Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) is a global exchange focused on environmental commodity markets. Founded in 2009, CTX operates spot exchanges in multiple markets including Emissions, Voluntary Carbon, Renewable Energy and Water. With a vision to bring greater liquidity and transparency to the global markets, CTX links market participants around the world to facilitate the secure trading of products. CTX uniquely interfaces with approved registries and financial intermediaries including Wells Fargo, Westpac, APX, Climate Action Reserve, VCS, American Carbon Registry and The Gold Standard. www.ctxglobal.com
PG&E is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. PG&E offers a full portfolio of options to help customers save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, including leading programs for energy efficiency, demand response and solar installations. To learn more, visit www.pgecorp.com/sustainability.
APX Environmental Markets is a leading infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets in renewable energy and greenhouse gases, including for the Climate Action Reserve. APX business services also include the APX VCS Registry and the APX Environmental Management Account. With more than 2 billion certificates under management and 5000 global firms as account holders, APX market infrastructure has set the standard for ensuring integrity in environmental markets for more than a decade. www.apx.com
ClimeCo Corporation is a respected project developer, advisor, investor and trader of both voluntary and compliance grade environmental commodity products across numerous project types, including methane abatement, ODS destruction, nitrous oxide abatement and waste composting. ClimeCo provides leading expertise in Western Climate Initiative (WCI) program implementation and Canadian Province linkage, in addition to regional criteria pollutant trading programs. www.climeco.com
The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by helping to build a strong, clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, we support education and analysis to advance policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. This spurs innovation and productivity, growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. For 25 years we have supported grantees to help educate business and community leaders, policymakers, and the general public about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. www.ef.org
Combining unparalleled project development experience with extensive carbon market knowledge, our in-house team of six professional foresters and tribal leaders offers the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the US. Finite has 30 California ARB IFM projects under development, nine of which are ARB registered, representing 1.7 million acres and 30 million offsets through 2020 for a diverse set of US landowners including Native American tribes, TIMOs, REITs, and land trusts. www.finitecarbon.com
ICIS provides superior market intelligence for the US carbon markets, including California and RGGI. Our core offering is extensive, high-quality data and estimates on all relevant areas of emissions trading in California and in RGGI relation to buying and selling carbon credits. ICIS has developed a unique modeling approach to analyze carbon markets utilizing the specific characteristics of emissions trading schemes (ETS) like the California Cap and Trade Program. Standing out from our competitors, ICIS uses a unique Timing Impact Model in its data which shows the historical and forecasted behavior of market participants’ impacts on carbon credit prices. www.icis.com
IETA has been the leading voice of the business community on the subject of carbon markets for 15 years. IETA’s 130 member companies include some of the world’s leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, paper, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, brokering and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries. www.ieta.org
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with over 2,200 lawyers located in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers. With the largest environmental practice of any firm in the world and Band 1 rankings in Chambers USA for Environmental Law and US Climate Change, Latham provides unparalleled capabilities across a range of energy and climate change matters. Clients from all sectors, including large emitters and financial institutions, routinely turn to Latham & Watkins for dedicated expertise with industry-related litigation, advocacy, compliance and enforcement work. Highlights from our work in 2015 include sector-wide leadership in response to EPA’s 111(d) Clean Power Plan; representation at the United Nations’ 21st Annual Conference of the Parties; guidance regarding Emissions Trading Schemes in China, Europe and the US; and advocacy in connection with California’s municipal fracking bans and cap-and-trade and fuel program requirements.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the nation’s largest municipal utility, having provided water and power service to Los Angeles residents and businesses for over 100 years. More than 8,800 employees serve the City of Los Angeles with water and power in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. LADWP is a proprietary agency of the City, with the full responsibility for meeting the electric and water requirement of 3.9 million people in Los Angeles. www.ladwp.com
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
Forest Carbon Partners, an investment fund managed by New Forests, finances and develops forest carbon offset projects for the California carbon market. We work with family, industrial and tribal landowners to create carbon offset projects that deliver real value – increasing and diversifying revenue for timberland owners. Our work delivers a reliable, high-volume supply of quality offsets to businesses regulated under the California cap and trade system.
