About Us

Over the last decade, Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) has earned the distinction of being the most important carbon event in North America. It is known for convening the largest group of thought leaders, innovators, pioneers and policy makers and providing the most comprehensive analyses of pressing issues. As veterans of the conference will attest, NACW is unrivaled for firsthand information, networking and innovative discussions.

In its ninth consecutive run, NACW 2011 will be the year’s most valuable carbon event. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Listen to California government leaders and regulators discuss the state’s landmark climate change and energy bill, AB 32
  • Discuss the status of WCI and development of its cap-and-trade program
  • Get the most up-to-date information on supply and demand for allowances and offsets
  • Discuss the roles of agriculture and forestry in the offset markets and learn about the nuts and bolts of offset protocols under AB 32
  • Meet up with colleagues and make new contacts at the year’s best networking event

Attendees will hear and discuss fresh perspectives and ideas on these topics and others facing the carbon world. Because NACW is organized by two long-time carbon participants, the Climate Action Reserve and Point Carbon, the conference is guaranteed to present the most relevant topics and speakers.

NACW has a particularly strong reputation for delivering the most in-depth coverage of developments in California and the West. Originally established as the annual conference for the California Climate Action Registry, NACW grew in scope and scale as the Climate Action Reserve established the nation’s premier carbon offset registry and became the parent organization of the California Registry. As interest and excitement intensifies for climate policy and carbon markets, NACW will help charter the course for actions and solutions addressing climate change.

Climate Action Reserve

The Climate Action Reserve is a private nonprofit organization representing international interests in addressing climate change and bringing together participants from the government, environment and business sectors. As the premier carbon offset registry in North America, it works to ensure environmental benefit, integrity and transparency in the carbon market. It establishes high quality standards for quantifying and verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction projects, oversees independent third-party verification bodies, issues carbon credits generated from such projects and tracks the transaction of credits over time in a transparent, publicly-accessible system. By ensuring that GHG reduction projects provide true environmental benefit and earn high quality offsets, the Climate Action Reserve is creating a trusted and valuable commodity and bringing credibility and efficiency to the carbon market.

For more information, please visit www.climateactionreserve.org.

Point Carbon

Point Carbon, a Thomson Reuters company, is a world-leading provider of independent news, analysis and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon markets. Point Carbon’s comprehensive services provide professionals with market-moving information through monitoring fundamental information, key market players and business and policy developments.

Point Carbon’s in-depth knowledge of power, gas and CO2 emissions market dynamics positions it as the number one supplier of unrivalled market intelligence of these markets. Its staff includes experts in international and regional climate policy, mathematical and economic modeling, forecasting methodologies, risk management and market reporting.

Point Carbon now has more than 30,000 clients, including the world’s major energy companies, financial institutions, organizations and governments, in over 150 countries. Reports are translated from English into Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

In addition to hosting NACW, Point Carbon hosts two of the most respected and prominent conferences in the world’s carbon markets, Carbon Market Insights and Carbon Market Insights Americas. Point Carbon also runs a number of regional conferences, high-level networking events, workshops and training courses.

Point Carbon has offices in Oslo (Head Office), Washington D.C., London, Tokyo, Beijing, Kiev, Hamburg, Zürich and Malmö. For more information about Point Carbon, go to http://www.pointcarbon.com.