Driving Collaboration in Carbon Finance: Carbon Markets Workshop, Qatar

September 26, 2023

Collaboration stands as the linchpin in accelerating the global climate transition. Bradley Busetto, Co-CEO, shared invaluable insights into how cooperative efforts can reshape carbon markets under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement.

Spurring innovation in carbon finance

On 12-13 September 2023, Doha became a hub for climate discourse. The two-day function, hosted by The Al-Attiyah Foundation and the Qatar Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC), brought together a diverse assembly of 100 delegates and visitors from around the world to participate in discussions, interactive sessions, and panels that spanned a wide spectrum of topics.

The workshop unveiled strategies and frameworks that could redefine carbon trading in Qatar. International experts, practitioners, and policymakers converged to dissect the opportunities and intricacies of strategic implementation of Article 6.2 and Article 6.4, specific to Qatar and the broader MENA Region.

The Power of Market-Based Mechanisms

Many nations are looking to market-based mechanisms as the key to bridging the climate finance gap and meeting the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement. Such mechanisms, which leverage market dynamics and pricing, incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, establishing themselves as a popular policy choice for nations aiming to meet climate targets.

Innovation from Japan

Bradley spotlighted the Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism, an internationally recognized scheme under the Paris Agreement, Article 6. This mechanism uniquely serves to produce carbon credits through technology and resource transfer between Japan and developing countries. Bradley also delved deeper into its practical impact to empower sustainable initiatives in developing nations, and how this is working in practice with a hydro project in Indonesia.

With such gatherings as the Carbon Markets Workshop, the journey toward a sustainable future is collaboratively charted, bearing testimony to the power of united action in the face of global challenges.

Wataru Baba
Managing Partner

Senior Fellow, Climate and Sustainability at Panasonic Group since 2022, where he accelerated the company’s growth through an integrated strategy for creating positive impact on climate change and established Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO. Board Member of Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Independent Director for a civic technology nonprofit, Code for Japan, and a web3 startup, Financie, Inc