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NZ conference on carbon forestry a must

New Zealand, the only country outside Europe with a comprehensive Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), has announced important amendments to strengthen its ETS in face of weak global market conditions. So with significant and on-going changes in carbon trading markets, interest is high for the upcoming international Carbon Forestry 2012 conference in August. Source: Timberbiz

Carbon Forestry 2012 will be held from 22-23 August at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.

The need for changes in New Zealand highlights the challenges Australia is facing with the introduction of the carbon tax. While there is potential in aligning carbon schemes between Australia and New Zealand in the future, there is considerable uncertainty in both the local and international carbon landscape.

International experts will be joined at the conference by local analysts to provide up-to date guidance and market knowledge to investors, landowners, carbon emitters, forest owners and other businesses associated with the business of carbon and carbon trading.

Australia will be represented with key presentations from Mike Tournier, Executive Director of Carbon Market Institute, Jennifer Lauber Patterson, Head of CMIA (Australia & New Zealand), Rob Fowler, Australian/New Zealand representative of the International Emissions Trading Association and Darryl Hawke, Senior Underwriter from Insurance Facilitators Australia and New Zealand.

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