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Forest carbon offsets: license to pollute or critical climate solution?

April 20, 2023

12pm ET / 6pm CET

Flawed. Worthless. Inflated.

These are some of the terms used in recent media articles to generate skepticism about forest carbon offsets. In light of this heightened scrutiny, you might be asking yourself: do forest carbon offsets actually work? Could they be causing more harm than good? 

This first webinar in our Road to Net Zero series will explore these claims head-on and take an in-depth look at the effectiveness of forest carbon offsets as a climate solution. Our CEO, Paloma Zapata, will chat with two experts from Carbon Tanzania, a social enterprise with extensive experience implementing forest conservation projects in collaboration with local communities in Tanzania and quantifying emissions reductions.

This webinar will help you figure out how forest carbon offsets fit into your own net zero journey and provide an opportunity to discuss your questions or concerns with the experts. 

What You'll Learn

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Meet the Experts

Speaker

Marc Baker

Founder & Director, Carbon Tanzania

Raised in Tanzania, Marc is an experienced field biologist, a trained environmental scientist and a dedicated lifelong conservationist. As a Co-Founder of Carbon Tanzania, Marc oversees all aspects of project design, development and implementation, as well as managing collaboration with Carbon Tanzania’s CSO, NGO and government partners.

Marc founded Carbon Tanzania in 2007 as a response to the need to find innovative and long-term solutions to the degradation of nature, with a specific focus on deforestation. The organisation is a social enterprise that uses business principles to implement effective, efficient and smart conservation solutions that enable local resource owners to manage their natural resources in a sustainable and economically beneficial manner.

Before founding Carbon Tanzania, Marc worked in environmental impact assessment, wildlife and environmental baselines surveys, on many nature-based film projects and in high-end eco-tourism as a professional guide.

Speaker

Jo Anderson

Founder & Director, Carbon Tanzania

A passionate conservationist, Jo has a background in ecology, environmental assessment, specialist tour guiding and journalism. He is a co-founder of Carbon Tanzania responsible for business development and sustainability through financial management and sales. He guides the development of the company’s communications strategy and handles all client and investor relationships.

Jo co-founded Carbon Tanzania in 2007 as a response to the need to find innovative and long-term solutions to the degradation of nature, with a specific focus on deforestation. The organisation is a social enterprise that uses business principles to implement effective, efficient and smart conservation solutions that enable local resource owners to manage their natural resources in a sustainable and economically beneficial manner.

Jo brings a deep understanding of the ecology of forests and other terrestrial ecosystems to his work at Carbon Tanzania, recognising the need for integrated management of natural resources that genuinely includes the priorities of the people who exist in and around them.

Moderator

Paloma Zapata

CEO, Sustainable Travel International

Paloma Zapata leads Sustainable Travel International’s global efforts to maximize tourism’s contribution to environmental conservation and community well-being. With over 15 years of experience in sustainable tourism, Paloma has implemented impactful initiatives in 26 nations across the globe. Paloma manages the organization’s efforts to engage the tourism industry in climate action through a suite of carbon measurement, offsetting, and educational solutions. She is also working alongside destination leaders and communities to define a Carbon Neutral Destination model.

Road to Net Zero

A webinar series catalyzing climate action in travel

It’s readily apparent that the world must take swift, ambitious action to reach net zero emissions. What’s less evident is how to get there. Our Road to Net Zero Webinar series offers stakeholders support on their journey to net zero travel. Each webinar takes a deep dive into a different aspect of climate action, demystifying confusing or controversial topics and highlighting real-life examples of climate action in practice.