Day 1: Wednesday, June 24

Day 1

Pre-conference workshops

10:00 – 13:00

CDM Session by UNEP Risoe Centre

  • Ms. Miriam Hinostroza, Introduction  PDF

  • Mr. Kasper Agger, The CDM Project Cycle  PDF

  • Mr. John Christensen, CDM Post 2012  PDF

  • Mr. Kasper Agger, The CDM Pipeline  PDF

  • Mr. Arturo Caballero, A2G,
    Programmatic CDM 

  • Mr. Kasper Agger, The CDM Bazaar  PDF

  • Mr. Mauricio Zaballa, REDD and CDM  PDF

Carbon Markets by the World Bank

  • Mr. Alexandre Kossoy,
    State and Trends of the
    Carbon Market 

Day 1


Plenary Room

14:30 – 15:30

Opening ceremony and keynote presentation

Welcome by Host Country and LAC Forum Partners

·    H.E. Ms. Ligia Castro, Minister of Environment, National Environment Authority (ANAM)  PDF

·    Mr. Carlos Flórez, Executive Secretary, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

·    Mr. John Christensen, Head, UNEP Risoe Centre

·    Mr. Eduardo Dopazo, Fund Program Manager, The World Bank

·    Mr. Edwin Aalders, Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)


Keynote presentation

·    H.E. Mr. Martín Torrijos Espino, President of the Republic of Panama. Government of Panama

Plenary Room

15:45 – 17:00

High Level Roundtable:

Progress on the Bali Road map – the role of the carbon market

In Bali the international negotiators agreed upon the Bali Road Map, which since has formed the back bone of the international negotiations. Copenhagen is approaching rapidly - what is the status of the progress made against the Bali Road Map and what role does the Carbon Market play in this process and it possible outcome?  Will the current proposals allow Latin America & the Caribbean to again take a leading role in the GHG Market?

Moderator: Mr. Carlos Flórez, Executive Secretary, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

·    Mr. Eduardo Calvo, Vice-Chair WG II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  PDF

·    Mr. Alfred Grunwaldt, Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

·    Mr. Eduardo Sanhueza, Director, Cambio Climático & Desarrollo

·    Mr. Andrei Marcu, Climate Change & Emissions Trading Advisor, Bennett Jones  PDF


Day 2: Thursday, June 25

Day 2


Plenary Room

09:00 – 10:15

Taking stock - state & trends of the Carbon Market in Latin America and the Caribbean

Following the recent publication of the State of the Market report by the World Bank, market intelligence experts will provide a CDM market overview. Recent developments of market segments will be highlighted and trends shaping the future of carbon markets within the Global Market and Latin American Countries will be discussed.

Moderator: Mr. Edwin Aalders, Director, IETA

·    Mr. Alex Kossoy, Senior Financial Specialist, World Bank  PDF

·    Mr. Jorge Barrigh, Managing Director Latin America, Natsource

·    Mr. Emilio Doens, Manager, Industrial & Environmental Services, SGS  PDF

Plenary Room

10:30 – 11:45

Carbon Trading in a post-2012 climate regime --- Can Latin America benefit?

With the intense debate on a post 2012 climate protection framework, Latin American countries face pressing challenges on how to position themselves within this debate. This session will look at some of the current thinking within the region on prospects for registered CDM projects and associated CER streams, the future of the CDM instrument, and the role of evolving market mechanisms in any post 2012 regime.

Moderator:  Ms. Miriam Hinostroza, Carbon Finance Coordinator, UNEP Risoe Centre  PDF

·    Mr. Paulo Manso, Member, CDM Executive Board

·    Ms. Martha Castillo, Senior Executive PLAC+e, Andean Development Bank (CAF)  PDF

·    Ms. Margarita Cabrera, Senior Business Developer, MGM International  PDF

·    Mr. Francisco Grajales, CDM/JI Acquisitions Expert, Vatenfall Carbon Fund  PDF

Plenary Room

12:00 – 13:15

Regional implications of North American Emissions Trading Schemes

North America has seen significant growth in developing GHG Programs. Although some of these programs are still at their early stage of development, there is an increasing clearer trend on the impacts these programs may have on the international offset demand and in particular for the Latin American countries. This session will focus on the question what impacts can be expected from the US market on the GHG-mitigating activities in Latin America.

Moderator:  Mr. Lenny Hochschild, Managing Director & Head GHG Americas, Evolution Markets

·    Mr. David Antonioli, CEO, VCS Association  PDF

·    Mr. Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor, Climate Change and Emissions Trading, Bennett Jones  PDF

·    Mr. Brian Guzzone, Senior Project Developer, AMERESCO   PDF

·    Mr. Fernando Cubillos, Head, Environmental Markets Latin America, JP Morgan


Current CDM Market

Beyond CDM

Room 1

14:30 – 15:30

Can carbon finance contribute to sustainable transport?

What role can the GHG market play in providing solutions that minimize the impact of emissions from the transport sector? This session will identify key measures that could be still taken in order to improve the effectiveness of the CDM in this sector, and will explore opportunities and challenges for new carbon finance instruments better equipped to foster sustainable transport projects.

