Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference 2014

The emphasis of this Seventh international ESP conference will be on the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, focusing on Latin America with a special emphasis on Costa Rica. Scientists representing several EU-funded projects will present their results on Community Based Ecosystem Management. Don’t miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with the rapidly growing network of ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others from all continents. Be part of special sessions and working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for posters is June 15th and July 6th.

Follow this link for more information.

COP 19 Implications For Latin America (Spanish)

Join Valorando Naturaleza’s 4th webinar of the year on December 12th, where carbon experts will gather to discuss the most relevant and important results for Latin America from the UN Climate Change Framework Convention in Warsaw that took place at the end of November.

To learn more and save your space, please click here.

Valorando Naturaleza Webinar on Forest Carbon Report Results (Spanish)

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Spanish language sister site, Valorando Naturaleza, is hosting its 3rd webinar. It will present results from Ecosystem Marketplace’s State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013 report focusing on Latin America. The webinar will include commentary from actors active in the forst carbon sector. The webinar will be in Spanish.

Click here for registration and more information.

Considering Compensations in Latin America: Carbon Management, Communities and Corporate Responsibility

Beyond actions facilitated by clients in the developed world, there is a marked increase in the desire of private sector firms in the southern hemisphere to respond to their own environmental footprint.  We invite you to participate in Valorando Naturaleza’s second webinar of the Launch Year Series focused on the topic of green decision-making by business leaders in the region.

Latin America is home to an increasing number of south-south transactions concerning environment and climate responsibility. Recently, the Brazilian indigenous Surui community made headlines with the launch of their verified forest carbon compensation project and subsequent carbon offset purchase by a major Brazilian cosmetics firm. Likewise, the Costa Rican government just launched their national C-Neutral program, which is the first private climate exchange in the southern hemisphere.  This  webinar will highlight these efforts and more!

Private sector speakers from Brazil-  Keyvan Macedo of Natura, Chile- Carlos Berner of the Santiago Climate Exchange and Valentina Lira of Concha y Toro Winery and Costa Rica – Sylvia Chaves of Florex will discuss how forest carbon offsets fit into their strategies and what their experience has been engaging in such deals.  Valorando Naturaleza, sister site to Ecosystem Marketplace will present  the context of these actions with regional findings from the 2013 State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets report, produced by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace.

Moderated by: Carina Bracer, Project Manager, Valorando Naturaleza
Panelists: Carlos Berner: Santiago Climate Exchange (Chile)
Valentina Lira, Sustainability Director: Concha y Toro Winery, (Chile)
Sylvia Chavez Quesada, Vice President: FLOREX (Costa Rica)
Keyvan Macedo, Director of Sustainability: Natura (Brazil)

Valorando Naturaleza will present the webinar, Considering Compensations in Latin America: Carbon Management, Communities And Corporate Responsibility on Friday Oct 25th at 12pm EST. This online webinar focused on green decision making and south-south marketplace developments will be presented in Spanish.  

There will be ample time for questions from the public for panelists and the host following the presentations.  
We hope to see you Friday the 25th of October at 1pm EST.

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT. SPACE IS RESTRICTED!
 

The presentations and recording of the Webinar will be available here following the event.
For any questions please contact, Carina Bracer at cbracer@valorandonaturaleza.org.

 

 
 

Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force 2013 Annual Meeting

The GCF Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity for information exchange and progress on the GCF’s low emission rural development and REDD-related objectives. The meeting will include: a high-level session, 2013 REDD+ updates from the GCF members and Secretariat, and facilitated breakout sessions on high priority topics. A provisional agenda will be available on the resources page and will continue to be updated as details are confirmed.

The Annual Meeting is free to attend and is open to GCF stakeholders, but attendees are responsible for their travel expenses including transportation, hotel and meals. Interpretation will be provided throughout the meeting for the following languages; English, Indonesian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Read more about the event here.  

Latin American Carbon Forum 2013

The Seventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACF) will discuss prospects for carbon projects in Latin America. The Forum is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risí¸ Centre and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Read more about the event here.  
 

