Carbon Markets North America 2009 (CMNA 2009)

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Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 16, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 13, 2009
Early Registration Date: Dec 12, 2008
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Description

This event, from Environmental Finance Publicaitons will give you a full update on the ways in which current emissions trading systems are creating business opportunities, fostering innovation, and influencing global finance.

Last year this event sold out with over 250 attendees!
Register by December 12 to secure your place, and to claim your early bird discount.
(Discounts also available for Environmental Finance Publications' customers, teams,
organizations based in developing countries, academic and not-for-profit institutions)

DON'T MISS:

• Expanded carbon-focused agenda - with 4 themes which will be covered comprehensively: Carbon Policy, Carbon Trading & Investments, Carbon Finance & Project Development, Carbon & Other Markets

• NEW! Highly interactive format - including many panel discussions and extended Q & A sessions

• 30+ forward-thinking industry experts

• Superb networking - there will be plenty of opportunities to make profitable new business partnerships with the foremost thinkers and doers in the carbon markets

• Introduction to emissions trading workshop, January 14 - presented by the Environmental Markets Association (EMA)

30+ TOP-LEVEL SPEAKERS INCLUDING:

• KEYNOTE ADDRESS from the Florida Governor’s Office
• Christopher Walker, North America Director, The Climate Group
• Joëlle Chassard, Manager, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank
• Franz Litz, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
• Bruce Braine, VP, Strategic Policy Analysis, American Electric Power
• Thaddeus Huetteman, President, PEAR and Chairman, EMA
• Scott Nyquist, Director, McKinsey & Company
• Josh Margolis, CEO, CantorCO2e
• Steve Fine, Vice President, ICF International
• Andrew de Pass, MD & Head of Sustainable Development Investments, Citi Alternative Investments
• Friis Arne Petersen, Danish Ambassador to the United States
and many more . . .

PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND TOPICS INCLUDE:

1. CARBON POLICY

Keynote address from the Florida Governor's Office

Recent developments in US Federal and State climate change legislation and trading systems

International climate change policy debate

Early price signals and latest forecasts for the US carbon emissions markets

2. CARBON TRADING & INVESTMENTS

Carbon as a driver for investment in low-carbon technologies

The role of private equity, venture capital and institutional investors and carbon funds in supporting emissions reduction projects

3. CARBON FINANCE & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

CDM projects and opportunities in the Americas - case studies

Assessing the role of voluntary offset credits in the context of a mandatory market

Meeting monitoring, reporting and verification commitments to ensure compliance

Overcoming accounting and taxation hurdles for emissions reduction credits

Carbon buyers and sellers - how to identify and execute the best projects

4. CARBON & OTHER MARKETS

How will the cost of carbon impact on coal, gas and power markets?

Turning challenges into opportunities - how electric generators and other big emitters can capitalize on their emissions reduction strategies

Standards and experiences in avoided deforestation and reforestation projects

Assessing the potential role of agriculture and forestry in reducing carbon emissions

People you’ll want to meet, all in one place at Carbon Markets North America 2009

Remember, register by December 12 to claim your early bird discount!

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There will be a pre-conference "Introduction to Emissions Trading" workshop on January 14 presented by the Environmental Markets Association (EMA).

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