2nd Annual Carbon Trading Summit

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About The Conference

Following the success of our previous event, iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Carbon Trading Summit taking place on January 12th and 13th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in New York. Taking place immediately after the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December’09, the event will steer discussions between leading carbon market experts about  the conclusions and implications of the COP 15 as well as it will examine the latest developments in the future $1 trillion North American Carbon Market.  The event will be the premier gathering of key executives of energy and utilities companies, government representatives, investment banks, hedge funds, carbon credit aggregators, heads of global environmental exchanges, experts in environmental policy, and carbon traders to address the future of the Carbon Trading industry.  The 2nd Annual Carbon Trading Summit will provide the perfect platform to meet face-to-face and network with the top qualified carbon trading executives. 

Key Topics Covered

  • Washington DC: Progress towards a Domestic Cap and Trade Program
  • Status and Outlook for Carbon Trading
  • Implications of a US Cap and Trade Program
  • Zero Emission Technologies: How to Reach Long-Term Reduction Targets
  • EU ETS: The Road Ahead and Lessons Learned
  • Understanding Carbon Financing as an Asset Class
  • The Prospects of a Global Carbon Market
  • Carbon Trading 101
  • Investment Opportunities and Risk Management in US Carbon Markets
  • Carbon Offsets in a US Cap and Trade Program: Politics, Availability, Costs and Regulation

Network With Leading

  • Directors of Energy and Utilities Industries
  • Experts in Environmental Policy
  • Global Environmental Exchanges
  • Carbon Credit Aggregators
  • Carbon Traders and Brokers
  • Emissions and Carbon Trading Advisors
  • Legal Experts in Environmental Policy and Law
  • Investment Banks
  • Pension Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
7:30 am - REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:15 am - CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:30 am - WASHINGTON, DC: PROGRESS TOWARDS A DOMESTIC CAP AND TRADE PROGRAM
  • Progress in Congress: US cap and trade bills – sticking points; allocation, stringency, offsets
  • Analyzing the Administration’s plan for capping greenhouse gas emissions in the US
  • UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen - Implications for US policies
  • The Environmental Protection Agency: Triggering emissions reductions through regulation – role of the Clean Air Act and Greenhouse gas reporting
  • Push from the states – role of regional market initiatives?
  • Role of US program in global climate change policy: sectoral target, deforestation, trade implications, and tariffs
David Hunter, Ph.D.

David Hunter, Ph.D.

Director, US Policy

INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATION (IETA)

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Kara Saul Rinaldi

Kara Saul Rinaldi

Climate Change Policy Strategist

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

President

BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

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Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Director, Economic Policy and Analysis

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

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Matthew A. Most

Matthew A. Most

Managing Director, Environmental Policy & Strategy

EDISON MISSION ENERGY

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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman

Executive Director, Environmental Markets Strategy

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

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9:30 am - STATUS AND OUTLOOK FOR CARBON TRADING
  • Overview of the international carbon market to date: volumes, prices, value
  • Status of US markets – RGGI, CCX, Voluntary offset markets
  • Carbon markets in economic recession – challenges facing carbon markets
  • Prospects for linking markets – future role of international offsets, CDM
  • Will global markets create a realistic and uniform price on carbon
  • Which industry leaders are transforming the way they deal with carbon emissions?
    • Climate legislation and associated potential impacts to corporations
    • EPA GHG Tailoring rule
    • EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule
    • Opportunities/risks
    • Corporate responses- organization, governance 
  • Impact of sectoral carbon reduction targets
  • Implications for carbon intensive industries
Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy

DUKE ENERGY GENERATION SERVICES

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Milo Sjardin

Milo Sjardin

Head, North America

NEW CARBON FINANCE

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Shanna Brownstein

Shanna Brownstein

Program Manager

THE OFFSET QUALITY INITIATIVE

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Lex de Jonge

Lex de Jonge

Chairman

CDM EXECUTIVE BOARD, UNFCCC

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Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Environmental Markets Development Specialist, Commodity Portfolio Management

