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Monday, September 30
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN FOR EARLY CHECK-IN
Tuesday, October 1
8:00 am
Registration and Exhibit Hall open with Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
OPENING REMARKS
9:15 AM
Plenary I: Clean Air Act & The States
10:30 AM
Coffee (exhibit hall)
11:00 AM
Plenary II: International Action: Building a global effort from the bottom up
12:15 PM
Lunch (exhibit hall)
12:30 PM
Keynote Address
1:30 PM
Breakout Sessions 1

Room 1: State of Clean Energy in 2013: Policy Update & Market Briefing
Room 2: Nuts & Bolts of Linking

2:45 PM
Short Break (foyer)
3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions 2

Room 1: Forests, and Livestock, and Refrigerants (oh my!): Offsets in the Golden State
Room 2: Communicating climate science to the C-Suite

4:15 PM
Coffee (Exhibit Hall)
4:45 PM
Keynote Address
5:00 PM
Plenary III: Sub-National Policy Innovation & Cooperation
6:00 PM
Keynote Address
6:30 PM
Reception at Embassy of Canada

A special reception for CFNA participants at the Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. Shuttles will be available from L’Enfant Plaza Hotel to the venue. A government issued photo ID is required to enter the Embassy.

Wednesday, October 2
7:30 AM
Registration and Exhibit Hall open with Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Plenary IV: Moving corporate offsetting into a business as usual practice
9:45 AM
Keynote Address
10:00 AM
Keynote Address
10:15 AM
Keynote Address
10:45 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions 3

Room 1: Corporate Carbon Management
Room 2: Lessons Learned from First Movers

12:30 PM
Lunch (exhibit hall)
1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions 4

Room 1: Climate Resiliency
Room 2: Latest Developments in Agriculture and Forestry

3:00 PM
Coffee (exhibit hall)
3:30 PM
Plenary V: Climate Finance
4:45 PM
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
5:00 PM
Conference Adjourns

Plenaries
I: Clean Air Act & The States
II: International Action: Building a global effort from the bottom up
III: Sub-National Policy Innovation & Cooperation
IV: Moving corporate offsetting into a business as usual practice
V: Climate Finance

Breakout Room 1:

  • •State of Clean Energy in 2013: Policy Update & Market Briefing
  • •Forests, and Livestock, and Refrigerants (oh my!): Offsets in the Golden State
  • •Corporate Carbon Management
  • •Climate Resiliency

Breakout Room 2:

  • •Nuts & Bolts of Linking
  • •Communicating climate science to the C-Suite
  • •Lessons Learned from First Movers
  • •Latest Developments in Agriculture and Forestry
Detailed Program
Monday, September 30
3:00 – 7:00 PM
Registration desk opens for early check-in
Tuesday, October 1
8:00 AM
Registration and Exhibit Hall open with Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Dirk Forrister – President & CEO, IETA
Bruce Braine – Vice President, American Electric Power; Vice-Chairman IETA

9:15 AM
Plenary I: Clean Air Act & The States

On June 25, 2013, President Obama outlined his Climate Action Plan. A centerpiece of this plan is regulation of greenhouse gases from new and existing power plants in the United States. While EPA is tasked with establishing emission standards for new power plants, the regulatory mechanism for existing facilities is much different. Instead of giving EPA direct authority to set national standards for existing power plants, the Clean Air Act directs EPA to establish a procedure for states to issue performance standards for existing sources in that source category. These state plans must be submitted to EPA for approval. This panel will discuss the current actions some states are taking to address emissions from power plants and whether those actions can adequately satisfy EPA’s requirements.

