Litigation Risk in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

6 June, 2024

Litigation Risk in the Voluntary Carbon Markets


06 Jun 2024    
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
3 More London Pl, London, SE1 2AQ

Event Type

This session will look at litigation risk in the voluntary carbon markets – an industry which is booming as businesses look to offset their carbon emissions and fulfil ‘net-zero’ commitments.Despite the scale of the industry (estimated to be worth over $2 billion in 2020 and to grow to around $250 billion by 2050) it is largely unregulated and fragmented with a lack of uniformity across different accreditation standards and methodologies.  New markets make for litigation risk and we are already seeing the emergence of a range of claims spanning greenwashing, tort, contract, securities law and regulatory investigations.

This panel discussion will include perspectives from the industry, the bar, private practice and in house.

  • Introduction to the VCMs and potential for claims
  • Lessons learned from other misselling sagas
  • Types of claim, including breach of contract, tort (misrep, deceit, conspiracy, fraud), greenwashing, BHRs and regulatory risk
  • Consequences of claims
  • Risk mitigation

Speakers will include:

  • Julia Humpidge – HKA
  • Patrick Hebreard – HKA
  • Holly Stebbing – Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • John Robb – Essex Court Chambers
  • Cyril Vock – Total Energies
  • David Mildon KC – Essex Court Chambers

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David Mildon KC

David Mildon KC

John Robb

Julia Humpidge

Patrick Hebreard

Holly Stebbing

Cyril Vock