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Exploring How Carbon Credits are Evolving in the Oil and Gas Sector

Eastern Time - Virtual - Open to the Public

The AAAS EPI Center is hosting a virtual half-day symposium to explore the landscape of carbon credit markets with respect to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector. Presentations and discussions will include the relevant science, methodologies, and procedures related to quantifying, monitoring, and verifying reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. Additional content will focus on the opportunities and risks related to carbon credits for properly decommissioning oil and gas wells.


Session 1: What is the Voluntary Carbon Credit Market?

  • TJ Conway, Principal, Climate Intelligence, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Session 2: The Science of Carbon Credits Across the Oil and Gas Sector

  • Mark Omara, Senior Scientist, Global Methane, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Mary Kang, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, McGill University
  • Natalie Pekney, Technical Portfolio Lead, Geological and Environmental Systems Division, Field Monitoring Team, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Dwayne Purvis, Founder & Principal Advisor, Purvis Energy Advisors

Session 3: Evaluation of Methodologies, Reporting, and Verification of Carbon Credits

  • Brad Handler, Program Manager, Sustainable Finance Lab, and Researcher, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines
  • Brian Prest, Fellow, Resources for the Future (RFF)
  • Pedro Martins Barata, Associate Vice President, Carbon Markets And Private Sector Decarbonization, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Session 4: Transactions, Uncertainty, and Trust in the Voluntary Carbon Market

  • Erin Sills, Professor and Department Head Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
  • Barbara Haya, Director, Berkeley Carbon Trading Project 
  • Virginia Palacios, Executive Director, Commission Shift

Session 5: Financing the Energy Transition, A Moderated Discussion

  • Virginia Palacios, Executive Director, Commission Shift
  • Maris Densmore, Director of Engineered Solutions and Industrial Team Lead, American Carbon Registry (ACR) at Winrock International
  • Caitlyn Spark, Chief Executive Officer, Onyx Transition
  • David Daniels, Senior Researcher, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), and Non-resident Fellow, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines.

More information is coming soon!

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