The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Climate Action Reserve will co-sponsor an official side event at the climate talks in Paris 9:30-10:50 a.m. on December 8.
The program will look at forests and their role in the fight against climate change, both through sequestering additional carbon from the atmosphere and by avoiding the emissions of carbon due to deforestation. This panel will examine real examples of how carbon markets are creating positive change on forest lands in the U.S. and across the world. Leaders from California, China and elsewhere will discuss the policies and incentives that are leading this effort and will consider the potential for future expansion of this market. The session will be moderated by Brian Murray, director of the Environmental Economics Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.