Agriculture, forestry, and other forms of carbon based on land use and land use change have for a long time been the "ugly ducklings" of the regulated carbon markets. Not only is forestry carbon explicitly barred from being used in the world's largest carbon market, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, but its use has been severely limited within the Kyoto Protocol and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This despite the fact that forestry carbon projects have long been a mainstay of the voluntary carbon markets.
Now – with developments in California, a new President about to take office in the US, and increasing international negotiations on 'REDD' (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) – the fate of carbon from Agriculture, Forestry, and other Land Uses (or AFOLU to use the less than sonorous VCS acronym) may be about to change.
Join us for a FREE webinar to look at what is happening around the world with respect to "AFOLU" carbon, in both the voluntary and regulated markets. The webinar (which will leave plenty of time for questions, answers and a participative discussion) will cover issues such as:
• Snapshot of the markets (particularly on forestry): volumes, values, and project types
• A look at what happened in Poznan at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol
• What is happening on AFOLU in the US, and what can be expected under an Obama Presidency
• New methodologies
• How investors might look at carbon from AFOLU projects
• What's next for AFOLU and REDD, post-Poznan
• Q & A
Panelists will include:
Gia Schneider, EKO Asset Management Partners
Steve Schwartzman, Environmental Defense Fund; and
Allison Shapiro, The Ecosystem Marketplace
The Panel will be moderated by Ricardo Bayon, EKO Asset Management Partners.
If you would like to listen to a recording of the webinar, please click on link in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Due to technical difficulties, the first eight minutes of the webinar were not recorded.