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Past 2009 Carbon Finance Events


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Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection

Edited by Jaime Carlson, Bryan Garcia, Claire Jahns, Eric Roberts, and Katie Schindall of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, this book highlights major trends in the forest carbon markets and, in many cases, underscore the importance of policy to providing investment security.

Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection includes a Foreword by Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.

When:
December 9 –
December 10, 2009 | 7:00AM – 7:00AM

Where: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Cost: Free for download
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


Copenhagen and Beyond: Expert Perspectives on the International Climate Negotiations

Join James Cameron, Executive Director and Vice Chairman of Climate Change Capital, and Nancy Kontou, Head of Cabinet to EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, in a conversation on the impending international climate negotiations in Copenhagen at COP 15.

The conversation will be moderated by Brad Gentry.

When:
October 22, 2009 | 5:00 – 6:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost:
Organizer: REIL Network, SOM Energy SIG


Fast Company: Yale Idealists Slowing Global Warming through Forests
In July of 2008, Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz wrote an article entitled "Can Carbon Credits Slow Global Warming". This article highlighted Yale's idealistic forestry grads leading the way.
When:
April 29, 2009 | 5:00 – 7:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment


Bringing Security to Forestry Investors Worldwide: A View from ForestRe
Risk management for forestry investors in carbon and other ecosystem services from forests is the business of ForestRe. Join Phil Cottle of ForestRe in this Carbon Finance Speaker Series presentation.
When:
April 22, 2009 | 5:30 – 7:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


After the Crunch: The Future of Sustainable Investing and Carbon Finance
Sustainable Investing, highlights how an approach to investing driven by long-term environmental, economic and social factors could help finance a resurgent and more resilient global economy.
When:
April 7, 2009 | 6:00PM

Where: Steinbach Lounge at 52 Hillhouse Avenue
Cost: Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


U.S. Forest Carbon Policy State and Federal
Laurie Wayburn, president of the Pacific Forest Trust, will discuss state and federal policy on forest carbon.
When:
March 30, 2009 | 4:00 – 5:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Organizer: Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


Lessons from the Voluntary Forest Carbon Markets - How Might they Apply to the Emerging Compliance Markets?
Join Edwin Aalders, Director of the International Emissions Trading Association, and Kate Hamilton, Carbon Project Manager at the Ecosystem Marketplace, in a conversation moderated by Brad Gentry.
When:
March 25, 2009 | 4:00 – 5:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment


Protecting Forests and Lands through Environmental Markets and Finance: A View from The Nature Conservancy
Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy will discuss how environmental markets and finance can be used as tools to accelerate the protection of ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
When:
February 10, 2009 | 5:30 – 7:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


Developing a Forest Carbon Market in the U.S. - A Look at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Join the Maine Forest Service, Environment Northeast and the Gold Standard in discussing the process and challenges of developing new carbon markets in the U.S.
When:
November 5, 2008 | 5:00 – 7:30PM

Where: Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue (reception to follow)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


Critical Insights into the U.S. Carbon Markets with PointCarbon
Point Carbon is a world-leading provider of independent news, analysis and consulting services for carbon markets.
When:
October 28, 2008 | 5:30 – 7:00PM

Where: School of Management - Room A30 (135 Prospect Street)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


Investing in Forests and Lands: An Investor's Primer
Deborah Spalding, a Managing Partner of Working Lands Investment Partners, LLC, will provide an overview of what investors look for in deals to acquire forests and lands, from the structure of a transaction to risk-return expectations.
When:
September 24, 2008 | 5:00 – 7:30PM

Where: Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue (reception to follow)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale


People, Forests and Land Use: A History of Resource Exploitation, Conservation, and Sustainable Management
Mark Ashton, the Morris K. Jessup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of the School Forests, will lead off this year's series with an historical overview of forestry and land use.
When:
September 9, 2008 | 5:00 – 7:30PM

Where: Luce Hall at 34 Hillhouse Avenue (a reception to follow)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: Center for Business and the Environment at Yale