Climate Change Week NYC cap-and-trade discussion

If you are not in Climate Change, Development and Human Rights this Monday night, Carbon Credit Capital is hosting what promises to be an interesting conversation about cap-and-trade, the EPA and the role of market-based-solutions and legal mechanisms in combating climate change.

Please join us for a panel discussion on a cap-and-trade system and impending EPA regulation. While it is unclear when legislation will pass, it is almost certain that greenhouse gases will be regulated in the US in one form or another. Without clear action from the US Congress, the EPA is mandated to regulate greenhouse gases. The industry remains cautious and concerned with the consequences of relying on a top-down approach instead of market forces.

The panel will focus on the future of the cap-and-trade and potential consequences for industries affected. Panelists will also debate on what it means for the EPA to be the agency implementing and executing greenhouse gas regulation in the US.

Panelists include:

Michael Gerrard is a world-renowned expert and most prolific writer on environmental law in the U.S. Michael Gerrard has an almost unique ability to bridge the public interest and corporate worlds. His law practice has largely involved helping large corporations and real estate developers comply with, and in many cases surpass, the requirements of the environmental laws. He is currently the Director for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.

Rena Gelb heads operations and leads strategic development of Carbon Credit Capital (www.carboncreditcapital.com). Rena manages investment and carbon finance activities, oversees the company’s growth domestically and internationally, and works closely with in-house professionals and international partners.

Senior executives from power and financial industries are to be confirmed.

The panel will be moderated by Mary Rose Brusewitz who is a partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP law firm focusing on Corporate and Securities, International, Energy and Climate Change and Sustainable Energy areas. Mary Rose concentrates her practice on Latin American transactions, most recently in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia among others, representing major Latin American companies as well as U.S., European, and Asian entities doing business in Latin America and elsewhere. Mary Rose regularly works in the area of renewable energy and assists clients in registering, selling and otherwise monetizing carbon credits.

The event is organized by Carbon Credit Capital with partnership with TiE Tri-State and will be held on Monday, September 20th, from 6:00-9:00pm.

Location:
305 7th Avenue, 17th Floor

(Between 27th and 28th Streets)
New York, NY 10001

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 Registration
6:30 – 6:45 Brief introduction by each of the four panelists
6:45 – 7:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 – 8:00 Q&A Session
8:00 – 9:00 Networking

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