 

Webinar: Inversiones en Protección Hídrica en América Latina

 Inversiones en Proteccií³n Hí­drica: Un Panorama de América Latina
10 de abril 2013, 10:00 a.m. GMT-5


Inscrí­base en el webinar aquí­.
¡El cupo es limitado!  

Te invitamos a unirte al seminario web (“webinar”), “Inversiones en Proteccií³n Hí­drica: Un Panorama de América Latina,” coordinado por Forest Trends’ Valorando Naturaleza, y el Programa de Agua del Ecosystem Marketplace.    Valorando Naturaleza es una nueva plataforma para el mundo habla hispana diseí±ada para generar y agregar informacií³n de calidad sobre la valoracií³n e inversií³n en ecosistemas en América Latina.  

Algunos de los programas mí¡s innovadores del mundo para proteger los servicios hidrolí³gicos se encuentran en América Latina.    En 2011, Forest Trends analizí³ mí¡s de una treintena de programas activos, y mí¡s de 87 millones de dí³lares (EE.UU.) en inversiones en la regií³n.  

En este webinar, lí­deres trabajando en la regií³n presentarí¡n la nueva actividad y las tendencias de inversiones en “infraestructura natural” y co-gestií³n de los recursos hí­dricos en América Latina. Incluiremos un resumen de iniciativas que invierten en la naturaleza en toda la regií³n basado en el informe Trazando las Aguas Nuevas: Estado de las Inversiones en Proteccií³n Hí­drica 2012. Los panelistas discutirí¡n las iniciativas mí¡s importantes e innovadoras de América Latina enfocado a concluir con lecciones para ONGs ambientales y de desarrollo, tomadores de decisií³n, grupos comunitarios, el sector privado, y otros actores.

Moderado por:
Carina Bracer, Valorando Naturaleza

Introduccií³n por:
Beatrice Mosello,    
Alianza Clima y Desarrollo (CDKN)  

Los Panelistas:
Marta Echavarrí­a, EcoDecisií³n
Alejandro Calvache, The Nature Conservancy  
Eduardo Franco, Fundacií³n Natura Bolivia  


The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF)

The 7th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will take place on 25 – 27 March 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This event is the leading carbon trading and finance conference and trade fair in the region.  It is expected to attract a wide range of government officials, business experts, major international investors and local financial institutions to share experiences on low carbon project development, and to explore opportunities on new and emerging global carbon markets and innovative climate financing.  

 

Besides providing a platform for knowledge sharing and discussion of innovations and trends, the LACCF provides opportunities for making business connections – including with government representatives, private sector firms, financial institutions, national development banks (NDBs), and opinion-leaders.  


While the focus is on LAC, the agenda will also take stock of the global climate policy and market developments. Occurring three months after the adoption of UN’s Doha Climate Gateway decisions which launched a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.  In addition, the “Gateway” includes a work programme to develop a new market mechanism that could be made operational in the coming years.  At the Forum, participants will be able to exchange views on the Doha decisions potential for simulating new business opportunities in the region.  


As business approaches the threshold of a new phase in global climate policy, LACCF will continue to bring participants the latest news, first hand practical information, in depth analysis on current issues and trends, and expertise from the region and around the world.  


As in previous editions, there will be visibility opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors.  

Note to journalists:

For further information, please contact Outreach and Information Officers:

Lisa Spafford, IETA – spafford@ieta.org  

Mette Annelie Rasmussen, UNEP Risoe Centre – meta@dtu.dk  

Janaina Guoulart, Inter-American Development Bank – janainag@iadb.org  

Read more about the event here.

 

 

IV International Congress for Payments for Environmental Services

IV International Conference for Payments for Ecosystem Services: Impact Assessment and Socioeconomic and Environmental Monitoring

 
Due to its strategic importance in the development of initiatives and public policies related to PES in the region and the country, the State of Sí£o Paulo (Brazil) was chosen to host the IV International Conference on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) which will be held from November 26 – 29, 2012 in the city of Sí£o Paulo.
 
