Some of the key issues that surrounding biodiversity credits include the following:
- How do we demonstrate credible demand and what claims will companies be able to make?
- How do we differentiate between mitigation and biodiversity credits – should a credit be a credit? And what is the role of mitigation requirements vis a vis biodiversity credits
- What is the role of stewardship in supplying biodiversity credits and how can Indigenous and local communities benefit?
- How is the market for credits developing and what is the demand?
These and other issues will be discussed and debated as part of the presentations and discussion on the current state of biodiversity credits, including direct experience in the development and sale of credits.
Moderated by Ray Victurine, Wildlife Conservation Society
11:15 – 11:20 (Welcome)
Setting the stage for the workshop
Ray Victurine, Director Business and Conservation, Markets Team
11:20 – 12:15 (Presentations/Panel discussion: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Biodiversity Credits)
Mariana Sarmiento, Chief Executive Officer, Terrassos
Akanksha Khatri, Head Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic Forum
Michael McGreevey, Director Conservation Investments Conservation International
Sinclair Vincent, Director, Sustainable Development Innovation and Markets, Verra
Andrew Deutz, Managing Director, Global Policy & Conservation Finance, The Nature Conservancy
Hania Othman, Biodiversity Credit Alliance
Mark Tracy, Co-Founder and Chairman, Earthacre
12:15 – 12:45 (Moderated discussion and questions and answers)
The Zoom Link for this session is https://tnc.zoom.us/j/91680056780
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