Schwarzenegger, de Boer, Delbeke and Drexhage to speak at Carbon Forum America 2008 in SF on 26-27 February

January 11, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Posted in 2008, America, California, Carbon Forum America, Climate change, de Boer, Delbeke, Drexhage, Emissions trading, GHG emissions, Global markets, Markets, Moscone Center, Policy matters, San Francisco, Schwarzenegger, Speakers, State legislation, Technology, Trade Fair, Trade Fairs, United States, US | Leave a comment

Carbon Forum America is The Benchmark Event for America’s Emerging Carbon Market.  I received this information today, thanks to Franz Balve of Koelnmesse, and hope those of you who are interested can attend:

Carbon Forum America 2008

February 26-27, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


CARBON FORUM AMERICA today announced its invited high profile speakers. Among them are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California and Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and host of the Bali conference which ended last week. Other speakers include Jos Delbeke, Director of the European Commission and known for designing the EU’s CO2 emissions trading scheme and John Drexhage, Director of IISD’s Climate Change and Energy Program, an expert on regulatory frameworks for greenhouse gas emissions and post-2012 climate change regimes.

The two day Trade Fair and Conference will take place from February 26-27, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The Plenary sessions will look at California’s lead in designing state legislation and how state initiatives can be linked to federal and global markets. The Conference tracks will consist of three streams with 21 workshops navigating attendees through the essential issues of Policy Matters, Market Place and Technology.

Policy Stream sessions will examine regional programs and prominent policy issues needed to regulate carbon markets. Market Stream Sessions will showcase carbon markets in operation. All sessions will provide in-depth knowledge on investment strategies, accounting issues, carbon trading and compliance issues. Technology Stream Sessions will highlight a series of technological innovations as a result of energy and carbon pricing. Workshops will identify risk and opportunities.

Over 100 speakers will be featured during the 2 day Conference. They will include Senior Management from PG&E, Clifford Chance, EcoSecurities, Chevron, JP Morgan, Natsource and the World Bank. The majority of companies speaking during the workshop sessions will also be represented with exhibits on the trade show floor adjacent the Conference rooms at the Moscone Center. Conference delegates will consist of Bankers, Law Firms, Verifiers, Industrials, Investment Promotion Agencies, Technology Providers, Policy Makers as well as Students and Faculty.

A Conference program overview detailing sessions, speakers and timeline, as well as a listing of current exhibitors is available on

More information from that website follows:


According to New York Times, Carbon Trading is one of the fastest growing specialties in the financial service industry and is estimated to grow from $30 billion to $ 1 Trillion in the next decade. London’s Financial World thinks that Carbon Trading will be the world’s biggest commodity. The US is seeing a strong shift towards voluntary carbon emission and an urgency among local governments to pass environmental legislation. The upcoming months will shape the future of the North American Carbon Emission market and legislation. Issues such as policy, market place and technology will be formulated and created.

CARBON FORUM AMERICA (CFA) 2008 is a response to the demand for an organized and regulated market. Unlike others, CFA is the first US industry event which combines a Trade Fair with a Conference. Organized by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse the event will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California from February 26 – 27, 2008.

The cooperation between Koelnmesse and IETA has created many successful events over the last 4 years among them CARBON EXPO in COLOGNE and Carbon Expo Asia in Beijing.

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