March 26, 2014 | San Francisco, California

Code REDD will present a workshop on “Recent Developments in the REDD+ Voluntary Market and Opportunities for Integrating REDD+ into California’s Climate Policies” at the Navigating the American Carbon World Conference in San Francisco on March 26th.

Navigating the American Carbon World is the largest and most comprehensive gathering for information and discussion around climate change policy and carbon markets. The REDD+ workshop will take place on its opening day, March 26, from 2:00-4:00PM. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Workshop Description:

REDD+ holds tremendous promise as a cost-effective, viable solution for mitigating climate change by dramatically slowing rates of deforestation. Both the potential inclusion of REDD+ at the jurisdictional level in California’s compliance markets and recent high profile transactions within the Voluntary Carbon Market at the project level suggest that REDD+ carbon offsets are here to stay.

Topics include recent REDD+ developments and transactions in the Voluntary Market, differences between project level and jurisdictional level REDD+ (and how they could potentially be combined), recent developments in global compliance markets for REDD+, and opportunities for integrating REDD+ into California’s own climate policies. In addition, new research will be presented that suggests California could triple its contribution to climate change mitigation by slowing deforestation through the adoption of REDD+ into its compliance market.

This workshop is presented by the Forests4Climate Coalition, which includes The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, Green Technology Leadership Group, the Earth Innovation Institute, and Code REDD.

This workshop will be useful for consultants, compliance and voluntary carbon offset buyers, REDD+ project developers, corporations, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning more about developments and opportunities for integrating REDD+ into California’s climate policies or sustainability strategies.

The workshop is free and open to the public- learn more here.