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Forest Carbon Comes of Age: New Finance for Conservation

Date: October 29, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Instructor: Constance Best
Cost: $55 before 10/28, then cost will increase to $65
Level: Intermediate


Thanks to the 2012 launch of the nation's first cap-and-trade greenhouse gas reduction program in California, forests across the U.S. can now be conserved and managed for carbon offsets that generate real climate benefits and real revenue. Land trusts are already taking advantage of this opportunity by developing carbon projects and selling offsets to help carbon emitters meet their state obligations. This timely session explains the latest in this growing market: How projects are developed and what the economics are. Who is selling and who is buying? Examples of conservation projects being underwritten with carbon revenues and how California's advances are influencing national climate action.

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