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Newsletter: March 2016 Issue
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Nothing But Clear Skies

Spotlight

Cars Can Help Us Understand Voluntary Carbon Prices
The price of carbon offsets can be quite perplexing, with surprising similarities between purchasing offsets and purchasing automobiles. Most models will get you from point A to point B, but there is a question of quality in how you want to get there. The following is a “blue book” guide to the carbon market.

Feature

The Public Sector Can Mitigate Risk for Conservation Investors
Conservation finance is key to building infrastructure and changing land management at the pace and scale needed to avoid climate change impacts. Many projects that depend on grants or government funding can now become investment opportunities via environmental markets.

Point of View
Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

The Brave New World of Carbon Pricing
Worldwide, carbon pricing has become a cornerstone policy tool for tackling climate change. Regions pricing carbon have grown exponentially since 2009 – with the majority of this “bottom-up” growth taking the form of greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs. Included is a look at the status of carbon pricing worldwide, as well as the fragmentation occurring in North America.

Be sure to look out for next months guest post by Leigh Whelpton of Island Press.

The Climate Trust in the News

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Hindsight on 2015 Predictions

Track Record

2.9 million
Tons greenhouse gas reduced

 

5.3 million
Tons of expected emission reductions

 

42
Total Projects

 

$31.6 million
Committed to projects

 


Resources


As part of IETA's new and improved website, they have created a user-friendly Climate Finance Portal available to their members.
On the Road 
We're attending the following events


NAVIGATING THE AMERICAN CARBON WORLD
May 4-6, 2016, San Diego, CA
Meet with
Sean Penrith, Dick Kempka or Sheldon Zakreski


NW COMMUNITY FOREST FORUM
May 9-10, 2016, Portland, OR
Meet with Mik McKee


MISSION INVESTORS EXCHANGE
May 10-12, 2016, Baltimore, MD
Meet with Sean Penrith


SE REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND LAND CONSERVATION
May 11-13, 2016, Birmingham, AL
Meet with 
Dick Kempka

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PRIVATE FOREST LANDOWNERS
May 31-June 3, 2016, Orlando, FL
Meet with 
Dick Kempka
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