A One-Track Mind: DC Doha Debrief

A One-Track Mind: DC Doha Debrief

Overview of the event: Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, McGuireWoods LLP and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) are again hosting the DC Doha Debrief – a panel event exploring post-COP18 scenarios for new market mechanisms, climate finance, REDD+ and private sector market engagement.

IETA’s President and CEO Dirk Forrister will headline a panel of DC-metro area experts who attended or closely tracked the UNFCCC’s 18th Conference of Parties – and will describe their expectations for the 2013 marketplace through this lens. The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception hosted by law firm McGuireWoods LLP.  
Topics: Now that the UNFCCC climate negotiations train is traveling on a single track, talks leave the station in 2013 with a handful of strides in tow – while pushing several key decisions further down the line. This second annual exclusive debrief for DC’s dedicated carbon wonks will examine 2013 prospects for new market mechanisms, climate finance, REDD+ and private sector engagement in light of COP18 outcomes.


Dirk Forrister, Chief Executive, International Emissions Trading Association
Bob Dixon, GEF Team Leader, Climate Change and Chemicals
Paul Bodnar, Office of Global Climate Change, US Department of State
Katherine Blue, Managing Director, Climate Change & Sustainability at KPMG
Zubair Zakir, Global Carbon Director at The CarbonNeutral Company; Chair, CMIA voluntary markets working group

Moderator: Kate Hamilton, Director, Ecosystem Marketplace      

When: January 23rd, 2013; Panel from 4:30-5:45PM; Reception to follow
Where: Washington, DC Offices of McGuireWoods LLP (2001 K Street N.W., Suite 400)
Who: Attendance by invitation only
RSVP: By 5PM EST, January 18th – email name and organization/company to Sarah Laughlin ([email protected])  


Molly Peters-Stanley

Manager | Carbon Program | Ecosystem Marketplace
1050 Potomac Street NW, Washington DC 20007 USA
Office: (202) 298 3005 | Cell: (501) 413 7798 | Skype: molly.ps