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Growing stakeholder engagement on climate will continue to drive net-zero pledges. A corporate net-zero commitment seeks to reduce emissions as far as possible as the primary strategy. However, offsets can be considered once strategies to avoid, reduce, and substitute have been implemented. Rising demand for high-integrity carbon credits will drive up carbon credit prices and require credible carbon finance systems.

8:30-9:30: optional welcome breakfast

9:30: intro by Antoine Geerinckx, Managing founder at CO2Logic

10:00: Corporate duty of care to reduce emissions: case law and legislation (CSRD/CSDDD)by David Ballegeer & Guillaume Croisant, Linklaters

10:30: State of play and upcoming EU legislation by Lothar Van Driessche, Linklaters

11:00: Q&A

11:15: break

11:30: Voluntary Carbon Market by Allison Mandra, senior economist at KBC

12:00: “What can web3 mean for the democratization of carbon finance with Coorest as a use-case?” by Charlotte Schroots, Co-founder & CCO of COOREST

12:30: Q&A

12:45: conclusions by Karel Baert, CEO of FEBELFIN

13:00: networking lunch

When?
Tuesday 15 November from 9:30 am until 13:00

Where? 
Linklaters
Rue Brederodestraat 13
1000 Brussel

Language?
English

Fee?
Free of charge but registration is mandatory

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