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.