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Solving Climate, Naturally - Live Podcast Session

Ida Hempel June 28, 2022

Join us for a live episode of Solving Climate, Naturally, a podcast about natural climate solutions hosted by Ida, Julia and Kate ( We’ll be joined by special guest Valerie Shen, Partner and COO and G2 Venture Partners, a leading climate tech fund.

We’ll debate:
– Do carbon offsets enable us to achieve Net Zero or are they a distraction?
– What are the challenges of carbon offset procurement?
– How do we think about quality / selection? How do we think about ‘portfolio construction’ in terms of putting together a portfolio of offsets?
– What is attractive about nature-based solutions in particular? How do we think about nature-based offsets versus forms of engineered removal/avoidance?
– What’s needed to increase corporate investment/trust in nature-based solutions?



Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Reimagine Systems


Natural Climate Solutions, Nature-based Solutions

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Inspire the audience to consider natural climate solutions, educate individuals and enterprises at the early stages of their journey towards carbon neutrality.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameIda Hempel
  • TitleInvestor
  • OrganizationGeneration IM
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJulia Osterman
  • TitleHead of Business Developmen
  • OrganizationNCX
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameValerie Shen
  • TitlePartner & COO
  • OrganizationG2 Venture Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKate Wharton
  • TitleHead of Natural Capital
  • OrganizationCrossboundary
  • StatusConfirmed
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