Newsletter: July 2016 Issue
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Nothing But Clear Skies


Missing the Target with Conservation Finance
“Are we doing enough?” This was the question asked to a packed room in a session titled, “Missing the Target” at the 2016 Mission Investors Exchange conference in Baltimore. The speaker added that with just the money represented in the room, we could change the world! 


Opportunities to Generate Cash Flow for Family Forests
There has been significant discussion about the merits of stacking conservation payments over the past few years. Landowners should clearly understand their options in order to fully exploit each program, while retaining maximum flexibility as credit stacking issues are clarified.

Point of View
Ryan Anderson, Delta Institute

Getting Down to the Roots: Why Soil Matters for Climate Stabilization
Following 2015’s designation as the International Year of Soils by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, soil carbon sequestration is experiencing something of a renaissance among policy and scientific circles. Now the challenge is to translate all this momentum to action, starting with how we approach and develop climate-smart projects.

The Climate Trust in the News

 Position Available: Accounting Coordinator
Hindsight on 2015 Predictions

Track Record

3.2 million
Tons greenhouse gas reduced


5.5 million
Tons of expected emission reductions


Total Projects


$33.2 million
Committed to projects


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On the Road 
We're attending the following events

Sept 20, 2016, New York, NY
Meet with Sean Penrith or Peter Weisberg

Oct 13-14, 2016, Washington DC
Meet with Sean Penrith or Peter Weisberg

Oct 28-30, 2016, Minneapolis, MN
Meet with 
Dick Kempka

Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016, TBD
Meet with Sean Penrith or 
Dick Kempka
“In recent years, I have had the honor to participate in The Trust’s transformation under Sean Penrith’s visionary leadership. Through the Trust’s unique carbon investment fund, the pace of carbon mitigation will be accelerated through deployment of conservation finance that will ultimately scale to achieve measurable benefits to protect our planet. I am honored to play a role in this meaningful initiative and genuinely value my association with The Climate Trust.”
-Laura Beane, Avangrid Renewables


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