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Navigating the Landscape of Voluntary Standards and Initiatives for Carbon Management

This webinar unpacked the different types of voluntary standards and initiatives for carbon management and explored companies' experiences in using them to reach their climate goals.

March 21, 2024 9:00 am - 10:15 am EDT

(Open to public)

Voluntary standards and initiatives for carbon management (VSICMs) have developed rapidly in the past 30 years in response to the climate emergency. They offer companies guidance to help them initiate or increase the ambition of their climate change mitigation strategies.

But the co-existence of—and competition among—multiple VSICMs has created a complex landscape. We hosted a webinar on March 21 to present our latest research unpacking the different types of VSICMs and how they can help companies to advance their carbon management practices.

Panelists from a range of sectors and organizations also joined us to share their experiences in adopting VSICMs. They discussed the challenges they have faced, the lessons they have learned, and the outcomes they have managed to achieve when implementing carbon management initiatives.


  • Panagiotis Karamanos, Senior Advisor, Airports Council International Europe
  • Elena Marro, Research Associate, European University Institute
  • Jamie Richards, Director of ESG, Amika and Eva NYC 
  • Austin Whitman, CEO, The Change Climate Project


  • Arturo Balderas, Senior Consultant on Climate Action
  • Erika Luna, Junior Policy Analyst, IISD