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Insights into offsets

The need to decarbonise is significant. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) SR15 report paints a clear picture of the steps we need to take to do this: fossil fuel free, highly efficient buildings, powered by renewables, built with low upfront carbon emissions, and offset with nature. While offsets can play a valuable role in delivering a climate positive built environment, how do you choose which offset project to use? And how do you ensure they are of high quality, with effective outcomes?

Join our panel as we examine the role of offsets and the experience of two organisations and their offset journey. We will also be introducing the new GBCA paper on the topic, ‘’Climate positive buildings & our net zero ambitions’’. This document, the result of joint work with South Pole, will provide guidance for Green Star and the use of offsets and renewables. 

Key topics to be examined:

  • introduction to carbon offsets - types of credits, standards, and verification 
  • state of the voluntary carbon market - current trends & scale-up 
  • getting to net zero - what role do offsets play
  • how the GPT Group purchases offsets through Greenfleet, an organisation that plants native forests to offset carbon emissions for businesses, contributing to biodiversity and improved water flows at the same time.
  • ISPT’s plans to be net carbon positive, including the procurement of 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs) with a focus on programs connected to Indigenous communities.
  • how Green Star Buildings allows the use of high quality nature-based offsets for a selected number of emissions scopes
  • key benefits of using nature-based solutions 

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  • General Admission / $55.00 + GST
    Future Green Leader only
  • General Admission / $78.00 + GST
    Members only
  • General Admission / $95.00 + GST
    Non-Members only

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2 Green Star CPD point(s).

When

Thu 29 Jul 2021 10:00am - 11:30am

Location

Online
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