Tom Lawler – Washington Representative, IETA – Moderator

Dallas Burtraw – Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future (Slides)

Collin O’Mara – Secretary of the Environment and Energy, Delaware

Frank Prager – Vice President Environmental & Public Policy, Xcel Energy (Slides)

Brian Turner – Deputy Executive Director for Policy and External Relations, California Public Utilities Commission

10:30 AM
Coffee (exhibit hall)
11:00 AM
Plenary II: International Action: Building a global effort from the bottom up

With countries committed to forging a new global climate agreement in 2015, few are expecting a “top-down” Kyoto-like approach. Instead, the new agreement will likely draw together disparate national efforts in a common global framework. So what is the state of national climate policy around the world? Do governments see climate action as a drag on, or a path to, stronger economic growth? Can emerging national efforts limit warming to 2 degrees? Can a more “bottom-up” approach encourage greater ambition? And how can a new agreement help facilitate a global carbon market?

Elliot Diringer – Executive Vice President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – Moderator

Ambassador Francesco Olivieri – Head of DC Office, Enel

Mark Proegler – Director of Climate and Transport Energy Policy, BP (Slides)

Robert Owen-Jones – Assistant Secretary of Global Climate Action Branch, DIICCRTE Australia

Xueman Wang – Team Leader Partnership for Market Readiness, World Bank

12:15 PM
Lunch (exhibit hall)
12:30 PM
Keynote Address

Chad Holliday – Chairman, Bank of America

1:30 PM
Breakout Sessions 1
Room 1: State of Clean Energy in 2013: Policy Update & Market Briefing

The world’s clean energy investment & deployment landscape has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Join this special session to learn more about: current and projected trends in U.S. and global clean energy investment and deployment; key economic, policy, and technology factors that are driving these developments; how major markets, like the US, Europe, China, and India, are enabling or impeding clean energy deployment; how different types of investors are evaluating various clean energy project risks and opportunities; and more.

Edward Hoyt – Principal of Clean Energy, Nexant – Moderator

Lisa DeMarco – Partner, Norton Rose

Bob Hilton – Vice President of Power Technologies for Government Affairs, Alstom

Elmer Holt – Chair, CTI Executive Committee (Slides)

Ethan Zindler – Head of Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Slides)

 

Room 2: Nuts & Bolts of Linking

With the difficulties of developing an over-arching international carbon market at the UNFCCC level well documented, we have seen a proliferation of diffuse national, regional, and subnational emissions trading schemes around the world filling that policy void. Instead of a top-down international system, we are seeing bottom-up momentum developing as different jurisdictions explore and cement plans to link carbon markets to one another. This panel will examine the linking agreements being developed between the EU ETS and Australia; California and Quebec; and explore the potential for additional links to be developed between these jurisdictions and others like RGGI, China and more. Panelists will also consider the different forms of linkage available for governments to pursue, and which may be best suited to their programs and economies.

Katie Sullivan – Director of North America Policy and International Climate Finance, IETA

Jean-Yves Benoit – Economist Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment Quebec

Jeff Hopkins – Adviser for Economic and Environmental Policy Rio Tinto (Slides)

Michael Mehling –President, Ecologic Institute (Slides)

Will Nelson – Energy and Environmental Market Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Slides)

2:45 PM
Short Break (foyer)
3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions 2
Room 1: Forests, and Livestock, and Refrigerants (oh my!): Offsets in the Golden State

While the market was pleased to see the first California Air Resources Board (ARB) certified offsets issued at the end of September, investors, developers and compliance entities are assessing to what extent offsets will play a role in the market. Questions persist around supply and demand projections, ARB’s plans for additional protocol development, offset linkage opportunities, and legislative interference. This panel will explore these questions and share thoughts on how the future of California’s offsets market might move forward.

Jennifer Smokelin – Counsel, Reed Smith – Moderator

Olga Chistyakova – Senior Analyst North America, Thomson Reuters (Slides)

Jeff Cohen – Senior VP of Science & Policy, EOS Climate (Slides)

Belinda Morris – California Director, American Carbon Registry

Brad Neff – Cap-and-Trade Implementation Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

 

Room 2: Communicating climate science to the C-Suite

With the approach of the next IPCC report, we expect new developments in science that can be challenging to communicate to corporate executives. Where can companies turn to for accurate and relevant assessments on the potential impacts of climate change on their operations? How can this information then be applied to strategic decision making? And, how can those decisions then be integrated into the corporate culture and communicated to public? This panel will feature top scientists offering a plain English interpretation of the new scientific developments and information resources – with dialogue on how to make it useful to your business.