The central theme of the IV International Conference is “Impact assessment and socioeconomic and environmental monitoring.” The scientific program includes lectures, talks, thematic sessions (with time for oral presentations) and poster presentations based on five thematic areas: (i) institutional arrangements; (ii) impact monitoring; (iii) legal aspects; (iv) financing initiatives; and (v) mobilization of actors.  
 
Site: Convention Center at the Centro Universitario Senac – Santo Amaro Campus – Sao Paulo
Dates: 26 – 29 November 2012
Contact: congresso@aprendizagempsa.org.br
 
Registration is open!
 
 

Forest Landscape Ecology Conference: Sustaining Humans and Forests in Changing Landscapes

 Main theme of this Biannual conference is “Sustaining humans and forests in changing landscapes”. Other proposed topics include:

  • Ecosystem functions and services in changing landscapes
  • Forest landscape restoration
  • Climate change impacts and mitigation
  • Biodiversity conservation and management in forest landscapes
  • Spatial patterns and ecological proceses
  • Agents, socioeconomic connections and policy making proceses
  • Urban landscapes and land use planning

 

For more information on this event, click  here  

Carbon Forum North America 2012

Carbon Forum North America 2012 — taking place at the Marriott Metro Center in downtown Washington, DC on October 1-2, 2012—has firmly established itself as the place to go to keep abreast of the latest thinking and developments in the North American carbon space—for both carbon policy wonks and market-players alike.
 
From the first California auction to the establishment of a functional North American market through the Western Climate Initiative; from the advancement of RGGI’s 2012 review to progress within NA2050; from innovative climate finance to emerging carbon markets; from an exciting election season to the buildup preceding a new round of rejuvenated international climate talks; and from new regulatory developments at the EPA to the latest legal developments in the courts, Carbon Forum North America on October 1-2 will give market participants the best carbon coverage at the best time. Join your colleagues at CFNA for the most comprehensive carbon market analysis, the latest policy developments, and the best legal coverage in the North American carbon, climate, and clean energy space!
 
Carbon Forum North America —IETA’s flagship North American event—will be one of the best opportunities of the year to network with the North American and global carbon markets, browse exhibits showcasing the work of leading companies, and learn what you need to know about this rapidly evolving space.

Learn more about the event here

The Surui Case: Indigenous Peoples and Carbon

The Surui Tribe, Forest Trends, the State of Acre, and other partners invite you to a unique opportunity to discuss the complex array of ingredients for successful indigenous-led REDD+ projects.

 
The Paiter Surui tribe, under the leadership of Chief Almir Surui, with technical support from Forest Trends and other partners, has been working for over 5 years to protect their territory in the Amazon Basin from illegal logging and mining threats. This initiative has recently become the first-ever indigenous-led REDD project to be validated by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Project Design Gold Standard (CCB Standard). The validation is pathbreaking news for the project, ‘REDD for Conservation of Amazon Rainforest in the Surui Indigenous Territory, Brazil’ and the progress of REDD worldwide.
 
We hope you can join us in celebrating this important development at 3pm on May 15 at The Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA! Please click the link below to RSVP.  
 
Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM PDT

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
1661 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
 
Event agenda and speaker profiles will be circulated shortly. For more information, please contact Tommie Herbert, therbert@forest-trends.org +1.202.446.1985 or Christine Lanser, clanser@forest-trends.org+1.202.446.1980.
 
Confirmed speakers:
Chief Almir Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui People;
Monica de Los Rios, Institute of Climate Change , Government of Acre;
Ludovino Lopes, Legal Advisor, Surui project and Co-Author, SISA framework; and
Rodrigo Sales, Lead author of the legal analysis on the Surui’s carbon ownership rights.
 
Partners:
Forest Trends
Metareilí¡ Association of the Surui People
Idesam
Ludovino Lopes Lawyers
& Associates
Rodrigo Sales & Associates
Google
FUNBIO  
Ecodecisií³n
Kanindé
Acre State Government
IPAM
ECAM
 
Sponsors:
USAID
Translinks
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Packard Foundation
The Skoll Foundation
GEF
Norad
Overbrook Foundation
Citi

The Surui Case: Indigenous Peoples and Carbon

The Surui Tribe, Forest Trends, the State of Acre, and other partners invite you to a unique opportunity to discuss the complex array of ingredients for successful indigenous-led REDD+ projects.