CAPITAL POWER CORPORATION

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Fiji C. George

Fiji C. George

Climate Change Strategies, Director

EL PASO CORPORATION

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Jean-Philippe Brisson

Jean-Philippe Brisson

Senior Advisor

CLIMATE ACTION RESERVE

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10:30 am - MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 am - IMPLICATIONS OF A US CAP AND TRADE PROGRAM
  • Creating the world\'s largest commodity market - in carbon-backed securities
  • Institutional investor perspective on US carbon legislation and what investors are advocating at public companies, SEC and Congress regarding carbon emissions
  • Clean tech investments and institutional investors: how investors are managing carbon risk
  • Discussing emission targets, technology funding, sectoral targets and other issues that deal with limiting greenhouse gases
  • Role of biosequestration. Domestic and international forestry, agricultural initiatives
  • Technology implementation for carbon emissions ahead of government regulation
  • Carbon-heavy industries such as steel, aluminum, paper, cement and chemical
  • Role of power sector, short, mid to long term. Natural gas, renewables, coal and nuclear
Brian A. Rice

Brian A. Rice

Investment Officer

CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

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Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Vice President - Carbon Finance

CLIMATE CHANGE CAPITAL

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David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING

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Gerrity Lansing

Gerrity Lansing

President & CEO

EQUATOR LLC

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Scott M. Porter

Scott M. Porter

Managing Director

TERRA GLOBAL CAPITAL

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11:45 am - REGIONAL AND VOLUNTARY CARBON MARKETS – STATUS AND PROSPECTS
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Western Climate Initiative(WCI), AB32, the Climate Registry and the Mid West – status and prospects
  • Role of voluntary market in a federally regulated cap & trade system
  • Detailed information on the increased activity and progress of regional emissions programs
Xantha Bruso

Xantha Bruso

Senior Climate Protection Program Manager, Environmental Policy Dept.

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO.

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Deborah Jennings

Deborah Jennings

Chair, Environmental Practice Group

DLA PIPER

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Jonathan E. Schrag

Jonathan E. Schrag

Executive Director

REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE (RGGI) INC.

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Christopher Sherry

Christopher Sherry

Research Scientist

NJ DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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12:30 pm - NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:30 pm - ZERO EMISSION TECHNOLOGIES: HOW TO REACH LONG-TERM CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS
  • Carbon capture storage CCS / Low emission technologies / fuel balancing and fuel switching. Prospects of retrofitting existing coal plants with carbon capture and sequestration technology
  • Expectations of capital investment in low carbon carbon technologies
  • Current factors driving investment in low carbon technologies – Industry wide long term goals
  • Meeting carbon reduction targets while minimizing the cost of electricity
  • How will emerging economies transfer to low carbon technologies – When and at what cost?
Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

Director of Research

CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA

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Bruce H. Braine

Bruce H. Braine

Vice President

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

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Bruce M. Kahn

Bruce M. Kahn

Director, Senior Investment Analyst for Climate Change Strategies

DEUTSCHE BANK ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Chris R. McDermott

Chris R. McDermott

Manager - Environmental Investments

HARTZ CAPITAL, INC.

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2:15 pm - EU ETS: THE ROAD AHEAD AND LESSONS LEARNED
  • The EU Emissions Trading Scheme in light of the economic recession and international negotiations on climate change
  • What has been learned so far from Phase I and II? Practical outlook for drafting Phase III
  • The proposed caps for the 3rd Trading Period – Amendments to the European agreement
  • Up to date statistics on EU ETS carbon emissions trading volume and the next period’s outlook
  • Analysis of the performance prospects of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI) projects, portfolios and carbon-linked instruments
Trevor Sikorski

Trevor Sikorski

Director, Commodities Research

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

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Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Director Advisory Services

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Charles Read

Charles Read

Partner

O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP

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2:45 pm - AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
3:15 pm - UNDERSTANDING CARBON FINANCING AS AN ASSET CLASS
  • Investment approaches and strategies: gaining exposure to carbon
  • How are exchange-traded products such as Air Shares (ASO) faring in the market?
  • Projections for the iShares Global Carbon exchange-traded note (GRN)
  • Price signals for CO2 / Carbon credit project investments / Carbon backed securities
  • Examining Carbon Exchanges and market infrastructure
  • Higher auctioning volume – Is there an expected strong growth in secondary-market activity?
Martin Whittaker

Martin Whittaker

Director

MISSION POINT CAPITAL

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Martina Aufiero

Martina Aufiero

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS

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David G. Braun

David G. Braun

Managing Director, Head of Carbon Trading

KNIGHT QUANTITATIVE TRADING

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Rouba F. Farah

Rouba F. Farah

Director

KARBONE

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4:00 pm - THE PROSPECTS OF A GLOBAL CARBON MARKET
  • The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through a unified global market
  • Coming International agreements on global cap and trade policies
  • Prospects for inclusion of the US, China, India, Brazil, Australia, EU/ETS and others in carbon trading
  • A unified regulatory body to oversee trading in an international carbon market?
Evan Juska