Richard Harris – Science Correspondent, National Public Radio – Moderator

Peter Backlund – Director of NCAR External Relations and the Integrated Science Program, NCAR (Slides)

Jay Gulledge – Director Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Slides)

Garrett Russo – Communications Director, Verified Carbon Standard

4:15 PM
Coffee (Exhibit Hall)
4:45 PM
Keynote Address

Minister Yves-François Blanchet – Minister of Sustainable Development Environment Wildlife & Parks, Quebec

5:00 PM
Plenary III: Sub-National Policy Innovation & Cooperation

Join this special plenary to hear about the latest policy innovations and developments from sub-national climate leaders. Discussion will explore key drivers, trends and outlooks associated with state/provincial climate action and cooperation in Canada the US and Mexico, as well as how their policy and market innovations may (or may not) be adopted or adapted across other regions. How North America’s sub-national climate leaders are exploring deeper and broader program alignment and cooperation both inside and outside of North American borders – will also be addressed.

Dirk Forrister – President & CEO, IETA – Session Chair
José Ramón Ardavín – Managing Director, Mexican Business Council for Sustainable Development

Gary Gero – President, Climate Action Reserve

Dave Sawyer – Environmental Economist, EnviroEconomics (Slides)

Gray Taylor – Climate Change & Emissions Trading Group, Bennett Jones LLP (Slides)

6:00 PM
Keynote Address

Heather Zichal – Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change

6:30 PM
Reception at the Embassy of Canada

A special reception for CFNA participants at the Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. Shuttles will be available from L’Enfant Plaza Hotel to the venue. A government issued photo ID is required to enter the Embassy.

Wednesday, October 2
7:30 AM
Registration and Exhibit Hall open with Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Plenary IV: Moving corporate offsetting into a business as usual practice

The leading corporate businesses in North America have been using voluntary offsetting programs to meet a number of their business objectives such as demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility and driving internal efficiencies. What are the benefits and obstacles for corporates to gain value and engage in carbon management and offsetting? What are the challenges in communicating the benefit of their investments in credits? How can the carbon market industry help to further replicate these cases and drive down GHG emissions beyond compliance requirements?

Jamal Gore – Managing Director, Carbon Clear – Moderator

Molly Peters-Stanley – Associate Director, Ecosystem Marketplace

James Tansey – CEO, Offsetters

Zubair Zakir – Global Head of Carbon, The Carbon Neutral Company

9:45 AM
Keynote Address

The Honorable Ben Ray Luján – U.S. Representative, New Mexico

10:00 AM
Keynote Address

The Honorable Paul Tonko – U.S. Representative, New York

10:15 AM
Keynote Address

Janet McCabe – Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, US EPA

10:45 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions 3
Room 1: Corporate Carbon Management

Companies today face increasing pressure from their customers, shareholders, and regulators to collect and report out their GHG emissions data. The process can seem daunting and the benefit to the bottom line vague. This panel will aim to clear the air on the procedures and shine a light on the opportunities gained.

Tim Juliani – Director of Corporate Engagement, C2ES – Moderator

Stu Dalheim – Vice President of Shareholder Advocacy, Calvert Investment Management Inc.

Stephen Donofrio – Vice President of Partnerships and Innovation, Carbon Disclosure Project

Jennifer Layke – Director of Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls (Slides)

David Rosenheim – Executive Director, The Climate Registry

 

Room 2: Lessons Learned from First Movers

Setting the stage, the conversation, and demonstrating leadership, the first carbon trading programs had many reasons to get started and jump ahead of the pack. Have the opportunities been worth the risks of not getting the programs perfect from day one? Why lead when you can follow? This session will explore these questions and the lessons learned from some of the first emission trading programs.

Janet Peace – Vice President, Markets and Business Strategy, C2ES – Moderator

David Hone – Senior Climate Change Advisor, Shell (Slides)

Nigel Purvis – President, Climate Advisers (Slides)

Nicole Singh – Executive Director, RGGI, Inc.

