The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


BSSC to host two workshops at COP26

29 October 2021

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) will be hosting two workshops at COP26 to discuss a future proof carbon credit standard and financing climate resilience infrastructure.

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Calling for High Quality Carbon Offset Credit Standard

  • Wednesday 3 November 2021, 14.00-15.40 (GMT+1)
  • Workshop Venue: PV56, Hall 4, Blue Zone, SEC, Glasgow

BSSC in conjunction with China Resources Environment Research Institute, with support from UK, Netherlands and Chinese partners are hosting a workshop at COP26 China Enterprise Pavilion and launch a call for establishing a Future Proof Carbon Credit Standard Framework. Prof. D’Maris Coffman, Prof. Dabo Guan and Prof. Xi Liang believe a future proof tradeable carbon credit framework will simplify and improve MRV procedure, avoid double counting and restore additionality of carbon credit. 

Accelerating global decarbonisation activities towards achieving the net-zero target is an urgent task. The carbon credit market also plays a crucial role in mitigating the risk of climate change. The workshop will also explore sectoral implications and future proof technology for the carbon market, such as the blockchain.

Financing Climate Resilience Infrastructure

  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 14.00-15.40 (GMT+1)
  • Workshop Venue: PV56, Hall 4, Blue Zone, SEC, Glasgow

BSSC in collaboration with the Climate Investment and Finance Association of Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences (CIFA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is hosting a workshop to tackle the funding challenge for climate adaptation. Experts in the workshop will review experiences and key lessons learnt from financing existing infrastructure and will present policy instruments and market mechanisms needed for facilitating climate resilience approach in infrastructure development.

The recent UN study suggested infrastructure contributes to 79% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, 88% of climate adaptation cost is within the infrastructure sector. However, there is a lack of climate finance for facilitating climate resilience infrastructure, particularly in least developed countries. The workshop will present key challenges faced by the infrastructure sector to meet the needs of least developed countries.