Evan Juska

Senior Policy Manager

THE CLIMATE GROUP

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Lucia Green-Weiskel

Lucia Green-Weiskel

Project Manager

INNOVATION CENTER FOR ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

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Nikhil Chandavarkar

Nikhil Chandavarkar

Chief of Communication and Outreach, Division of Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS

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Russell Read

Russell Read

Senior Managing Partner

C CHANGE INVESTMENTS, LLC

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4:45 pm - CHAIRPERSON’S SUMMARY & NETWORKING RECEPTION

Speakers

Xantha Bruso

Xantha Bruso

Senior Climate Protection Program Manager, Environmental Policy Dept.

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO.

Xantha Bruso is the Senior Program Manager in the Climate Protection & Analysis group of the Environmental

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Deborah Jennings

Deborah Jennings

Chair, Environmental Practice Group

DLA PIPER

Deborah Jennings, chair of DLA Piper\'s Environmental group, practices environmental law and energy law and

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Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

Director of Research

CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA

Dr. Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director

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Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy

DUKE ENERGY GENERATION SERVICES

Michael Schwartz is Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy for Duke Energy Generation Services, an unregulated

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Milo Sjardin

Milo Sjardin

Head, North America

NEW CARBON FINANCE

Milo is currently Head of New Carbon Finance North America, and has been a leading expert on carbon market

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Shanna Brownstein

Shanna Brownstein

Program Manager

THE OFFSET QUALITY INITIATIVE

Shanna Brownstein joined The Climate Trust in December 2008. She serves as the Program Manager for The Offset

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Trevor Sikorski

Trevor Sikorski

Director, Commodities Research

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

Trevor Sikorski is a Director of Carbon Markets and Environmental Products Research within the Commodities

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Evan Juska

Evan Juska

Senior Policy Manager

THE CLIMATE GROUP

Evan is the Senior Policy Manager for The Climate Group, a coalition of the world’s most influential businesses

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Lucia Green-Weiskel

Lucia Green-Weiskel

Project Manager

INNOVATION CENTER FOR ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

Lucia Green-Weiskel has lead the development of and now manages the Climate Change program at the Innovation

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Martin Whittaker

Martin Whittaker

Director

MISSION POINT CAPITAL

Martin Whittaker is a Director of MissionPoint Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private investment firm,

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Martina Aufiero

Martina Aufiero

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS

Martina Aufiero is Vice President, Principal Strategic Investing at Goldman Sachs where she focuses on

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Nikhil Chandavarkar

Nikhil Chandavarkar

Chief of Communication and Outreach, Division of Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS

Nikhil Chandavarkar is Chief of Communication and Outreach, Division of Sustainable Development, United Nations

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Russell Read

Russell Read

Senior Managing Partner

C CHANGE INVESTMENTS, LLC

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Lex de Jonge

Lex de Jonge

Chairman

CDM EXECUTIVE BOARD, UNFCCC

Lex de Jonge is a member and as of 2009 Chair of the CDM Executive Board. He graduated as chemical engineer and

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Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Director Advisory Services

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

Kjell Olav Kristiansen is Director of Advisory Services at Point Carbon North America. He has three decades of

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Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Environmental Markets Development Specialist, Commodity Portfolio Management

CAPITAL POWER CORPORATION

Andrew Hall works for Capital Power Corporation in the Environment and Emissions Portfolio group where he is

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Brian A. Rice

Brian A. Rice

Investment Officer

CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Mr. Rice is the lead Investment Officer in the CalSTRS Corporate Governance Department and has been working in the

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Bruce H. Braine

Bruce H. Braine

Vice President

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

Bruce Braine is vice president, strategic policy analysis for American Electric Power where he focuses on analysis

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Bruce M. Kahn

Bruce M. Kahn

Director, Senior Investment Analyst for Climate Change Strategies

DEUTSCHE BANK ASSET MANAGEMENT

Bruce joined the Company in 2008 with 20 years of experience in environmental research, most recently as it

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Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Vice President - Carbon Finance

CLIMATE CHANGE CAPITAL

Chris Hunter leads the Carbon Finance team in the United States for Climate Change Capital (CCC), and is

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Chris R. McDermott

Chris R. McDermott

Manager - Environmental Investments

HARTZ CAPITAL, INC.

