This Week in ReFi

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This Week In ReFi recaps all the stories pertaining to Regenerative Finance, Green Finance, Sustainability, Sustainable Finance in the Cryptosphere and in the Traditional Finance World. We curate stories to show how technology, finance, and green initiatives intersect. read less

Why Verra Can not Be Surpassed (Yet) - Episode 17
Sep 12 2022
Why Verra Can not Be Surpassed (Yet) - Episode 17
This Week In ReFi recaps all the stories pertaining to Regenerative Finance, Green Finance, Sustainability, Sustainable Finance in the Cryptosphere and in the Traditional Finance World. We curate stories to show how technology, finance, and green initiatives intersect. This is an extra special episode where we break down the challenges of creating methodologies, explaining the complexities of determining additionality, leakage, and permanence. We sincerely hope those in the ReFi community can use this as a resource to educate themselves and others. The need for open competition and free markets is more apparent than ever. Identifying a problem accurately is the first step in moving towards a solution. We hope we did our part to identify the problem. Let us know.   Timestamps:  0:00 introductions  2:26 Need for complexity.  4:06 Rituals of Realness Overview  7:15 Do we need Verra?  9:40 Rez creates new carbon credit: Rez Coin  11:45 what processes instill trust in carbon credit? Methodologies and enforcement  15:30 What makes a good methodology?  18:30 Additionality Deep Dive 26:00  Challenges of Additionality 31:10  Carbon Markets are a Buyer's Market  32:30 Leakage Deep Dive 38:20  Examples of simplifications of Leakage  42:00 Permanence Deep Dive  47:00 Limitation for Small Carbon Projects  49:00 How do we get around Verra?  50:00 challenges of gaining corporate validation  58:20 Short Term vs Long Term Solutions  1:02:02 giving the devil its due