Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

North American Carbon World Conference

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 8 a.m. to Friday, April 6 - 5 p.m.
InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street (corner of 5th and Howard), San Francisco, California 94103
North American Carbon World Conference


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The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will present the program for the 2018 North American Carbon World (NACW) conference in San Francisco, April 4-6, in partnership with NACW organizer Climate Action Reserve. The conference will address the most pressing issues in climate policy and carbon markets to the largest gathering of climate professionals in North America. 

At the conference:

The Nicholas Institute will present the emissions trading systems simulation workshop "For Smarter Market Design and Capacity Building," with the Environmental Defense Fund 2-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Emissions trading systems have the potential to cap and cut climate pollution, spur investment in innovative technologies, and contribute to economic growth. The nature of these benefits is a function of program design, administration, and the aptitude of those who administer and are subject to the ETS. Workshop participants will manage a facility, implement a carbon portfolio management strategy, and measure performance against environmental and economic metrics. Register.

Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute, will participate in the panel "Rising from the Ashes: State Responses to the Clean Power Plan Dismantling" on April 5. The session will explore the battle over Clean Power Plan federal regulations, review the challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's endangerment finding, and explore how state-level initiatives and best practices are addressing climate change in lieu of a federal mandate.

On Friday, April 6, join Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing for a breakfast discussion on "Advancing Carbon Pricing Policy at Home and Abroad" from 8:15-9:15 a.m. From leaded fuels to sulfur emissions to greenhouse gases, the United States has a storied history in using market-based policies to advance its environmental agenda. Such policies are essential for meeting global climate challenges and the expertise and experience underpinning market-based approaches, including that at the Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has growing relevance for subnational efforts in the U.S. and for a range of stakeholders around the world.

Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing will also speak on the panel "Emerging Carbon Markets: Understanding the Chinese Carbon Market" from 3-4 p.m. This session will explore the design of China’s new carbon market, contrast it with western markets and highlight possible implications to the North American markets.

For more information, visit the event website.