Srikanth Venugopal – Director of Environmental Risk & Trading, TransCanada (Slides)

12:30 PM
Lunch (exhibit hall)
1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions 4
Room 1: Climate Resiliency

Economic damages from weather related disasters climbed to near record levels in 2012. Companies, governments and the public are increasingly concerned about the costs of more frequent and intense floods, droughts, hurricanes and wildfires. Recognizing that extreme weather events are impacting their operations, their supply chains and their customers, companies are beginning to take steps to minimize the risks and potential costs – but challenges remain. Exploring the risks and the challenges, this session will take a deeper dive on improving corporate resiliency.

Joe Casola – Staff Scientist and Program Director for Science and Impacts, C2ES – Moderator

Katherine Batten – Global Climate Change Coordinator, USAID

Eduardo Dopazo – Senior Advisor, DNV KEMA (Slides)

Jeff Hopkins – Principal Advisor for International Energy & Climate Policy, Rio Tinto (Slides)

Duncan Marsh – Director of International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy (Slides)

Sabrina Watkins – Head of Sustainable Development, ConocoPhillips (Slides)

 

Room 2: Latest Developments in Agriculture and Forestry

Halting and reversing deforestation, and improving agricultural practices will both be crucial for mitigating climate change. Policies are needed to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD), and many governments are examining REDD action plans. REDD credits within California’s cap-and-trade program hold the potential of using market mechanisms to drive investment in REDD. Additionally, climate smart agriculture has substantial co-benefits to drive sustainable development. This panel draws together forestry and agriculture experts to discuss the latest developments in these sectors and the roles played by governments and the private sector in driving more sustainable land management across the world.

Rick Saines – Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP – Moderator

David Antonioli – CEO, Verified Carbon Standard

Garth Boyd – Senior Partner, Prasino Group

Yvan Champagne – President, Blue Source Canada (Slides)

Alastair Handley – President, Carbon Credit Solutions

3:00 PM
Coffee (exhibit hall)
3:30 PM
Plenary V: Climate Finance

Part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan focuses on supporting the “mobilization of international climate finance”. Interest in this area is growing at lightning speed, particularly across developed regions, which are on the hook for channeling USD 100 billion per year towards climate mitigation/adaptation activities into developing regions by 2020. Reaching this ambitious goal can only be achieved through “smart blending” of innovative (and not so innovative) public, private, and multi-lateral sources of low-carbon finance. Defining and ‘testing’ core climate finance concepts, institutions, tracking, and instruments is happening now. The design and operationalization of core enabling mechanisms to achieve climate finance targets – such as the new UN Green Climate Fund and its Private Sector Facility –is happening now. Private sector and expert opportunities to engage and influence this evolving international climate finance agenda & landscape is happening now. Join us for this timely and unique plenary to learn more and hear a range of perspectives on the currently-evolving climate finance agenda, which includes potential opportunities for North American business.

David Lunsford – Director, Perspectives GmbH – Moderator

Takashi Hongo – Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute (Slides)

Ken Newcombe – CEO, C-Quest Capital

Julian Richardson – CEO, Parhelion Underwriting Ltd.

4:45 PM
Chairman’s Closing Remarks

David Hone – Senior Climate Change Advisor, Shell

5:00 PM
Conference Adjourns
IETA Staff Contacts:
  • •Tom Lawler, Washington Representative, lawler@ieta.org, 202-340-1960
  • •Robin Fraser, Policy Advisor, fraser@ieta.org,
  • •Anthony Mansell, Policy Advisor, Mansell@ieta.org, 202-507-6276
  • •Ben McCarthy, Program Manager, mccarthy@ieta.org 202 507-6279
  • •Katie Sullivan, North American & Climate Finance Director, sullivan@ieta.org, 416 500-4335
C2ES Staff Contacts:
  • •Tim Juliani, Director of Corporate Engagement, julianit@c2es.org, 703-516-0635
  • •Janet Peace, V. P. Markets and Business Strategies, peacej@c2es.org, 703-516-4146
Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.
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