The nation’s sixth largest community-owned electric service provider, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has provided low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to California’s Capital region. SMUD is an award-winning industry leader for its innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, driven now by its Sustainable Power Supply objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% of 1990 levels by 2050 while protecting the environment and controlling costs. For more information, visit www.smud.org.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is responsible for regulating emissions from stationary sources in the nine counties that surround the San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties. The Air District aims to create a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident while protecting and improving public health, air quality, and the global climate. www.baaqmd.gov
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison – one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. http://www.edison.com
Pacific Forest Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a think-and-do-tank of scientists, forest managers, conservationists, policy wonks, eco-entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts that—working with many diverse partners—is building a new model for conservation and commerce. Our work over the last 20 years has one aim: keep working forests working for all the benefits they provide. www.pacificforest.org
Québec continues to take on challenges for the fight against climate change which calls for immediate, concerted action on the part of society as a whole—both nationally and internationally. It continues to work with other North American governments to push for carbon pricing and broaden the WCI market which could, in the future, expand even further by linking with similar markets around the globe. Indeed, the larger the reach of WCI’s carbon market, the more effective and the better positioned it will be to contribute to the global effort to fight climate change. www.international.gouv.qc.ca
Carbon Neutral Sponsors
CE2 Carbon Capital, a joint-venture of CE2 Capital Partners and energy private equity investor Energy Capital Partners, is building a portfolio of carbon assets in North America. CE2 Carbon Capital finances and develops Projects across North America that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG”). It is also a leading investor in compliance-oriented carbon offsets and renewable energy credits created by such Projects. www.ce2capital.com
First Environment has supported organizations’ climate change mitigation goals related to GHG reductions for over 17 years. We assist in corporate inventory development, inventory verifications, emission reduction projects, methodology validations, and third party validation and verification to register and sell credits through CAR, VCS, ACR, etc. Our clients represent various sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, mining and metals, transportation, waste management, and manufacturing. We are also the first U.S.-based approved verifier under Climate Bonds Standard 2.0 for green bonds assessment. www.firstenvironment.com
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.
We are an accredited ANSI and UNFCCC CDM Validation /Verification Body as well as an accredited California Air Resources Board (ARB) Offset and Mandatory Reporting Verification Body. Our people deliver comprehensive climate risk, energy, and greenhouse gas management services to enable efficient and sustainable business practices. www.ghd.com
ISU-Environmental Insurance has been working with Carbon Offset Insurance for over 3 years now. ISU has over 170 locations and is licensed in every state and continues to be the only brokerage offering the invalidation coverage. Over the last few months our policy has been enhanced and revised to accommodate offset credit owners and developers. Our premiums have been very competitive. We are now obtaining quotations for many large compliance buyers who covet the invalidation insurance coverage. The policy will simply replace the invalidated offset credits with CARB allowances. The insurance can be purchased at any time during the process and will follow the offset credits to provide coverage for the new owner when sold or traded.
S&A Carbon is a trusted verification services provider. We are currently accredited by the California Air Resources Board to conduct offset project verifications, and specialize in forestry, livestock, and ODS projects. S&A Carbon is also an ANSI applicant and will soon be providing verification services in other markets. Our team has extensive carbon market experience and is driven to protect the integrity of the offset market by providing high-quality services to our clients. www.saacarbon.com
SCS Global Services (SCS) is a worldwide leader in carbon offset project assessments under both voluntary and regulatory offset frameworks. SCS has verified about 70 million tonnes of CO2-e and completed over 150 assessments of forest and land use offset projects, including 9 native ARB forestry projects. Since the GHG Program’s inception in 2009, SCS has gained a reputation for technical expertise, high-quality, and excellent customer service in the verification of several GHG sectors, including forestry and land use, ODS, landfill, livestock, and energy.