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  • 17 Mar 2017 09:36 | Anonymous

    IETA is looking to offer a six-month Internship to assist the Director of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), a global business association housed in IETA, dedicated to supporting global voluntary carbon management and offsetting mechanisms.

    IETA is a global non-profit organisation working with more than 130 member companies to promote market-based approaches to climate mitigation.

    This internship will contribute to the strategic success of the ICROA programme including communications, operations and projects. The Intern will also gain exposure to the broader IETA work programme. The individual will be based in Geneva and work with the IETA global team in Brussels, London, Washington DC and Toronto, to support its broader policy efforts and events.

    Responsibilities

    The ICROA intern will support ICROA Operations, Programme Management and Membership Support as outlined below.

    • Business development: assist the ICROA Director in developing new initiatives and broadening its membership.
    • Research and analysis: examine various topic areas in carbon markets that help advance ICROA’s objectives.
    • Writing position papers on issues related to voluntary carbon markets, working in consultation with members.
    • Organising and supporting events, meetings and webinars.
    • Providing secretariat support to meetings of the ICROA Executive Committee and Working Groups.
    • Reporting to the ICROA membership on developments at various external events.
    • Communicating to members and maintaining the ICROA website.

    Desired attributes

    The successful candidate will have an educational background in climate change policy, corporate carbon management and market solutions, along with strong communication and facilitation skills. The individual should possess:

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal.
    • Solid education and/or experience in carbon management and markets covering technical and policy areas, as well as an understanding of the global landscape on climate policy.
    • An entrepreneurial approach - you will be resilient, flexible and able to adapt to significant workloads, prioritising accordingly with minimal support.
    • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, collaborate and grow your professional skills.

    This is an opportunity to contribute to a highly respected and impactful programme, working to support global climate efforts. A stipend will be available to the successful candidate. If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to humanresources@ieta.org

  • 16 Mar 2017 14:36 | Anonymous

    ICROA is pleased to welcome VNV Advisory as its first Indian member company. Based in Bangalore, VNV Advisory work with the community for a large number of projects, which have contributed substantially to the global fight on climate change as well as aided in providing a better way of life for over a half a million households in developing and under developed countries. They also engage with businesses to address issues of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. 

    VNV Advisory help organizations seeking to develop a S.M.A.R.T (Strategic. Measurable. Achievable. Reliable. Tangible) sustainability agenda. VNV promotes the idea of reporting and transparency, and has been at the forefront of the sustainability space in India.

    Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Head Origination – Carbon and Sustainability says "We're pleased to join ICROA and demonstrate our commitment to best practice carbon management. We look forward to working with the alliance and other members on deepening our network in the international carbon space and hope to make some meaningful contributions to further the development of voluntary environmental markets globally."

  • 15 Mar 2017 16:16 | Anonymous

    The entry into force of the Paris Agreement presents opportunities for increased voluntary action, and it also raises important questions for the voluntary market, due to the very different nature of the Kyoto Protocol under which the voluntary market developed. The transition from one agreement to the other therefore raises important questions such as:

    1. What options exist under the Paris Agreement to promote voluntary action?
    2. How can the Paris Agreement rule book enable those options in ways that prevent double counting, respect environmental integrity, promote sustainable development, and enable the flow of private sector capital in support of mitigation and adaptation
    3. How can Article 6 provisions be developed to provide an enabling framework for voluntary action?

    ICROA has released a white paper on “Scaling Voluntary Action within the Framework of the Paris Agreement”. This sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the voluntary market, and presents ICROA’s initial thoughts on addressing these important questions

    Click here to download the white paper.
  • 21 Feb 2017 14:17 | Anonymous

    Ana Aires Carpinteiro has become the new co-chair of ICROA. She takes over the position from Rob Stevens of ClimateCare after his two year tenure finished at the end of 2016.

    Ana is the Director of Partnerships and Communications at Nexus, based in Singapore and Cambodia. In this role she leads the work on international business development and sales of the carbon credits portfolio. The team supports corporates in addressing climate-change impacts and development challenges, whilst driving funding to low-carbon development projects and social enterprises. 

    Before joining Nexus, Ana worked as a sustainability consultant and a project manager, helping businesses become more efficient and competitive by making smart sustainable choices. She has worked in environmental sustainability all her career, both in the private and public sectors, as well as with not-for-profit organisations. 

