Conservation programs and carbon markets

 Conservation programs and carbon markets

Recent headlines, analyses and policy discussions have been full of developments and proposals regarding climate policy and carbon markets. The climate commitments from numerous corporate entities and the growth of several carbon market integrators point to the promise of economic rewards for producers who can successfully earn credits for sequestering carbon or reducing other greenhouse gas emissions, and market those credits to potential buyers. In just the past few weeks, the CME Group in Chicago announced a new futures market for carbon credits that could provide a price discovery mechanism that has been largely absent since the Chicago Climate Exchange tried and failed with a carbon credit futures market more than a decade ago.

Early phases

While there have been numerous developments and potential opportunities promised regarding climate and carbon markets, the…

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