Voluntary Carbon Markets: Opportunities and Risks

Time: March 26, Friday 08:30 - 10:00

The market for voluntary offsets is growing, and numerous companies and institutions have or are working towards “carbon neutrality” through the purchase of these offsets. As calls for more accountability and standardization increase, what will these new expectations mean for businesses?

Linda Coady, Vice President, Sustainability, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Moderator)
Mustapha Ouyed, Project Director, Climate Change, Golder Associates Ltd., Montréal, QC, Canada
D. Scott MacDonald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Carbon Trust, Victoria, BC, Canada
Robert Falls, Chief Executive Officer, ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
James Tansey, Co-Founder & President, Offsetters; Executive Director, Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada