Clearing Carbon: Can The Markets Do It?
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Presented by the Environmental Sciences Section and the Sallan Foundation
Speakers: Luis Martinez , Esq., Natural Resources Defense Council and Veronique Bugnion, Director and Head of Research, North America Point Carbon
Moderator: E. Gail Suchman, Esq. Gilbertii, Stinziano, Heintz & Smith, P.C.
Can markets make a significant dent in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to avoid unprecedented global climate changes? Our 2005 panel explored climate change initiatives and policies designed to shift our energy economy away from carbon-based fuels. Now, our 2006 panel on CO2 markets will examine the European experience and the developing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program in the northeast US.