jonathan has presented on topics related to climate as well as government grants and international and conservation law and policy. He currently serves as a Senior Attorney for the Conservancy in which capacity he chairs the Conservancy’s Climate Change Legal Practice Team and provides legal support to the Conservancy’s global climate change staff.
Alexandra Carranza is a legal counsel at Verra, where she advises the organization on its legal affairs. Alexandra is a qualified lawyer in Peru and has extensive experience as a legal practitioner in environmental and climate change law and policy, including nature-based solutions, carbon markets and REDD+.
Joanna Tan is from New Forests, one of the largest nature-based solutions investment managers globally. New Forests invests, develops and manages land for both production use and conservation of sustainable real assets. New Forests optimizes management of land which include prioritizing conservation efforts of nature-based projects and production plantation forestry through the development of carbon projects in its investments.
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