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How to reduce city’s carbon footprint by adopting the Urban Crediting Methodology

"The Urban Crediting Methodology presents a new approach and guidelines for designing city-level crediting programs, measured through GHG inventory"

A high share of Global GHG emissions are attributable to urban areas. Furthermore, the future effect of carbon “lock-in” increases the urgency for immediate action at the urban level. Carbon markets have the potential to red...view more

About the Presenters

Marianna Budaragina

Marianna Budaragina is a senior consultant at Ricardo Energy & Environment with over 7 years of experience in the area of climate change and sustainability. She is specializing in the carbon and energy efficiency policy analysis. She is working on designing, assessing and implementing national and sub-national carbon-related policies and carbon pricing instruments. She has wide experience with carbon pricing instruments such as carbon crediting mechanisms, emission trading systems and carbon taxes. She has worked with clients including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, GIZ, the European Commission, multiple national governments and private companies. In recent years, Marianna has led substantial projects in countries including Jordan, Argentina, Colombia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea and the EU.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is Ricardo Energy and Environment’s carbon pricing lead expert, having worked in the field since 2003. During that time he has led many consultancy projects to design, implement and evaluate policies emissions trading, carbon taxes, offsetting and carbon crediting. He has experience with approaches to target setting (baselines and emissions caps), allowance allocation including benchmarks, international market linking, MRV, climate change legislation and carbon market trading. His clients include the European Commission, the UK Government and local regulatory authorities, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, other national governments and private sector companies. Mark has supported countries around the globe to develop new decarbonisation policies and in recent years has led many substantial projects for governments in Turkey, Thailand and Argentina, working closely with local stakeholders. Prior to joining Ricardo in 2007 Mark worked for a major UK electricity generating company for 10 years. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford

Monali Ranade

Monali Ranade is a Senior Energy Specialist in Middle East & North Africa Region. Over the past 12 years, Monali has held various positions in the World Bank working on Energy, Urban and Climate Change issues with a special focus on developing innovative approaches to engage private sector in addressing development challenges. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked with UNDP and IIEC. Monali’s educational background is in Economics and Mathematics.

Harikumar Gadde

Hari is a Senior Carbon Finance specialist in the Carbon Markets and Innovation practice of the Climate Change Group in the World Bank. He has been working on climate change related issues, especially on carbon markets and carbon pricing for more than a decade. He is one of the leading members of the Article 6 work program for piloting next generation of carbon market concepts in the World Bank and also supports the technical work program of various funds like Partnership for Market Readiness, Carbon Partnership Facility, Carbon Initiative for Development. He is also a country focal point for three of the PMR implementing countries. His recent work profile includes working on piloting scaled up crediting program in Sri Lanka, developing a concept for transitioning existing CDM projects to post 2020 environment and supporting countries readiness on Article 6.

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