Lecture 4 – Ecosphere+

'Protecting Carbon Sinks: Resetting Our Relationship with Nature'

Presenter: Lisa Walker, CEO of Ecosphere+

Time: March 8, 2018 – 19:30 UTC

Location: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College (Map)

Reception (with eco-friendly sandwiches, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) to follow.

Tickets: Not needed, but please RSVP on Facebook so we have an idea of the number of people to expect.


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Despite the progress symbolised by the Paris Agreement, global carbon emissions are not yet on track to stay within a safe limit for the world's climate. However, we have never been better equipped to solve this problem, with regulators, businesses and consumers increasingly in sync and powerful technology creating a rare opportunity for systemic change. Using these tools, we are now empowered to develop a more effective carbon market that reflects the true value of carbon in everything we do. In turn, that market will finance the protection and restoration of forests and soils – our most powerful allies in removing carbon emissions from the world's atmosphere.

 Lisa Walker left BG Group (now part of Royal Dutch Shell) in 2016 where she served as Vice President for Environment & Climate Change to become CEO of Ecosphere+.

Lisa worked in the oil and gas sector for >17 years, closely involved in all aspects of climate change strategy development & implementation, public policy formation, sector coalition building and low-carbon business development. She was a driving force behind the UK Emissions Trading Group, the CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (which she Co-Chaired), the Sustainable Gas Institute and the CEO-led Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).  Lisa helped BG Group secure multiple industry awards for sustainability.

Before BG Group Lisa held various roles at BP including Director of the BP Carbon Ventures corporate-VC fund. Lisa successfully secured capital for many innovative investments in sustainable land-use and forestry, low-carbon technologies and bio-energy, including first-of-their-kind deals for the private sector such as the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).  Lisa is a mother of four and originally from New Zealand.  In 2017 she was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

Read Lisa walker's blogs for the World Economic Forum site here: