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The 3rd pillar of carbon credit quality: safeguards

Webinar on-demand

Carbon projects are designed to make a positive impact on the climate and can also benefit local communities and ecosystems and promote sustainable development. However, projects must implement safeguards to ensure they do not inadvertently cause harm to the people and places where they operate. Join experts to learn about the role of safeguards in minimizing social and environmental risk in carbon projects as well as how to protect yourself from risks that arise from gaps in today's carbon market requirements.


  • Understand the various types of environmental and social risks that exist in carbon projects
  • Learn how safeguards protect carbon projects from doing harm to communities and areas in which they operate
  • Get to know the state of safeguards in today's carbon market
  • Hear how Calyx Global is helping carbon buyers understand environmental and social risks
  • Find out what types of risks to consider for different project types

Speaker Panel

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Linda Rivera Macedo

SDG and Environmental and Social Safeguards Lead, Calyx Global

Linda is a political and legal advisor specialized in international law, environmental policy and human rights. She has more than 16 years of experience in different sectors ranging from government, law firms, NGOs and consulting firms. Before joining Calyx Global, Linda worked for the permanent mission of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva. 

Daniela Rey

Founder and Director of Climate Law & Policy and Chair of Calyx Global's Environmental and Social Risk Panel

Daniela serves as an advisor to numerous governments, climate funds, private companies, and foundations on climate change law, policymaking, and implementation. She is also a renowned international expert on environmental social and governance safeguards and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Daniela has led the design and adoption of environmental, climate change, and sustainable development programs/projects in countries around the world. 

Jacob Bourgeois

Head of Carbon Strategies & Innovation at Volkswagen ClimatePartner

Jacob coordinates the due diligence, market intelligence and portfolio governance functions in addition to overseeing the innovation portfolio. Prior to the current position at VCP, he worked for over ten years in a variety of consulting roles covering topics within the voluntary and compliance carbon markets, as well as in impact assessment and project certification.
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Donna Lee

Co-founder, Calyx Global

Donna has worked on climate change for nearly two decades. She is currently on the ICVCM's Expert Panel and the SBTi's Technical Advisory Group. She was formerly at the State Department where, among other duties, she served as a climate change negotiator for the United States.