During this webinar, Natural Capital Partners' Jonathan Shopley and Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), give an update on the strengthening drivers for climate action; a status report on international policy in advance of December’s Climate Summit in Chile; and a summary of how business is shifting focus from mitigation to transformation.

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Corporate Climate Action

The cold hard facts from the latest IPCC reports, the inspiration of Greta Thunberg, the wisdom of David Attenborough and the passion of Extinction Rebellion, have brought the urgency of climate action to the attention of many. Dirk will cover the importance of the upcoming negotiations at the UNFCCC COP25 to maximising finance for climate mitigation, while Jonathan will discuss corporate climate action and how businesses can navigate a clear pathway to the transformation of our global economy.

Watch the webinar below and contact us if you would like to further discuss how the topics discussed may inform or influence your company's climate strategy.

 

About Jonathan Shopley

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 IETA, and the executive team of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (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. Contact Jonathan to arrange a meeting at COP25 in Santiago.

About Dirk Forrister

Dirk Forrister is CEO and president of IETA. He previously served as managing director at Natsource LLC, the manager of one of the world’s largest carbon funds, and served as chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force in the Clinton Administration during the Kyoto Protocol negotiations. Earlier in his career, he was assistant U.S. secretary of energy for congressional, public and intergovernmental affairs and legislative counsel to Congressman Jim Cooper. Forrister also served as energy programme manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.