An Overview of U.S. Voluntary Markets for Forest Carbon Offsets
Thursday, January 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Forest restoration and conservation are a small but increasingly important component of emerging voluntary markets for carbon offsets in the U.S. and abroad. The presentation will review the status and outlook of these markets and review the audit standards governing accounting and reporting of emissions reductions from forest carbon projects.
Scott Settelmyer is Managing Director of TerraCarbon LLC, where he advises clients on carbon finance and market related matters, including project design, transaction structures, and market strategies for projects in the forestry and land use sector. Prior to founding TerraCarbon, Scott was CFO of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Treasurer for ALLTEL Corporation (a Fortune 250 company), and Manager at Arthur Andersen in Chicago and London. He has a MS in financial markets and trading from the Stuart School of Business in Chicago, and a BA in finance from the University of Illinois. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.
David Shoch is the Director of Forestry and Technical Services for TerraCarbon LLC, advising clients on the design and management of forest carbon offset projects. Prior to joining TerraCarbon, David worked for The Nature Conservancy's Climate Science Group, and with Winrock International where he managed the implementation of carbon measurement and monitoring efforts for a wide range of clients. David received his Masters of Forestry from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Richmond. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters.
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