"Ripples" are our decentralised sessions, run for and by the climate community. These sessions will be interactive, small and designed to give you deep knowledge about a topic so you can drive it forward.
All Ripples are apply-to-join.
We'll be exploring what's holding the CDR space back, from the perspectives of entrepreneurs and funders who grapple these issues daily. Suspect to hear about a range of topics from land availability, CAPEX intensity, access to materials, recruiting talent and more.
The format will include two separate panel discussions and break-out sessions, hearing from entrepreneurs from different drawdown pathways (rocks, biomass, DAC, and more); and then from capital providers with distinctive financing mechanisms from philanthropy and venture capital to project finance and advanced market commitments.
Gisle Gluck Evensen
There is no need to sacrifice returns when investing for a positive planetary outcome. We all want to achieve impact by building, investing and supporting companies that do good. However, how can we be sure that the company’s impact is in fact positive? In this Ripple we explore how we should think about capital impact. What is the purpose of reporting impact, and is it necessary? Is measuring impact a carrot or a stick? At which stages and sectors does reporting become better investments and can the opposite also be true?
The Landbanking Group
The destruction of biodiversity and the climate crisis are deeply intertwined. We will fail to meet our net-zero greenhouse gas targets if we continue to degrade nature at current rates. In this sub-conference, we will explore 4 key questions. How can markets help deliver the relationship we want with nature? How will MRV bring credibility to the market? How do we ensure just outcomes? And what collaborations will accelerate solutions? Facilitated by leading investors, each panel will tap into academia, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the worlds of conservation, policy, and governance, to highlight opportunity and potential pitfalls.
Pale blue dot
Human behavior is a critical piece of the puzzle that is addressing the climate crisis, but encouraging individuals to change can be an uphill battle between unsustainable lifestyle preferences, eco-anxiety, and even climate change denial. Solutions need to be more than just better for the climate, they also need to be better/faster/easier than the alternatives in order to beat out our deep-seated affinity for short-term benefits over long-term sustainability.
Join us for an interactive session with experts, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are working directly with consumers to break habits, engage users, and make it easy for everyone to reduce their climate impact.
Richard Georg Engström
Impact Business Modeling System
How do you prove that your startup's solution really reduces CO2 emissions? And how do you benchmark your impact against other startups and industries? In the Nordic region alone, we see tens of thousands of startup climate solutions to reduce CO2 emissions - across all industries from food, agriculture, packaging, buildings, energy, transportation and production. Join us for an introduction to Impact Business Modeling and how you can develop the right indicators and metrics for your climate solution.
With so much promise, and controversy, at the intersection of climate and crypto lately, it is time to host an honest conversation to allow new understanding and relationships to emerge.
Carbon Neutral by 2030 is a great objective, but how? What actionable items can we use to drive net zero cities? How can we identify the lowest hanging fruit, and make these happen within the shortest possible time frame?
Peter Hirsch (2150) brings together speakers from Climateview (Fredrik Uddenfeldt), Autodesk (Ryan MacPherson), Lyft/Citibike (Laura Fox), Ghel (Jeff Risom), and C40 (Emilie Hvidtfeldt) for this series of discussions on net zero transitions of cities: from policy, to behaviour drivers to buildings and transport.