Monday, January 31, 2011

Carbon markets

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Economic Research Service is running a conference today and tomorrow on the design of carbon markets: Carbon Market Design: Issues and Opportunities

Monday, January 31, 2011 Morning Session

9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks Kitty Smith, USDA, Economic Research Service, Administrator

9:10 a.m. Kickoff speaker Richard Sandor, Environmental Financial Products, Chairman and CEO; Chicago Climate Exchange, Founder

9:45 a.m. Carbon Markets Marketing, Jim Kharouf, Environmental Markets Newsletter, Editor

10:15 a.m. Lessons from Existing Environmental Markets for the Design of Climate Policy, Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future, Senior Fellow

10:45 a.m. Morning break (coffee and snacks)

11:00 a.m. Implementation of Regional Carbon Markets in the United States Jonathan Schrag, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc., Executive Director

11:30 a.m. The Role of Exchanges in Global Environmental Markets: Confidence, Stability, Transparency,Tom Lewis,Green Exchange, CEO

Afternoon Session

1:15 p.m. Moderating Price Volatility, Andrew Stocking, Congressional Budget Office, Analyst and Market Design Economist

1:45 p.m. Participation in the Carbon Market Albert S. “Pete” Kyle, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance

2:15 p.m. Discussion of Moderating Price Volatility and Participation in the Carbon Market Matthew Harding, Stanford University Department of Economics

2:30 p.m. Alternatives to Quantity-based Climate Policy, Peter Cramton, University of Maryland, Professor of Economics

3:00 p.m. Discussion of Alternatives to Quantity-based Climate Policy Henrik Hasselknippe, Green Exchange

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Morning Session

9:00 a.m. Oil Prices and the Carbon Market, Perry Sadorsky, York University, Schulich School of Business, Associate Professor of Economics

9:30 a.m. Discussion of Oil Prices and the Carbon Market Nela Richardson, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

9:45 a.m. Agricultural Carbon Credits: Lessons Learned from the AgraGate Experience, Dave Miller
Iowa Farm Bureau, Research and Commodity Services, Director

10:15 a.m. Tradeoff Between Permits and Offsets, Adele Morris, Brookings Institution, Fellow

10:45 a.m. Discussion of Agricultural Carbon Credits: Lessons Learned from the AgraGate Experience and Tradeoff Between Permits and Offsets John Horowitz, Economic Research Service

11:00 a.m. Regulatory Perspective on Carbon Markets Eric Juzenas, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Senior Counsel to the Chairman

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