  • 13 Feb 2017 13:00 | Anonymous

    This week, IETA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) kick off a global series of workshops, starting in Nairobi on 14th February. The aim of the workshops is to help airlines prepare for the start of the Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in 2021. The workshops will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned on carbon markets and MRV compliance from IETA members directly with IATA member company airlines and aircraft operators.

    To assist in these discussions, ICROA has released a flyer on the experiences from the voluntary carbon market in helping airlines reduce and offset their aviation emissions. There are nearly 50 airlines worldwide that are currently involved in voluntary offsetting and ICROA members have actively supported a number of them in the design and operation of offsetting schemes, and in the selection of emissions reduction projects and retirement of carbon credits. 

    ICROA welcomes the ICAO commitment to achieving carbon neutral growth from 2020 and we look forward to assisting in the design and delivery of CORSIA. 

  • 16 Dec 2016 12:56 | Anonymous

    IETA/ICROA will be speaking in the workshop “Clean Energy Future: Carbon emissions – transitioning to net zero” at Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit Europe (London, 7-8 June 2017). It is Europe’s leading business conference focusing on the latest in sustainability, communications and governance. The 2017 event is bringing 500+ innovative and inspiring companies in responsible business to London, with a focus on ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’.

    As a supporting partner, all IETA/ICROA members are eligible for a £200 discount on the price of a pass to the summit. Please contact ICROA Programme Director Simon Henry for details of how to claim this discount. 

    The ‘Social Purpose and Impact’ focused agenda of the Summit will cover:

    1. The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era: Understanding how the landscape is changing, what opportunities that align commercial and financial goals with macro societal need presents and strides required for real, positive change to result
    2. Social purpose and Impact: Using the right data to mitigate risks, measure social and environmental impact, deliver trust and positive social transformation to ensure your licence to operate
    3. Building and communicating the underlying case: Understanding your stakeholders’ agendas and finding the shared goals to co-creating alliances and coalitions with impact front of mind

     To see further details of the event, download a brochure here

  • 25 Nov 2016 12:00 | Anonymous

    ICROA hosted a side event on the future of the voluntary market at COP 22 in Marrakech.  The session discussed how the introduction of the Paris Agreement brings both risks and opportunities to the voluntary market. It outlined what new approaches might be needed for the voluntary market to continue remain effective post 2020 and how voluntary offsetting can continue to add value and impact under the Paris Agreement.

    The panel consisted of the following participants:

    • Jonathan Shopley (moderator): Managing Director, Natural Capital Partners
    • Simon Henry: ICROA Programme Director
    • Andrea Abrahams: Global Director, BP Target Neutral
    • Joe Pryor: Director, Carbon Markets and Bilateral Partnerships, International Climate Change Branch, Australian Department of the Environment and Energy
    • James Grabert: Coordinator of Sustainable Development Mechanism Programme, UNFCCC
    • Jochen Gassner: Executive Board Member, First Climate and ICROA co-chair
    The slides from Simon's presentation can be accessed here, and the slides from Joe's presentation can be accessed here
  • 15 Nov 2016 16:18 | Anonymous

    On 15th November, ICROA Programme Director Simon Henry discussed Insetting at a Climate Club event organised by Eco Act in Marrakech. 

    Simon presented ICROA's work insetting, outlining the definition of the term and what constitutes best practice. He was joined on the panel by Marion Verles from Gold Standard and French MP François-Michel Lambert. 

                

  • 27 Oct 2016 15:26 | Anonymous

    Ana Aires Carpinteiro represented Nexus and ICROA at the 2016 edition of Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong. With over 12,000 attendees, it is the number one event for environmental protection in Asia and a specialized and professional marketing platform for manufacturers and suppliers of environmental goods and services. 

    Ana participated in an Air and Water Quality side event and gave a presentation on "Carbon reductions supporting the Sustainable Development Goals: Case studies on Air & Water Quality outcomes". 

    The slides from Ana's presentation can be accessed here

       


  • 17 Oct 2016 15:32 | Anonymous

    On Friday 14th October, ICROA Programme Director Simon Henry gave a presentation at Carbon Pulse's two day conference on "How to survive and thrive in carbon markets". 

    He appeared on the voluntary market panel alongside ICROA members ClimateCare and South Pole Group, and the Gold Standard. In his presentation, Simon covered the topic of what offset buyers are looking for and why. For this, he drew on data from ICROA's 2014 market survey, and introduced the current survey we undertaking. 

    He was later quoted in a Carbon Pulse article about the panel session. 

    For further details, the slides from his presentation can be accessed here and the slides from all the other presentations at the two day conference can be access here

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