Carbon Forum North America is the cornerstone carbon event for those interested in North American government policies impacting carbon markets and carbon compliance. In five plenary and eight workshop sessions, leaders including WRI's Franz Litz will cover topics including climate policy in 2011-2012, discuss the implications for carbon markets, and offer critical advice and information that will help market practitioners and compliance entities alike sort out the complex and rapidly evolving world of carbon markets and regulation. The conference will cover developments both inside and outside of Washington, including the WCI, RGGI, California, Ottawa, and the Provinces; as well as the state of international affairs. (View the Program)

Confirmed speakers include (View All Speakers):

  • Senator Joe Lieberman, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, former Vice-Presidential candidate and lead author of the Senate's leading climate legislation.
  • Congressman Collin Peterson, United States Representative from Minnesota and Ranking Member, House Agriculture Committee.
  • Congressman John Garamendi, United States Representative from California.
  • Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board.
  • Former Congressman Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future; former Chairman, Energy and Power Subcommittee; played key roles in enacting the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and 1992 Energy Policy Act.
  • Jason Grumet, President, Bipartisan Policy Center; chief energy advisor to President Obama during the 2008 campaign.
  • Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Partner, Covington & Burling; former chief White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President Jimmy Carter; former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union; former Under Secretary of State, Under Secretary of Commerce, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton.
  • Joëlle Chassard, Manager, Carbon Finance Unit, The World Bank.

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