 
The Paiter Surui tribe, under the leadership of Chief Almir Surui, with technical support from Forest Trends and other partners, has been working for over 5 years to protect their territory in the Amazon Basin from illegal logging and mining threats. This initiative has recently become the first-ever indigenous-led REDD project to be validated by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Project Design Gold Standard (CCB Standard). The validation is pathbreaking news for the project, ‘REDD for Conservation of Amazon Rainforest in the Surui Indigenous Territory, Brazil’ and the progress of REDD worldwide.
 
We hope you can join us in celebrating this important development at 4pm on May 14 at the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC! Please click the link below to RSVP.  
 
Monday May 14, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT  

Aspen Institute  
1 Dupont Cir NW # 700
Washington, DC 20036

Event agenda and speaker profiles will be circulated shortly. For more information, please contact Tommie Herbert, therbert@forest-trends.org +1.202.446.1985 or Christine Lanser, clanser@forest-trends.org+1.202.446.1980.

 
Confirmed speakers:
Chief Almir Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui People;
Monica de Los Rios, Institute of Climate Change , Government of Acre;
Ludovino Lopes, Legal Advisor, Surui project and Co-Author, SISA framework; and
Rodrigo Sales, Lead author of the legal analysis on the Surui’s carbon ownership rights.

IPMPCC Cairns 2012 – Climate Change Mitigation Background

Noting that Indigenous peoples and marginalized populations will be prominent in several of the chapters of the AR5, IPPC Working Group II and UNU in July 2010 agreed to co-organize a workshop to redress the shortfall of available information on Indigenous and marginalized peoples and their climate change adaptation. This first workshop focused on adaptation and vulnerabilities, and was held in collaboration with Working Group II co-chairs (Vicente Barros and Chris Field), lead authors and the technical support unit of WGII, in Mexico City from 19-21 July 2011.

This second workshop addresses issues relevant to Working Group III, and will bring together lead authors for the AR5, Indigenous peoples and representatives of local communities, and developing country scientists. The workshop will allow for more in-depth focus on the topics and regions for which WGIII is seeking input. An international panel of experts including climate scientists and Indigenousexperts will oversee the workshop.

Click here for more information

ICAP Training Course 2012 in Costa Rica

From 19-28 March 2012, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) will convene a Training Course on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Following the successful ICAP Summer Schools held in previous years in Berlin, the Hague, Beijing, and Madrid, the course is designed for 25 to 30 carefully selected policy makers and other stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic, and the private sector. It will convey an in-depth understanding of emissions trading as an instrument to mitigate greenhouse gases, and build capacity on the technical design and implementation of carbon trading systems.

Over the span of one and a half weeks, participants will have ample networking opportunities with each other and with the teaching faculty, composed of representatives from ICAP members and other recognized experts in the field. Alumni work will help promote active virtual discussions among participants beyond the duration of the course.

Participation in the Alajuela training course is open to applicants from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. For further details, please download the ICAP Training Course Flyer.

A similar course, the ICAP Summer School 2012, will take place in July 2012 in Ireland. It will be open to applicants from around the world. More information will be posted on the ICAP website in due course.

For more information on further course details and the application process please click here.

Application deadline is 15 December 2011.

CBD Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity

 Co-hosted by the Governments of Ecuador, Sweden, Norway and India, the intention of this dialogue seminar is to facilitate the further elaboration by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, and thereby facilitate implementation of the Strategic Plan and achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. More specifically, the dialogue seminar will: explore opportunities related to an increase in the scale of finance; contribute to building understanding on these issues; and seek to clarify areas of convergence and of divergence. It will include keynote presentations, case studies and small group discussions.  

