How does the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) work, and what is its potential in mitigating the climate crisis?

From 16 January to 9 April 2024, there will be a series of online masterclasses in English dedicated to deepening this topic and aimed primarily at young professionals and students. The initiative is organised by the Mediterranean Youth Task Force (MYFT), part of the Silva Mediterranea Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in collaboration with the World Food Forum’s Youth Skills Hub.

Each masterclass will feature speakers from MYFT members, renowned professors, members of international organisations and private sector professionals. Lucio Brotto, co-founder and Business Director of Etifor will be the speaker of two masterclasses on January 30th and February 13th.

Specifically, he will focus on

  •  Carbon credit and its quality and integrity
  • Carbon registries, standards and methodologies and how credits are generated

The masterclasses are addressed to participants who seek to deepen their understanding of

  • how to work on VCM functions
  • how carbon credits are generated, monitored, verified, issued and retired after their use in climate action strategies
  • carbon credits in relation to nature-based climate solutions

Each session lasts 60 minutes and will be scheduled at 14.30 CET.

In order to receive a certificate of course completion, participants must attend at least five out of the first seven sessions and mandatorily attend session eight. Participants are also free to attend any session of their choice without receiving a certificate of course completion.