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Department of Computer Science and Technology

The Permanence and Durability Workshop: Bringing Science and Voluntary Carbon Market Policy Together

Cambridge, UK on 31 January and 1 February, 2024


The University of Cambridge will host a workshop to assist the further development of higher standards in the voluntary carbon market. The workshop will be run by the co-chairs of the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Market's 'Permanence' Continuous Improvement Work Program. The two-day in-person workshop will convene key experts from across academia, finance, policy, and the VCM for two days in Cambridge, UK to unpack various approaches and determine which upholds scientific rigour and legitimacy of climate impact while balancing policy, legal, financial, and implementation trade-offs. 

Please note that the Permanence workshop is by direct invitation only. 

Effective immediately, all registrations submitted after January 25th are required to be accompanied by an official email confirmation from the University of Cambridge, verifying the acceptance of the respective individual.


Please complete the Attendance Form to confirm your presence at the workshop and dinner.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at Elena Hall, nestled within the historic grounds of Jesus College in Cambridge.

Workshop Dates and Times:
Day 1: Wednesday   31 January 2024      8:30 - 17:30 
Day 2: Thursday       1 February 2024      8:30 - 15:00 

Workshop Venue Details:
Elena Hall, West Court, Jesus College
Address: Jesus Lane, Cambridge, UK, CB5 8BL

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To help you navigate with ease and parking information, please find comprehensive information here.

Dinner Venue

You're cordially invited to dine with us for a delightful dining experience at the Old Library, situated within Pembroke College.

Dinner Venue Details:

Pembroke College
Address: Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK, CB2 1RF


Wednesday 31 January 18:30 - 19:30 at the Thomas Gray Room and Inner Parlour


Wednesday 31 January 19:30 - 21:30 at the Old Library

Pembroke College, situated within a 10 to 15-minute walk from both Jesus College and the city centre, offers easy access to the Old Library externally through the Main Gate on Trumpington Street. Positioned to the west of the College, it stands to the left of the Old Court. The closest public parking is available at the Grand Arcade (previously Lion Yard) on Pembroke Street. For a comprehensive list of car parks and associated charges, please refer to the Cambridge City Council's website.