See here for more details

International Conference on Climate Law and Governance in the Global South

he Conference on Climate Law and Governance in the Global South will bring together country representatives, development practitioners, legal experts and other key stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing developing country governments and citizens, including:

  •       What gaps and barriers in legal and institutional frameworks prohibit access to support?
  •     How can countries mainstream mitigation, adaptation and socio-economic development strategies into laws, regulations and institutions?
  •       What is the role of the law in fostering financial incentives for mitigation and adaptation in the green economy?
  •         How can international organizations assist policy-makers with legal and institutional capacity building?

Attendance to the conference is free of charge.

Trade, Investment and Climate Change: Searching for Progress on Key Issues

Unilateral action on climate change is increasingly being examined from the perspective of international trade and investment law. Of particular prominence in recent debates has been the validity of green industrial policies and of measures addressing competitiveness loss and leakage. The conference will explore these issues, and also the role of the trade community in securing international cooperation and solutions.

This conference forms part of IISD’s Trade, Investment and Climate Change Program, funded by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Norway and Sweden, and by the Swedish MISTRA Foundation’s ENTWINED network.

Registration& Further Information: To register for this event, please complete the form attached and return to Elka Parveva-Kern(eparveva-kern@iisd.org) by 30 September 2011. Further logistics details will be provided upon registration. For more information on conference content, please contact Lucy Kitson(mailto:lkitson@iisd.org)

Latin American Carbon Forum

uilding on the success of five previous editions, the 2011 Latin American & Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will be held 27 – 29 September 2011, at the Hotel Double Tree Cariari by Hilton, in San José, Costa Rica.

This annual Conference and Exhibition is jointly organized by the World Bank, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), UNEP and its UNEP Risí¸ Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

With over 800 local, regional and international participants last year from private, public and the financial sectors, and this unique combination of co-organizers, the LACCF is the pre-eminent regional ‘Pulse Taking’ and ‘Business to Business’ platform. It brings together leading individuals and organizations in the field to share knowledge and information, discuss new tendencies, propose solutions, and identify business opportunities in what is a rapidly changing area.

This year’s topics focus on:

  • Processes of CDM projects and programs.
  • Developments of national, bilateral and international emission trading schemes.
  • The status and role of voluntary carbon markets.
  • Climate change mitigation policies analysis, including NAMAs, sector-based approaches, and REDD.
  • Discuss the current status and future of the Mechanism.
  • While facilitating business opportunities between CERs buyers and sellers from the region.

This platform occurs at a crucial moment for global carbon markets:

  • With the widespread lack of certainty as to the architecture of the carbon market post-2012
  • The increasing fragmentation of the market.
  • The abundance of emerging mechanisms and sources of climate finance.

 

Objectives

The core objective of the LACCF is to bring together main actors of the carbon market such as:

  • Project owners, project developers and potential CDM sectoral institutions;
  • National climate change focal points, national Clean Development Mechanism offices, Investment Promotion Agencies, Designated National Authorities;
  • Service providers, financial institutions and intermediary companies.

LACCF promotes a discussion and exchange of experiences among carbon market stakeholders and provide participants the latest developments of mission trading schemes and the future of the CDM.

The Forum focuses on analysing the international and national climate change mitigation policies and facilitate a comprehensive debate about the negotiation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Finally the LACCF seeks new impulses for increasing the volume of low carbon investments in Latin American.

Specifically, the VI Latin American Carbon Forum aims at:

  • Update on the different views of the challenges associated with global climate change, and the most recent developments in the international carbon market;
  • Discuss with project developers and technical specialists of a wide range of sectors and technologies arising from best practices and lessons learned for the implementation of CDM projects   and Programmatic CDM in Latin America and the Caribbean region;
  • Learn from the most respected experts from the public and private sector on strategies and measures aimed to reduce GHG and to   promote   the benefits of the CDM in the region;
  • Discuss about the potentialities of the carbon markets under the upcoming mitigation efforts to be implemented at international and national levels;
  • Hold bilateral meetings, both as attendance and by virtual means, between the national CDM offices, project owners, buyers of carbon credits, etc., during the business sessions; and
  • Seize opportunities to establish contacts throughout the Forum.