Chris McDermott is the Manager of Environmental Investments at Hartz Capital Inc., a family investment office that

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David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING

David Harrison is Senior Vice President and head of NERA’s global environment practice. NERA is a leading firm

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Fiji C. George

Fiji C. George

Climate Change Strategies, Director

EL PASO CORPORATION

Fiji George is the Climate Change Strategy Director at El Paso Corporation. In this position he leads El Paso\'s

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Gerrity Lansing

Gerrity Lansing

President & CEO

EQUATOR LLC

Gerrity is one of the Founders of Equator, LLC. A successful entrepreneur and experienced investor, Gerrity

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Jean-Philippe Brisson

Jean-Philippe Brisson

Senior Advisor

CLIMATE ACTION RESERVE

Jean-Philippe Brisson has more than ten years of experience working with and investing in carbon markets. JP is a

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David Hunter, Ph.D.

David Hunter, Ph.D.

Director, US Policy

INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATION (IETA)

Dr. David Hunter is Director, US Policy for the International Emissions Trading Association and runs IETA\'s

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Kara Saul Rinaldi

Kara Saul Rinaldi

Climate Change Policy Strategist

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

President

BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Lisa Jacobson serves as the Executive Director for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy – a broad-based

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Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Director, Economic Policy and Analysis

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

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Matthew A. Most

Matthew A. Most

Managing Director, Environmental Policy & Strategy

EDISON MISSION ENERGY

Matthew Most is the Managing Director of Environmental Policy for Edison Mission Energy. Most is responsible for

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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman

Executive Director, Environmental Markets Strategy

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

Ben Feldman, Head of Origination-North America, Environmental Markets, joined J.P. Morgan in February 2008 and is

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David G. Braun

David G. Braun

Managing Director, Head of Carbon Trading

KNIGHT QUANTITATIVE TRADING

Daniel G. Braun, Managing Director, Head of Carbon Trading, is responsible for developing Knight's capabilities to

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Rouba F. Farah

Rouba F. Farah

Director

KARBONE

Rouba F. Farah is a director at Karbone, a full service environmental commodity brokerage, project finance and

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Charles Read

Charles Read

Partner

O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP

Charlie Read divides his time between O’Melveny's Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. He is co-chair of the

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William L. Thomas

William L. Thomas

Counsel, Environmental and Climate Change

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

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Robert Kaineg

Robert Kaineg

Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Scott M. Porter

Scott M. Porter

Managing Director

TERRA GLOBAL CAPITAL

Scott M. Porter has over 20 years of experience in capital markets with structured transactions, trading, and

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Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

Senior Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Christopher Sherry

Christopher Sherry

Research Scientist

NJ DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Christopher Sherry works on climate change policy issues in the Office of Climate and Energy for the New Jersey

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David Nussbaum

David Nussbaum

Vice President, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Markets

EVOLUTION MARKETS INC.

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Jonathan E. Schrag

Jonathan E. Schrag

Executive Director

REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE (RGGI) INC.

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Pre-Summit Workshop

Workshop A: Carbon Trading 101

Tuesday January 12, 2010 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am

What will be covered:

  • Overview of offsets and their purpose
  • Examining offset quality fundamentals such as:
    • Additionality and why it matters
    • Key quality criteria (permanence, third party certification, verification, etc.)
    • Learn about various emission reduction project sectors and the offset market
    • Understanding the regulatory offset market in both domestic and international terms
  • Discussing international initiatives such as Kyoto CDM and JI, Australia’s New South Wales, New Zealand, and Japan
  • Examining the effect of US initiatives such as RGGI, WCI, MCA, CA AB 32, OR and WA Carbon Dioxide Standards

How you will benefit:

  • Learn the basics of carbon trading and general trends and outlook for US regulatory market
  • Gain an understanding of the voluntary offset market such as the current state of affairs, emerging standardization (VCS), and registries (CCAR & Environmental Resources Trust)
  • Examine the interaction and roles of the voluntary and regulatory markets
  • Assess the future prospects for US markets
Shanna Brownstein

Shanna Brownstein

Program Manager

THE OFFSET QUALITY INITIATIVE

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Pre-Summit Workshop

Workshop B: Investment Opportunities and Risk Management in US Carbon Markets

Tuesday January 12, 2010 | 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

What will be covered:

  • Where are the carbon market investment opportunities today?
  • How legislative and regulatory developments impact the market
  • Regulatory compliance, contracting, and optimal transaction structures
  • Risk management best practices for compliance entities and carbon traders
  • How the carbon markets trade: OTC markets and exchanges, global markets/regional markets, products, derivatives, liquidity and volatility.
  • The real economic value of a carbon credit that can be bought, sold or hedged
  • How can companies secure the best price for their carbon products?

