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Green Tech Festival – Town Hall Debate „Is offsetting doing more harm than good?”


This is how we grow green. A pioneering extended festival concept welcomes visitors from all over the world on-site, digitally, and online 365 days a year with acclaimed speakers, top exhibitors and a star-studded gala awards ceremony. We create an inspiring space for people, ideas, innovations, companies and organisations that change the world for the better. (

Back in October 2018, GREENTECH FESTIVAL was just an idea conceived by former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and the two engineers and entrepreneurs Marco Voigt and Sven Krüger. Since the start of 2020, Judith Kühn – former Conference Director and Board Member of DMEXCO – has also been on board as CEO, managing all the festival’s entrepreneurial business endeavours. (

Green Tech festival

In Berlin as we explore a greener future at the GREENTECH FESTIVAL (GTF) from June 14-16, 2023, at TXL. Bringing together a global community of innovators and changemakers who all believe that each one of us can make a difference. Participate in the celebration as we work towards a greener future with other guests, partners, exhibitors, and speakers. So make sure to buy your ticket now and participate in the change.


15.06.2023, 16:15 – 17:00:
Town Hall Debate: Is offsetting doing more harm than good?
We had a nice run. We all wanted to believe that the offsetting could be trusted, that cheap carbon-neutral flights across the globe could be a real thing. Then the Guardian/Die Zeit came out with their shocking report into Verra, the world’s largest carbon certification program, claiming that 90% of their commonly used rainforest credits were practically useless. Verra was quick to defend itself and other players in the industry distanced themselves and claimed that their credits were different. So, is offsetting a helpful part of the journey to decarbonisation, or are we just making ourselves feel better while distroy the planet.


  • Dr. Olivia Henke (Vorständin,Stiftung Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima)
  • Sabine Frank (Executive Director, Carbon Market Watch)
  • Daniel Vetterkind (Co-Founder & Co-CEO, recarb)
  • Michael Eder (Business Development Lead DACH, South Pole)
  • Kai Rassmus Landwehr (Head of Marketing, myclimate)


JC Jung (Managing Director, Global Sustainable Future)

Date: 15.06.2023
Time: 16:15 – 17:00 Uhr
Location: Berlin Tegel Airport “Lufthansa Hangar” – DEEPDIVE STAGE

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