• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Paula Renee VanLaningham

S&P Global

Global Head of Carbon

Paula VanLaningham is the Global Head of Carbon at S&P Global. Previously she acted as the global Price Group lead for Energy Transition, where she helped to develop the Platts methodology on Voluntary Carbon Markets. She has also been Managing Editor of the EMEA crude team, overseeing Platts’ North Sea, Russian, Mediterranean and West African crude coverage. Paula has a BA in International Politics from the George Washington University and a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

Sessions With Paula Renee VanLaningham

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 11:15 pm

    S&P Global | An Introduction to Carbon Markets Pricing

    A quick overview of the increasingly complex international emissions trading ecosystem, with a particular focus on the growing voluntary carbon credit markets. For those attendees looking to make sense out of a potpourri of different types of credits, allowances and offsets.

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Delivering on Article 6: Building an integrated emissions trading ecosystem

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    What does emissions trading look like now? What interaction—if any—is there between compliance systems and the voluntary market? How will the markets deliver on the promises laid out in Article 6? What, if anything, can we expect from the carbon markets for COP28? What role will carbon project investment play in delivering on needed changes for the delivery of net zero? Is net zero still achievable under current pledges? What needs to accelerate and is there a role for carbon markets in delivering it?
  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:00 pm

    Taking Carbon Trading to the Next Stage: What is needed to move the market forward?

    More than a year on from the formal adoption of Article 6 at Glasgow, little progress has been made in the establishment of a unified trading system for carbon credits. Meanwhile, even as interest in the voluntary carbon markets has continued to grow—particularly within the private sector—the global energy crisis has drawn industry attention elsewhere, while both investment and prices have stumbled. Are these just the growing pains of a fledgling market? What more is needed for the carbon markets to deliver carbon finance where it is needed in the drive toward net zero? How can these markets scale to enable projects to deliver on environmental and social objectives beyond carbon savings?

Thursday, 9 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:15 pm

    S&P Global | Why We Should Stop Chasing the Global Price of Carbon

    A year after the adoption of Article 6 in Glasgow, and amid an ever-volatile energy market, we are no closer to finding that elusive “global” price of carbon. Perhaps it’s time to stop chasing it and recognise that real and effective decarbonization is going to rely on more than one carbon price.