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Neera van der Geest

Steering Group Member, Dutch Spark for Clean Cooking Solutions

Neera is graduated in an International Environmentalist graduated at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

She worked during her professional career for the private sector in consultancies, the Dutch Government and she is currently director of FairClimateFund (FCF).

FCF is a social business owned by NGO Cordaid. Neera drives the FCF-ambition to give low income households access to clean cooking and improved livelihoods by using the carbon markets.

FairClimateFund is member of the Dutch Spark and Neera is part of the Steering Group.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
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 Neera van der Geest
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
Sessions by Neera van der Geest
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 Neera van der Geest
Sessions by Neera van der Geest