Webinar recording: Navigating Beyond Zero Carbon Strategies

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Date of Publication: November 24

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: Nairobi, Kenya

Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Innovations

Deep dive webinar where we embarked on a riveting discussion that transcends typical carbon strategies, delving into the intricate world of carbon credits as intangible assets, and challenging the conventional notions of commodities.


๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ. ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ฒ Professor in Practice and Strategic Director, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economicsย 

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป ๐—ข’๐— ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต Director of Policy and Markets, BeZero Carbonย 

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ Executive Director, Centre for Science & Technology Innovations (CSTI)

Discussion Topics:

๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ญ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ป: Understanding the nuanced landscape of carbon credits, emphasizing their status as intangible assets, opening avenues for a paradigm shift in sustainable business practices.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Unveiling the complexities of future community collaboration with the private sector, we questioned how the intangible nature of carbon credits impacts the distribution of benefits, particularly in mega-projects.

๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€: Dissecting the intersection of intellectual property (IP) rights with carbon credit dynamics, revealing the potential for transformative changes in the way communities engage with, and benefit from these environmental assets.

๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ-๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€:The discussion highlighted the anticipated scrutiny faced by mega-projects, emphasizing the urgency for transparency and accountability in the pursuit of future sustainability.

๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Addressing a critical concern, we analyzed the anticipated disparity in the distribution of future project proceeds, highlighting the need for a recalibration of future business practices to ensure rural communities fighting deforestation truly reap the rewards. This future webinar serves as a future call to action, urging a future reevaluation of industry practices and a commitment to genuine collaboration, transparency, and equitable distribution of benefits in the pursuit of a sustainable future.

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