There are a wide range of opportunities to generate offsets from the agricultural sector and from land-based activities more generally. This session will explore both current and developing offset standards to tap into this important and potentially significant sector, including on farms, rangelands, and grasslands.
Proving that market-based initiatives are effective ways to manage emissions and incentivize participation, new carbon markets have launched around the world. This session will discuss the status and future direction of these markets.
The California State Legislature will consider a number of climate change issues during its 2012 session and will influence many aspects of the cap-and-trade program, including revenue allocations, offset rules and other elements of the program design. This session will provide a unique and rarely-seen look at what the issues are and offer insight into how they may play out.
In North America and around the world, alliances are rolling out their own initiatives to address climate change, taking a bottom up approach and focusing on local action. Representatives from these groups will lead a discussion on their activities, what they hope to accomplish and the role of sub-national initiatives now and in the future.