IETA Carbon Forum North America

The International Emissions Trading Association invites you to attend CARBON FORUM NORTH AMERICA, IETA’s 2011 flagship North American event. This conference and exhibition will take place March 14-15 in Washington DC, at the Grand Hyatt in DC’s exciting downtown Gallery Place neighborhood, halfway between the Capitol and the White House. Carbon Forum North America is the cornerstone carbon event for those interested in North American government policies impacting carbon markets and carbon compliance. (Register Now)

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In five plenary and eight workshop sessions leaders will cover topics including:

·   Capitol Hill Report

·   Beyond the Capitals: Continental Action

·   China: Moving faster than the US?

·   The REDD Waiting Game: How long will we wait for a true REDD market?

·   Lessons in Fragmentation: What is the New Climate Change Paradigm?

·   The Clean Air Act: It’s the Carbon, Stupid

·   Offsets: Voluntary, Pre-Compliance, and Compliance Outlook for North America

·   Carbon Regulation in the Courts

·   Getting Creative with Carbon Finance

·   Regulating Carbon as a Commodity

·   Renewable Energy Credits, Clean Energy Standards, and the Market: Opportunities and Implications

·   Pricing Carbon in Canada: A Provincial Story

·   CCS: The Future, but how do we get there?

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Here are just a few of the more than 70 confirmed speakers:

  • Senator Joe Lieberman, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
  • Congressman Collin Peterson, United States Representative and Ranking Member, House Agriculture Committee
  • Congressman John Garamendi, United States Representative from California.
  • Malcolm Woolf, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Michael Gibbs, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tim Lesiuk, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy, British Columbia
  • Karen Wayland, chief energy & environment policy advisor, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future; former Congressman and Chairman, Energy and Power Subcommittee
  • Jason Grumet, President, Bipartisan Policy Center; chief energy advisor to President Obama during the 2008 campaign
  • Joí«lle Chassard, Manager, Carbon Finance Unit, The World Bank
  • Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Partner, Covington & Burling; former Deputy Treasury Secretary and Under Secretary of State
  • David Hone, Group Climate Change Advisor, Shell
  • Nigel Purvis, President, Climate Advisors; former Deputy Head, US International Climate Change Negotiating Team
  • David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council; former Assistant Administrator, US EPA
  • Ken Newcombe, CEO, C-Quest Capital; former Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Bruce Braine, Vice President, American Electric Power
  • Deodati Giuseppe, Head of Carbon Strategy, Enel
  • Mark Wenzel, California EPA; lead, Western Climate Initiative’s Market Oversight Task Group.
  • Srikanth Venugopal, Director, Environmental Risk & Trading, TransCanada

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