How you will benefit:

  • Gain an understanding on how the carbon trading market will develop beyond 2010
  • Understand the implications for the current global and voluntary US trading schemes
  • Hear ‘real world’ case studies of carbon investment strategies
  • Acquire knowledge of managing legal, regulatory, and investment risk in carbon markets
William L. Thomas

William L. Thomas

Counsel, Environmental and Climate Change

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

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David Nussbaum

David Nussbaum

Vice President, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Markets

EVOLUTION MARKETS INC.

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Pre-Summit Workshop

Workshop C: Carbon Offsets in a US Cap and Trade Program: Politics, Availability, Costs and Regulation

Tuesday January 12, 2010 | 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

What will be covered:

  • Political issues related to use of offsets in a US cap and trade program
  • Prospects for linking a US program to international markets through global offsets
  • To which level and how fast can offset supply from potential US offset sectors develop?
  • What will be the likely cost or price of offsets?
  • Which are the main risks involved in offset investments?
  • The most important regulatory issues that need to be addressed developing a domestic offset program
  • What will be the implications of offsets on US carbon prices and compliance costs?

How you will benefit:

  • Get up to date information of political, legislative and regulatory issues related to offsets
  • Gain an understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with offset markets
  • Understand the implications of use offsets for a US carbon trading program
Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Director Advisory Services

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Robert Kaineg

Robert Kaineg

Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

Senior Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Xantha Bruso

Xantha Bruso

Senior Climate Protection Program Manager, Environmental Policy Dept.

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO.

Xantha Bruso is the Senior Program Manager in the Climate Protection & Analysis group of the Environmental Policy

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Deborah Jennings

Deborah Jennings

Chair, Environmental Practice Group

DLA PIPER

Deborah Jennings, chair of DLA Piper\'s Environmental group, practices environmental law and energy law and litigation.

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Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

Director of Research

CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA

Dr. Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director of

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Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Michael H. Schwartz Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy

DUKE ENERGY GENERATION SERVICES

Michael Schwartz is Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy for Duke Energy Generation Services, an unregulated

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Milo Sjardin

Milo Sjardin

Head, North America

NEW CARBON FINANCE

Milo is currently Head of New Carbon Finance North America, and has been a leading expert on carbon market analysis and

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Shanna Brownstein

Shanna Brownstein

Program Manager

THE OFFSET QUALITY INITIATIVE

Shanna Brownstein joined The Climate Trust in December 2008. She serves as the Program Manager for The Offset Quality

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Trevor Sikorski

Trevor Sikorski

Director, Commodities Research

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

Trevor Sikorski is a Director of Carbon Markets and Environmental Products Research within the Commodities Research

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Evan Juska

Evan Juska

Senior Policy Manager

THE CLIMATE GROUP

Evan is the Senior Policy Manager for The Climate Group, a coalition of the world’s most influential businesses and

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Lucia Green-Weiskel

Lucia Green-Weiskel

Project Manager

INNOVATION CENTER FOR ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION

Lucia Green-Weiskel has lead the development of and now manages the Climate Change program at the Innovation Center for

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Martin Whittaker

Martin Whittaker

Director

MISSION POINT CAPITAL

Martin Whittaker is a Director of MissionPoint Capital Partners, a Connecticut-based private investment firm, where he

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Martina Aufiero

Martina Aufiero

Vice President

GOLDMAN SACHS

Martina Aufiero is Vice President, Principal Strategic Investing at Goldman Sachs where she focuses on Environmental,

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Nikhil Chandavarkar

Nikhil Chandavarkar

Chief of Communication and Outreach, Division of Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS

Nikhil Chandavarkar is Chief of Communication and Outreach, Division of Sustainable Development, United Nations

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Russell Read

Russell Read

Senior Managing Partner

C CHANGE INVESTMENTS, LLC

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Lex de Jonge

Lex de Jonge

Chairman

CDM EXECUTIVE BOARD, UNFCCC

Lex de Jonge is a member and as of 2009 Chair of the CDM Executive Board. He graduated as chemical engineer and worked

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Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Kjell Olav Kristiansen