REDD+: Technical, Socio-Economic, and Political Dimensions

 

Conference: REDD+: Technical, Socio-Economic, and Political Dimensions

Summary

This version of the annual ELTI-PRORENA conference explores the technical, socioeconomic, and political dimensions of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation ‘Plus’). If designed and implemented correctly, REDD+ has the potential to generate a valuable stream of funding for initiatives that will conserve and restore important tracts of tropical forests. Alternatively, if the mechanism fails to adequately address potential pitfalls, REDD+ could compromise local livelihoods, affect traditional uses of forests, and enhance or catalyze corruption, among other problems.

Panama has been actively engaged in international negotiations and debates regarding REDD+ and government officials, indigenous communities, NGOs, and organizations of farmers, cattle ranchers, loggers and other agents of land transformation have begun to participate in REDD+ discussions and/or trainings. Considering that REDD+ activities will likely be adopted by the UNFCCC in 2011 at COP-17 in South Africa, the time is ideal to host a national-level conference that addresses some of the key issues surrounding REDD+ in Panama and many other countries actively engaged in REDD+ preparations in the neotropics.

Objectives

  1. Provide a forum for REDD+ related actors in Panama to advance their understanding of the technical, governance, and socio-economic dimensions of REDD+.
  2. Create a space for dialogue and exchange that will inform the effective design and development of a REDD+ mechanism in Panama.

Contents

PANEL 1. REDD+: the Global Scheme and Panama

  • Catherine Potvin,  McGill University/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • ANAM,  To Be Designated

PANEL 2. Technical Dimensions of REDD+

  • Helene Muller-Landau,  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Joseph Mascaro,  Carnegie Institution for Science/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Lucio Pedroni,  Carbon Decisions International

PANEL 3. Forest Governance and REDD+

  • Benjamin Cashore,  Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Bastiaan Louman,  Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Teaching (CATIE)
  • Alexis Alvarado,  Dobbo Yala Foundation

PANEL 4. Socioeconomic Dimensions of REDD+

  • Marina Campos,  Rainforest Foundation
  • Estebancio Castro,  International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests
  • Betanio Chiquidama,  National Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Panama (COONAPIP)
  • Rhett Butler,  Mongabay.com

PANEL 5. REDD+: Beyond Avoided Deforestation

  • Celia Harvey,  Conservation International
  • Florencia Montagnini,  Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

PANEL 6. REDD+ in Action

  • Gabriel Labbate,  United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mariana Pavan,  Institute for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM)
  • Lucio Pedroni,  Carbon Decisions International
  • Tiffany Potter,  Streamline Consulting Group

Looking Ahead: REDD+ Challenges & Opportunities – International and Regional Perspectives

  • Catherine Potvin,  McGill University/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute



Contact Information

Cecilia Del Cid-Liccardi:  cecilia.delcid-liccardi@yale.edu

 

Carbon Expo 2010

 
Carbon Expo 2010:
Where the entire Carbon Market Value Chain meets
 

Global and Multilateral

This event, held at the heart of Europe, has established itself as the world’s leading global event for stakeholder in the Carbon Market in just five years. In 2009, 276 exhibitors from 83 countries and around 3,000 visitors from 111 countries attended the carbon market’s leading global trade fair and conference for emissions trading, carbon abatement solutions and new technologies in Barcelona for the first time.

Essential and Sustainable

CARBON EXPO is an international Trade Fair and Conference that had experienced a continuously successful growth. It is the primary platform for emissions trading, carbon abatement solutions and new technologies – a meeting point for learning, sharing experience and knowledge, as well as business matching opportunities, used not only by leading decision makers and experts from the worlds of business, policy, science and NGO’s but also traders and the financial sector.

Emissions rights purchasing contracts are not only set in motion, but also concluded.


The Carbon Market Cross-Road

The place where the most important messages get across – between the industry, project developers, buyers, decision makers, politicians and governments.

A One-Stop-Shop

Make sure you don’t miss out on this Trade Fair and Conference for your future.


Dates
May 26-28, 2010

Opening times
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Registration
You want to participate at CARBON EXPO then register here.

 

 

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Carbon Markets Americas

Carbon Markets Americas is the annual networking event, where major Latin American CDM stakeholders gather to learn about the latest market developments, meet new customers and do business.

