Lisa DeMarco


Are you attending Carbon Forward North America in Toronto? Join Resilient LLP for an early morning run or walk on June 11, 2024 before the conference begins. Your Toronto Hosts: The Resilient LLP Team What: A fun and easy run (5-7km) or walk (3-4km) along the Toronto waterfront. Rain or shine! Where: Meet at 6:30am at Grange Park – Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms, right behind the AGO. After the run/walk, we’ll gather at Jimmy’s Coffee (166 McCaul St, at Elm). When: June 11, 2024, 6:30am (Conference registration starts at 8:30am, with the welcome address at 9:00am.) Apple  Google  Outlook RSVP: Let us know to expect you! (There is no obligation to RSVP in advance.) Please contact Lisa DeMarco (lisa@resilientllp.com) or Jonathan McGillivray (jonathan@resilientllp.com) with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you on June 11!

Watch Resilient LLP’s Lisa DeMarco discuss important developments and insights on voluntary carbon markets during her interview on SmartMarkets™ as part of IETA’s 2023 North American Climate Summit (NACS) last September at Climate Week New York City. The interview explores the role of carbon markets to support corporate climate action and the need for increased (i) integrity, (ii) excellence and transparency, and (iii) ambition, and highlights the important work of the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative to support and provide confidence to corporates and others to credibly use emission units, emission reduction units and removals towards emissions reduction targets. SmartMarkets™ has also compiled a selection of its NACS interviews (including Lisa’s interview) into a special episode (available here) covering how carbon markets support corporate strategy for climate action; how the challenges to operationalize the Article 6 markets, as well as the challenges to the reputation and growth of the voluntary carbon markets, affect corporate strategies; and what were the most important ideas being discussed at NACS.

We are pleased to announce the release of an Article 6 report published by Public Policy Forum, authored by Lisa DeMarco (Resilient LLP), Katie Sullivan (IETA), and Steve MacDonald (+SM). The report, entitled The Missing Article: How to Get Canada Back in the Game on Article 6, is available now on PPF’s website and sets out a pathway for Canada to maximize the opportunity and minimize the cost of energy transition through Article 6.

The Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) yesterday announced that it is has appointed an Expert Advisory Group (EAG), which will provide advice to the VCMI Secretariat and Steering Committee ahead of the launch of its Claims Code of Practice later this year. VCMI launched its Provisional Claims Code of Practice in the middle of last year. Earlier this week, VCMI announced a partnership with Winrock International to produce an operable VCMI Claims Code of Practice for voluntary use of carbon credits. The purpose of the Claims Code of Practice is to provide clear guidance to companies and other non-state actors on when and how they can credibly make voluntary use of carbon credits as part of their net-zero commitments and climate mitigation strategies, and the claims they can make about that use.  VCMI said that EAG participants were invited to join the group due to the range of expertise they bring from across key sectors and geographies. Members include carbon market experts, environmental and sustainability professionals, Indigenous community leaders, and legal and accounting practitioners. Resilient LLP Senior Partner and CEO Lisa DeMarco is among those appointed to the EAG. The full list of EAG members is available on the VCMI website.   For further information or to discuss the contents of this bulletin, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@resilientllp.com.

Resilient LLP is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has recognized Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner and CEO, as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in Climate Change Law. She has been identified as leading in climate change law, particularly within the energy market, and described as “the lead climate change lawyer in Canada on any issue.” Resilient is also pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a leading voluntary carbon market specialist by Environmental Finance magazine. The Resilient Team including Jonathan McGillivray (Senior Associate), Daniel Vollmer (Associate), Nicholas Daube (Counsel), John Coyne, and Monika Pecnikova, was named the Runner-Up Best Global Law Firm in Environmental Finance’s 2022 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, following the results of its peer review survey. The rankings are the magazine’s annual poll of the market, in which market participants vote for the leading companies, service providers, and initiatives based on efficiency and speed of transaction; reliability; innovation; quality of service provided and influence on the market, not just the volume of transactions handled. “We are very pleased that our partners and clients have recognized our world-leading specialized climate and clean energy legal and advisory services,” said Lisa DeMarco. “We are grateful to have our clients’ trust as we support them in navigating the transition to a net-zero and climate-resilient future.” Resilient LLP is Canada’s only climate and clean energy boutique law firm and provides leading multi-jurisdictional legal advice in the areas of climate change, clean energy, and related Indigenous rights. Read more about our service offering on our website. Please cast your vote for Resilient LLP as Best Law Firm in Environmental Finance’s Annual Market Rankings 2022 by following this link (voting is open until Friday, October 28, 2022). We appreciate your support!