Director Advisory Services

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

Kjell Olav Kristiansen is Director of Advisory Services at Point Carbon North America. He has three decades of energy

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Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Environmental Markets Development Specialist, Commodity Portfolio Management

CAPITAL POWER CORPORATION

Andrew Hall works for Capital Power Corporation in the Environment and Emissions Portfolio group where he is

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Brian A. Rice

Brian A. Rice

Investment Officer

CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Mr. Rice is the lead Investment Officer in the CalSTRS Corporate Governance Department and has been working in the

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Bruce H. Braine

Bruce H. Braine

Vice President

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

Bruce Braine is vice president, strategic policy analysis for American Electric Power where he focuses on analysis of

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Bruce M. Kahn

Bruce M. Kahn

Director, Senior Investment Analyst for Climate Change Strategies

DEUTSCHE BANK ASSET MANAGEMENT

Bruce joined the Company in 2008 with 20 years of experience in environmental research, most recently as it relates to

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Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Vice President - Carbon Finance

CLIMATE CHANGE CAPITAL

Chris Hunter leads the Carbon Finance team in the United States for Climate Change Capital (CCC), and is responsible

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Chris R. McDermott

Chris R. McDermott

Manager - Environmental Investments

HARTZ CAPITAL, INC.

Chris McDermott is the Manager of Environmental Investments at Hartz Capital Inc., a family investment office that has

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David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

David Harrison, Jr., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING

David Harrison is Senior Vice President and head of NERA’s global environment practice. NERA is a leading firm of

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Fiji C. George

Fiji C. George

Climate Change Strategies, Director

EL PASO CORPORATION

Fiji George is the Climate Change Strategy Director at El Paso Corporation. In this position he leads El Paso\'s

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Gerrity Lansing

Gerrity Lansing

President & CEO

EQUATOR LLC

Gerrity is one of the Founders of Equator, LLC. A successful entrepreneur and experienced investor, Gerrity oversees

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Jean-Philippe Brisson

Jean-Philippe Brisson

Senior Advisor

CLIMATE ACTION RESERVE

Jean-Philippe Brisson has more than ten years of experience working with and investing in carbon markets. JP is a

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David Hunter, Ph.D.

David Hunter, Ph.D.

Director, US Policy

INTERNATIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING ASSOCIATION (IETA)

Dr. David Hunter is Director, US Policy for the International Emissions Trading Association and runs IETA\'s

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Kara Saul Rinaldi

Kara Saul Rinaldi

Climate Change Policy Strategist

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

President

BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Lisa Jacobson serves as the Executive Director for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy – a broad-based

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Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Nathaniel Keohane, Ph.D

Director, Economic Policy and Analysis

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

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Matthew A. Most

Matthew A. Most

Managing Director, Environmental Policy & Strategy

EDISON MISSION ENERGY

Matthew Most is the Managing Director of Environmental Policy for Edison Mission Energy. Most is responsible for

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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman

Executive Director, Environmental Markets Strategy

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

Ben Feldman, Head of Origination-North America, Environmental Markets, joined J.P. Morgan in February 2008 and is

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David G. Braun

David G. Braun

Managing Director, Head of Carbon Trading

KNIGHT QUANTITATIVE TRADING

Daniel G. Braun, Managing Director, Head of Carbon Trading, is responsible for developing Knight's capabilities to

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Rouba F. Farah

Rouba F. Farah

Director

KARBONE

Rouba F. Farah is a director at Karbone, a full service environmental commodity brokerage, project finance and carbon

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Charles Read

Charles Read

Partner

O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP

Charlie Read divides his time between O’Melveny's Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. He is co-chair of the

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William L. Thomas

William L. Thomas

Counsel, Environmental and Climate Change

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

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Robert Kaineg

Robert Kaineg

Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Scott M. Porter

Scott M. Porter

Managing Director

TERRA GLOBAL CAPITAL

Scott M. Porter has over 20 years of experience in capital markets with structured transactions, trading, and portfolio

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Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

Senior Analyst

POINT CARBON NORTH AMERICA

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Christopher Sherry

Christopher Sherry

Research Scientist

NJ DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Christopher Sherry works on climate change policy issues in the Office of Climate and Energy for the New Jersey

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David Nussbaum

David Nussbaum

Vice President, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Markets

EVOLUTION MARKETS INC.

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Jonathan E. Schrag

Jonathan E. Schrag

Executive Director

REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE (RGGI) INC.

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