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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Matt Evans

Director, Investments, Environmental Commodity Partners

Matt has 15+ years of experience in climate finance and project development in the US and emerging market countries and is primarily responsible for investment and partnership origination. Prior to joining ECP Matt founded and served as CEO of UpEnergy, an emerging market carbon finance company named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa, where he currently serves as Board Chair. Previously Matt served as Managing Director at WattTime, a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Institute, developing electric grid emissions monitoring software, and as Managing Director of Impact Carbon where he launched a climate finance consulting practice and the project developer Impact Water. Matt has also worked with Sunpower, NESsT, and on climate and agricultural models at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. Matt holds a BA in Economics and in International Relations from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Matt is an energy transition and global health nerd who enjoys taking his dog on ski trips and advising organizations tackling global poverty. 

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Matt Evans
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Matt Evans
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Matt Evans
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room C

Blockchain: The Key to Quick, Accurate, and Trusted Clean Cooking Carbon Credits?

Today, it can take up to two years for certification standards to issue high quality, trusted carbon credits. These long payment timelines can cause cash flow issues for the clean cooking companies supplying the carbon credits and waiting on the associated revenues, but on the demand-side, buyers need external validation that the carbon credits that they purchase are acceptable. Today’s verification processes are time consuming and costly, because they rely on self-reported data from clean cooking companies that need to be scrutinized by independent human experts. Blockchain-based issuance of carbon credits could drastically shorten the time needed for carbon program results verification, and in doing so, could speed up the growth of the clean cooking sector.

This session will allow the audience to learn of the latest blockchain developments in clean cooking from sector experts, provide a platform to share experiences on using blockchain technology in clean cooking, and explore the potential for digital contract management using a distributed ledger.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Patrice Binwa Aganze Provincial Expert: North Kivu, UNCFD
Matt Evans Director, Investments, Environmental Commodity Partners
Mattias Ohlson Co-founder and CEO, Emerging Cooking Solutions
Jasmeet Singh Director, Fair Climate Fund India
Neera van der Geest Steering Group Member, Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Matt Evans
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Matt Evans
Sessions by Matt Evans
Sessions by Matt Evans
Sessions by Matt Evans
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room C

Blockchain: The Key to Quick, Accurate, and Trusted Clean Cooking Carbon Credits?

Today, it can take up to two years for certification standards to issue high quality, trusted carbon credits. These long payment timelines can cause cash flow issues for the clean cooking companies supplying the carbon credits and waiting on the associated revenues, but on the demand-side, buyers need external validation that the carbon credits that they purchase are acceptable. Today’s verification processes are time consuming and costly, because they rely on self-reported data from clean cooking companies that need to be scrutinized by independent human experts. Blockchain-based issuance of carbon credits could drastically shorten the time needed for carbon program results verification, and in doing so, could speed up the growth of the clean cooking sector.

This session will allow the audience to learn of the latest blockchain developments in clean cooking from sector experts, provide a platform to share experiences on using blockchain technology in clean cooking, and explore the potential for digital contract management using a distributed ledger.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Patrice Binwa Aganze Provincial Expert: North Kivu, UNCFD
Matt Evans Director, Investments, Environmental Commodity Partners
Mattias Ohlson Co-founder and CEO, Emerging Cooking Solutions
Jasmeet Singh Director, Fair Climate Fund India
Neera van der Geest Steering Group Member, Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions
Sessions by Matt Evans
Sessions by Matt Evans