Carbon trading from Kyoto to Copenhagen

21 May 2009 - Event
21 May 2009 to 24 May 2009
DATE: 21-24 May 2009 VENUE: Universität Lüneburg, Campus; Scharnhorststraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Speaker: - Oscar Reyes, Carbon Trade Watch, Transnational Institute The Kyoto Protocol, drawn up in 1997, laid the groundwork for a global system of carbon trading that is now worth around $100 billion per year. The UN´s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has almost 1,500 registered projects (with another 3,000 in the pipeline), yet its record is woeful in both environmental and social terms. This workshop will begin with a history of the CDM and other market-based mechanisms for climate mitigation, including a global overview and selected case studies. It will then critically examine proposals for the reform and extension of carbon trading within the current UN climate negotiations, setting out the positions of the various parties on such issues as CDM reform and sectoral carbon markets (including the possible creation of forest carbon markets in the guise of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation). BUKO 32 Kongress