Recap of Open Climate Dialogue 5: Technology & Standards



Open Climate Dialogue 5 "Technology & Standards: Cross platform integration and protocols" convened top speakers and projects that are exploring how to better manage climate data in an increasing heterogeneous space for standards, registries and policy frameworks:



Stela Mocan

Manager, Technology and Innovation Lab at World Bank Group


Stela Mocan leads the Technology and Innovation Unit / Lab in the World Bank Group CIO Office. During 2010-2015, she served as the Government of Moldova 1st Government Chief Information Officer. In this capacity, Stela led the digital transformation of government operations and public service delivery. During 2009-2010, served as Moldova Prime Minister's advisor on governance and public administration reform. Prior, Stela led and managed governance and democracy building programs with UNDP, USAID, World Bank, international NGOs. Stela holds a Master degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Master in Political Sciences from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies. In March 2015, I was designated as a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum.



Owen Hewlett

Chief Technology Officer at Gold Standard


As Chief Technical Officer at Gold Standard, Owen Hewlett is responsible for the development of all innovations, standards, methodologies and tools. Owen led the development of the pioneering ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’, a first of kind impact-standard focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. Owen is currently the technical lead on the Climate Ledger Initiative’s ‘Next Generation MRV’ approaches that incorporate innovative technologies, along with major innovations in the carbon markets, corporate reporting and finance markets.



Susan Carevic

Business Management Officer, ITS Technology and Innovation Team at World Bank Group


Susan David Carevic is on a short-term assignment with the Carbon Market Innovation team to provide additional technical expertise the Climate Warehouse and other related projects. Ms. Carevic is one of the co-creators of the World Bank Group Blockchain Lab and has been with the Technology and Innovation Lab (TI Lab) since its inception. She has led and contributed to use cases and research on use cases for blockchain, focusing mainly on digital identity, climate, and energy. Before joining the Technology and Innovation Lab, she created strategic roadmaps to guide technology planning and investments, including the 2015 3-year strategy for the World Bank Group’s internal IT systems, and roadmaps supporting areas of strategic importance, such as datacenter consolidation, integration, collaboration, and identity access management. Prior to coming to the World Bank Group, she served as the Product and Business Strategist, and Refugee Operations Manager for the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center in support of their worldwide refugee resettlement program. Ms. Carevic has a M.S. in Management Information Systems from George Washington University and a BA in Political Science and German from Purdue University. In her free time, she enjoys ice skating and skiing with her family.



Cameron Prell

Head of Government Policy & Legal at Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, Vice-Chair Sustainability Business Working Group, InterWork Alliance


Cameron Prell heads government policy and legal at XCHNG and is a chair in the Sustainability Working Group at the InterWork Alliance. He’s a climate risk management & sustainable finance advisor; corporate lawyer working with industry, digital asset platforms & investors at the intersection of digitization, energy & environmental markets, carbon accounting & finance. Cameron holds twenty years professional experience providing clients integrated legal, policy and business advisory services involving: corporate and securities law, energy and environmental regulation, international climate law, clean energy finance, corporate climate risk management, fintech and digital asset platforms, and energy and environmental commodity markets.



This panel elaborated on questions like:


How can we define a common digital 'language' for integrating a climate accounting system?

Can we integrate non-state actor data into national country inventories?


Can the Voluntary Climate Market interoperate with compliance markets?



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Working Group Session:


Open Climate Dialogue 5 transitioned into a Working Group Session, hosted by Verses and the Spatial Web Foundation team, who introduced the concept and provided a demo of dynamic data structures. To establish dynamic interoperability among digital assets such as climate credits in diverse registries, the Verses and Spatial Web Foundation team started with a discussion on the role of schema registries:



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