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COP24 Katowice 2018

03 December 2018 |

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) will gather in Katowice in Poland from the 3rd to the 14th of December to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Natural Capital Partners' Managing Director of External Affairs, Jonathan Shopley, will be presenting as part of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) business delegation.

COP24 Katowice 2018

Jonathan leads Natural Capital Partners’ contribution to international policy developments on climate change, and standards for carbon trading and carbon offsetting. He is on the board of the IETA and the executive team of the ICROA. Jonathan, who joined our team in 2001, has 25 years’ experience in identifying and mitigating environmental impacts from industry. He is regularly invited to represent the view of business at UN COP meetings and industry events throughout the world. He will be speaking at the following events as part of COP24 in Katowice.

  • Wednesday 5th December, 13.30 - 15.00, UK Pavilion, COP24: Avoiding Double Counting Under the Paris Agreement
  • Friday 7th December, 10.00 - 11.30, IETA Business Hub, COP24: ICROA Open Meeting: Raising Ambition Under the Paris Agreement.
  • Saturday 8th December, 15.00 - 16.30, COP24, MDB Pavilion: Supporting a Robust Article 6 Implementation: Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) Focus on Creating Supply, Demand, and the Tools Needed
  • Tuesday 11th December, 12.30 - 18.30, Marriott Hotel: IETA Board Meeting (closed) followed by AGM (open)

To arrange a meeting, please contact:

Natural Capital Partners' Christiaan Vrolijk, Manager, Global Markets, will be in Katowice on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December at ICROA and Project Developer Forum events. Click here to email him to arrange a meeting.

Join our webinar to learn more about COP24 and implications for businesses

We held webinar on Tuesday 4th December 'Priorities for Poland: What COP 24 can do to accelerate private sector climate action'. In this webinar Jonathan Shopley, Managing Director of Natural Capital Partners, gave an update on what the COP24 can do to accelerate private sector climate action and what companies can expect from the negotiations.

Learn more about our contribution to the UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) asked the private sector and civil society how to accelerate climate action. This was in order to bring a fresh perspective as details on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement are negotiated at COP24. It called the process the Talanoa Dialogue. In response, Natural Capital Partners organised Dialogues in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Stockholm with 61 companies with combined revenues of $1.3 trillion. Our full report – Raising Ambition: The Role of Business in Getting to Net Zero – includes 10 recommendations for the UNFCCC to help accelerate private sector climate action.

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