Business Action on Climate Change: Navigating Carbon Reduction Pathways

  • September 30, 2015

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As COP21 approaches, businesses are being urged to take increasingly ambitious climate action, with Christiana Figueres recently stating ‘corporations can definitely work out how they can go carbon neutral’.

Many private sector companies now include voluntary offsetting strategies within CSR objectives, with We Mean Business involving an additional 47 companies in such action. To date, the voluntary carbon market has facilitated investment of $379 million, locking 76 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) out of the atmosphere.

Momentum behind carbon pricing has also been building at a national level, with more than 30 countries and regions choosing to implement mandatory carbon market mechanisms. This includes the EU Emission Trading Scheme and US based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and California Cap-and-Trade Program.

As these schemes expand globally to cover more sectors and geographies, there is increasing recognition that businesses need to align voluntary actions on climate action with the requirements of compliance carbon markets.

Discussion points

  • How can organisations best develop strategies to effectively engage in evolving carbon markets?
  • Which policies are most likely to impact private sector decisions around carbon pricing?
  • How can project financiers and technology developers work with businesses to meet commitments around carbon reduction?


  • Wayne Sharpe, Chairman and Founder, Carbon Trade Exchange
  • Megan Flynn, Head of Environment and Carbon Strategy, Qantas
  • Bianca Sylvester, Consultant, Climate and Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank
  • Moderator: Anna Watson, Head of Production, Climate Action


Who should attend this webinar?

  • Sustainability executives, particularly from the following sectors:
    • Shipping and transportation
    • ICT service provision
    • Hotel and building management
  • Emission Traders
  • National and regional policy makers
  • Industry policy groups
  • Sectoral carbon management schemes
  • Carbon credit purchasing and trading platforms
  • Carbon focussed not- for- profits and associations

Why attend?

  • Understand the latest developments in private sector carbon pricing and market mechanisms
  • Learn about the most successful carbon offsetting strategies being undertaken by large CO2 emitters
  • Discover the views of policy makers and investors on the greatest opportunities for low carbon project development
  • Join the discussion on the role of carbon pricing and markets in effective CSR initiatives

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