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Carbon Finance: Focus on the World Bank and International Offsets

October 8, 2008 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The buying and selling of greenhouse gas emission reductions in developing countries by governments and companies in industrialized countries is seen as a panacea by some and a false solution by others.

Speakers on this panel will address the effectiveness of the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in greenhouse gas mitigation and sustainable development; the World Bank’s pioneering role in carbon markets; the role of forests in greenhouse gas mitigation schemes, including the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; and the connection between gas flaring reduction and the CDM in Nigeria.

Speakers may include:

Susanne Breitkopf, Senior Campaigner, Africa Forest Campaign, Greenpeace International
Patrick McCully, Executive Director, International Rivers
Janet Redman, Researcher, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
Chima Williams, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth-Nigeria

For more information on either panel, please contact:

Janet Redman
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, IPS

Karen Orenstein
International Finance Campaign Coordinator, Friends of the Earth U.S.


October 8, 2008
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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