It is a must attend event for project hosts, developers, carbon credit buyers, government and municipalities, regional DNA’s, consultants, verifiers, lawyers, carbon brokers and media active in the region.

Where the Latin American carbon markets meet to do business:

  • Over 800 high calibre executives from 29 countries have attended to date
  • Cutting edge insight from 50 of the industry’s most influential speakers
  • Networking opportunities with senior industry decision makers
  • Extended exhibition featuring 50+ exhibitors
  • High quality content during in-depth technical and business sessions
  • Discounted passes available for approved project hosts

Keynote speakers include:
Professor José Goldemberg
Amongst his many achievements, the TIME honoured “Hero of the Environment” served as Brazilian Secretary of State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Education and Secretary for the Environment of the State of Sí£o Paulo.

Click here to Register for the Conference

 

XIII World Forestry Congress

These meetings serve as a forum for governments, universities, civil society and the private sector to exchange views and experiences and to formulate recommendations to be implemented at the national, regional and global levels. The Congress also provides an opportunity to present an overview of the state of forests and forestry in order to discern trends, adapt policies and raise awareness among decision and policy makers, the public and other stakeholders.

The Congress has advisory rather than executive functions and participants attend in their personal capacity. The implementation of recommendations is a matter solely for those to whom they are addressed in light of their own particular circumstances – governments, international organizations, scientific bodies and forest owners, among others. The outcomes are brought to the attention of the FAO Conference which may consider endorsing, through a resolution, any declaration emanating from the Congress.

These prestigious events produce high quality papers, they are recognized for their insightful deliberations and are known for reaching broad consensus on authoritative, although not binding, policy and technical advice to governments and international organizations.

The Congress:

* Gathers knowledge and experience to give guidance on the formulation and implementation of environmentally friendly forest policies;
* Expresses points of views which may help research organizations to identify future study areas and encourages international organizations to plan future work;
* Promotes the elaboration and world-wide acceptance of technical standards such as an international forestry terminology, a uniform classification of forestry literature, and adequate research methods.

Carbon Markets Mexico & Central America

Globally, the carbon emissions trading market is booming, with the World Bank estimating its size at approximately $30 billion last year. Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean have already captured a share of that market and many estimate that that share could be much bigger in the future. The potential for carbon emission reduction projects is growing as the region's development causes emissions numbers to trend upward. This has led the Mexican government to consider reducing GHG emissions through a domestic cap and trade system. There are already several dozen projects spread across the region that have been created by a range of entities but the opportunity for project hosts to develop new projects is huge.

The inaugural Carbon Markets Mexico & Central America conference and exhibition will bring together key players from the region – with particular focus on Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean – with global industry experts. This event is a new addition to the Carbon Markets Series which is now in its 5th year and has been attended by over 2000 sustainability professionals and will continue to provide an excellent platform for new project hosts to learn about the latest market developments and do business with CER buyers.

Katoomba XIV

Tropical deforestation accounts for 20 percent of heat-trapping gas emissions worldwide. In Brazil alone, 70 percent of greenhouse gases emissions come from deforestation in the Amazon region. Forest-based carbon sequestration and REDD are gaining international attention, with Brazil on the center stage, to reduce global emissions necessary to avoid dangerous climate change. More broadly, ecosystem service payments in carbon, water and biodiversity are also becoming a key solution to ensuring the continued provision of nature's services through forests, aquatic systems, biodiversity, and carbon and nutrient cycles.

Join us to hear about the latest developments in carbon, water and biodiversity markets and discuss how they are being created and utilized to help solve some of our most critical environmental challenges.

