Location: THE WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE – 270 West 43rd Street – New York, NY 10036, USA.



Plenary 3: “Decoding the Digital Landscape: Carbon Markets Data Challenges & Opportunities”

19 September, 15:15-16:15

In the rapidly evolving world of carbon markets, technology and digitisation are playing increasingly vital roles. This panel discussion will delve deep into the complexities and nuances of the digitised carbon market landscape. We bring together leading experts to tackle pressing issues and share insights on the data challenges faced in the digital transformation of carbon markets. Our panelists will both explore the obstacles and uncover the potential opportunities that lie ahead.

Moderator: Dinesh Babu, Executive Director, CAD Trust


Hania Dawood, Manager, Climate Finance & Economics, Climate Change Group, World Bank

Marco Albani, Co-Founder & CEO, Chloris Geospatial

Lars Kroijer, Founder & Managing Director, Allied Offsets

Henrik Hasselknipp, President Platform Solutions, Xpansive

Cindy Chiang, Carbon Solutions Lead, Pachama


CAD Trust Side Event: “Elevating Carbon Markets Operations with Decentralised Metadata”

20 September, 9:00-10:00am.

The session will dive deep into the advancements of the CAD Trust platform, from the upcoming public rollout of the Data Dashboard to its wide-ranging applications for private sector entities in carbon markets. Learn more about the transformative role of CAD Trust, its potential to reduce the risk of double-counting, and the opportunities it brings for robust, transparent carbon credit data management.

Session Highlights:

  1. Data Dashboard Public Rollout Progress: Gain insights into the current stage and future plans for the public rollout of the Data Dashboard. Discover how this innovative feature will provide a real-time view of carbon market activities, helping to foster increased transparency and efficiency.
  2. Use Cases for Private Sector Entities: Explore various real-world applications of the CAD Trust metadata layer, designed to benefit all participants in carbon markets. Hear from panellists about how this decentralised platform can avoid double-counting, increase trust in carbon credit data, and build confidence in carbon markets.
  3. Panel Discussion: Participate in an open dialogue and question-and-answer session to deepen your understanding of how CAD Trust is poised to revolutionise carbon market operations.

Who Should Attend:

This session is ideal for all carbon market organisations including exchanges, traders, carbon credit buyers, independent registries, verification bodies, NGOs and the media.


Presentation: Evan Kong, Technical Director, CAD Trust

Moderator: Svenja Telle, Director of Origination, Base Carbon.


Dinesh Babu, Executive Director, CAD Trust

Melissa Lindsay, CEO, Emsurge

Kishor Rajhansa, COO, Global Carbon Council

Andrew Howard, Chair of the CAD Trust Council / Senior Director, Climate Policy and Strategy, Verra