North America and the Carbon Markets

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North America and the Carbon Markets

January 17-18, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

The Pew Center is proud to partner with Point Carbon to bring to Washington, D.C. a unique event designed to help facilitate learning about the developing international and domestic carbon market.

Please join us and and others from across the United States and Canada for an innovative forum of speakers, panel discussions and workshops.

Download the conference flyer (pdf).
Download the conference agenda, which includes speakers and presentation topics (pdf).

Day 1 Agenda (January 17)

The EU ETS at Year 1: Lessons for North American Market Design

  • Checkpoint year 1 and outlook to 2012
  • Market size and liquidity
  • Cross-Commodity price impacts: The impact of carbon on the electricity and natural gas markets

Reduction Projects and Carbon Finance: Towards a Global Market?

  • Project investment
  • Project portfolio management
  • Offsets in the Americas
  • Agriculture, forestry and the carbon markets

Emerging North American Carbon Markets

  • The Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Voluntary programs and standards
  • The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  • Canadian Developments

North American Carbon Market Design: Comparing Policy Alternatives

  • Federal Proposals: The Intricacies of the McCain/Lieberman, Feinstein and Bingaman Bills
  • The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  • California: Bills and proposals
  • A Canadian Trading System?
  • Design experience from the European Union Emissions Trading System
Day 2 Agenda (January 18)
  • The European Union Emissions Trading System in depth
  • Offset Projects: Experience from the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation
  • Industry perspectives: Preparing for US and Canadian Emissions Trading Systems
  • Offset challenges and opportunities: Reconciling Green Tags, White Tags and Carbon Trading