MEETING TOPICS:

* The latest initiatives to control deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
* Amazon governors' presentations on the Global Climate Summit
* Launching of Mato Grosso State Forum on Climate Change
* A discussion on REDD options for the Xingu Park
* The Brazilian Amazon Fund to control deforestation and the country's official position on REDD
* How water quality trading markets can contribute to the conservation in the Amazon
* The emergence of biodiversity markets and how they can be applied in Brazil
* How to bridge the gap between current challenges and future economic and environmental solutions
* Create an infrastructure fund for the planet that will invest in our vital natural services

Curso: Mercados Voluntarios de Carbono

A pesar del creciente interés anteriormente mencionado, la falta de regulacií³n y un
amplio desconocimiento de los estí¡ndares y mecanismos han frenando la participacií³n
en estos mercados tanto de los promotores de los proyectos como de las posibles
entidades compradoras de los créditos de carbono. En ese sentido, la Fundacií³n
Ecologí­a y Desarrollo (ECODES), de Espaí±a, ha preparado este curso que viene a ofrecer
al Períº en alianza con el Centro de Investigacií³n de la Universidad del Pací­fico.

OBJETIVOS ESPECíFICOS

• Conocer los aspectos teí³rico – prí¡cticos de la economí­a y gestií³n de los mercados
voluntarios de carbono.

• Conocer cí³mo funciona la generacií³n y venta de créditos de carbono.

• Conocer ampliamente cí³mo los mercados voluntarios de carbono pueden financiar
proyectos.

• Saber quiénes son los compradores de créditos de carbono, y qué criterios buscan
en su compra.

• Conocer los riesgos que presenta el cambio climí¡tico para su organizacií³n.

• Descubrir la relevancia de adoptar estrategias para afrontar el cambio climí¡tico; y
cí³mo se enmarcan estas en la compensacií³n de emisiones.

Al finalizar el curso los participantes deberí¡n ser capaces de identificar las
posibilidades que ofrece el mercado a su organizacií³n; así­ como identificar a sus
interlocutores mí¡s adecuados a fin de lograr el financiamiento de sus proyectos

Informes e Inscripciones:

Centro de Investigacií³n de la
Universidad del Pací­fico, Lima – Períº
Teléfono: 219-0100 anexo 2402
e-mail: Soldevilla_VC@up.edu.pe

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Designing REDD activities to mitigate climate change

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), the World Bank, the German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Katoomba Group are pleased to announce a joint-international course: Designing REDD Activities to Mitigate Climate Change. The five-day workshop will be held at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica from October 27th to 31st.

The course will address the science of climate change mitigation through forests, analyze policy approaches to REDD currently discussed by the international community, and present recently developed methodologies, validation and verification standards and voluntary REDD initiatives. Case studies will be presented for national and project based activities, and the participants will benefit from interactive discussion with international experts.

The first few days will provide a background on deforestation, the political context and scientific bases of REDD, standards and guidance documents for the development of REDD activities, and a session on forest biomass measurement. There will be presentations on REDD initiatives by the course organizers as well as discussion of World Bank initiatives such as the BioCarbon Fund, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, and Forest Investment Program.

The second portion of the workshop will focus on REDD project design and methodology. On the final day, the Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator will lead a REDD project clinic to provide targeted technical, legal and business input into projects that are currently in the design phase.

Projects that are interested in receiving consultation from the Incubator during this clinic are invited to submit an application to Jacob Olander (jolander(at)interactive.net.ec) by 10th October, 2008. Application forms are available here.

To learn more about the course, please contact Zenia Salinas at zsalinas(at)catie.ac.cr or visit http://www.catie.ac.cr.

To learn more about the Katoomba Ecosystem Services Incubator, please see http://www.katoombagroup.org/regions/tropicalAmerica/initiative_incubator.php.

Environmental Services Workshop

The meeting will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the development of environmental and ecosystem services transactions and markets in Latin America. Organized at the request of and in collaboration with the Avina Foundation and CIDES, the three-day event will assemble national and international experts to discuss evolution and trends in the ecosystem services markets and sources of financing, local participation and the role of institutions and legal governance in the development of markets for carbon, water, biodiversity, and marine resources. This workshop will build on the first two Ecosystem Services focused workshops in Latin America commissioned by the Avina Foundation in Brazil and Andean region. While the event will draw strength from local expertise and highlight initiatives from Central America, the discussions will be structured to be relevant throughout Latin America and will include participation by representatives from all over Mesoamerica and South America.