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Scoping The Future of Carbon Offsetting

  • Bristol United Kingdom (map)

The Future Economy Network is thrilled to be joined by The Centre for Sustainable Energy, The Gold Standard Foundation & one of our chosen charities, The Converging World! 

Dr Nick Banks, Senior Development Manager at CSE will talk about carbon accounting and carbon management – how to do an energy audit, account for green tariff electricity, set targets for reductions  and then touch on the kinds of measures that could be implemented – behavioural as well as technical.

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer at Gold Standard will present on the state of and developments in the voluntary carbon market, company reporting and offsetting, post-Paris.


13:00 - 13:10 - Registration

13:10 - 13:20 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

13:20 - 13:40 – Nick Banks, The Centre for Sustainable Energy

13:40 – 14:00 – Owen Hewlett, The Gold Standard

14:00 - 14:20 – Wendy Stephenson, The Converging World

14:20 - 14:30 - Q&A

14:30 - 14:35 - 60 Second pitches

14:35 - 14:40 - Close

14:40 - 15:00 - Networking & Nibbles

Get to know our speakers!

Dr Nick Banks, Senior Development Manager, Centre for Sustainable Energy

Dr Nick Banks is a social researcher specialising in social dimensions of energy consumption but has also served his time working on more technical projects including energy and environmental audits and implementation of environmental management systems. Most recently he has been involved in a number of projects which explore organisational decision making with respect to energy efficiency and environmental issues including the C-tech project where Nick is responsible for designing a toolkit to help facilities managers engage with building occupants and the Micro:bit project where we are designing a IT platform for schools which bring the schoolchildren into the solution of real world energy management problems.

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard Foundation

Owen is the Chief Technical Officer at the Gold Standard Foundation, Switzerland.  Founded in 2003 by WWF, Gold Standard pioneers standards and financial mechanisms for climate and sustainable development action, including voluntary carbon credits.  Owen leads all aspects of standards setting and the development of thought leadership and new innovations.

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