Moderator:  Ms. Julia Justo, Executive Director, National Environment Fund (FONAM – Peru)

·    Mr. Sergio Sánchez, Executive Director, Clean Air Initiative   PDF

·    Mr. Enrique Rebolledo, Business Development Manager, Bajo en Carbono Consulting  PDF

·    Mr. Ubaldo Elizondo, Executive PLAC+e, Andean Development Bank / CAF   PDF

Room 2

14:30 – 15:30

Leveraging carbon finance for REDD: the Latin American Lab

Historically, forestry has been strongly represented in Latin America but with the current CDM the overall impact has been limited. Looking at the current international negotiations on REDD, this session will look at ways the forestry activities and their carbon potential can be made workable within Latin America.

Moderator:  Mr. Mauricio Zaballa R., Researcher, UNEP Risoe Centre

·    Mr. Eduardo Dopazo,  Fund Program Manager, The World Bank  PDF

·    Mr. Emilio Sempris, Director, CATHALAC  PDF

·    Ms. Irene Suárez Perez, Senior Policy Advisor, Intl. Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)  PDF

·    Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Director CDM Designated National Authority, D.R. Congo  PDF

Room 1

15:45 – 16:45

Understanding CER price volatility

At the time that the effects of the economic down turn are felt at all levels of the society the carbon markets is equally affected.  With the growing size of the secondary market, project developers were increasingly using the CER value as an financial asset on which to grow their project and/or company.  However, in the current economic climate it is important to understand the fundamentals of the CER pricing as well as its volatility.  This session will discuss some of the fundamentals behind the CER pricing in the current economic environment.

Moderator:  Mr. Cristian Retamal, Project Manager, Carbon Management Consulting Group   PDF

·    Mr.   Nikolaus Schultze, Director Carbon Finance, First Climate  PDF

·    Mr.  Markus Schaller, CDM/JI Contract Manager, EnBW Trading GmBH  PDF

·    Mr.  Matías Steinacker, Origination, Environmental Markets Latin America, JP Morgan  PDF

Room 2

15:45 – 16:45

Beyond Kyoto (I): emerging new demand from regional ETS

With the international negotiations now in full progress regions are equally looking at undertaking direct action within their own jurisdiction in anticipating to a future agreement.  As such the market has seen the development/initiation of regional ETS in among others Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, and Japan.  This session will look at some of these initiatives and debate how they can shape a post 2012 agreement.

Moderator: Mr. Edwin Aalders, Director, IETA

·    Mr. Max DuBuisson, Business Development, Climate Action Reserve  PDF

·    Mr. Raúl Félix, Counsel, Baker & McKenzie México  PDF

Room 1

17:00 – 18:00

CER demand in Latin America: Sourcing carbon finance nowadays

Latin America has traditionally been among the leading regions in developing GHG projects. With the initial start of the CDM the region has seen a shift of the market to low hanging fruits in Asia, however now that many of these projects have taken and the market has matured there is a renewed interest in looking at the Latin American role in providing the supply  in CERs to the market.  This session looks at the future opportunities of the region and how it can attract carbon finance effectively.

Moderator:  Ms. Miriam Hinostroza, Carbon Finance Coordinator, UNEP Risoe Centre

·    Mr. Diego Masera, Climate Change Regional Technical Advisor, MDG Carbon Fund, UNDP  PDF

·    Mr. Andreas Eggenberg, CEO, Grupo Ecos  PDF

·    Mr. Philippe Hauser, Senior Manager, Carbon Credits, GDF Suez Energy Latin America  PDF

Room 2

17:00 – 18:00

Beyond Kyoto (II): acceding the voluntary carbon market

The Latin American Market has not been able to maintain its early lead in the GHG market to engage on a large scale in the CDM market. Concerns related to applicability and complexity of the system for Latin American projects, have raised the issue whether the voluntary market can bring the Latin American project developers their opportunity to engage in mitigation activities. This session will look at the role the voluntary market plays and whether the hope is founded or not.

Moderator:  Mr. Arturo Caballero, Executive Director, A2G Carbon Partners

·    Mr. Pablo Taboada, Climate Change Unit, AENOR

·    Ms. Anna Terroba, Project Implementation Manager, South Pole Carbon Asset Management  PDF

·    Mr. Luis Roberto Chacón, Gestión Mercados Ambientales, EMA S.A.  PDF


Day 3: Friday, June 26

Day 3

Current CDM Market

Beyond CDM

Room 1

09:00 – 10:15

Programmatic CDM: lessons from early movers and way forward

CDM Program of Activities (PoAs) has generated a lot of interest and some see them as the future of the CDM. Several PoAs are under validation and the registration of the first PoA under the CDM may come soon. Are PoAs the future of the CDM? This session will examine PoA experiences, issues faced, expectations and what is needed to deliver on the expectations of PoAs.

Moderator:  Mr. Marcos Castro,  Environmental Specialist, CF-Assist, The World Bank

·    Mr. Oscar Coto, Energía, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (EMA S.A.)  PDF

·    Mr. Luis López Martinelli, Manager, Climate Change Unit Mexico, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)  PDF

·    Mr. Máximo Sáenz, Consultant,
Fondo Argentino del Carbono (FAC), Secretary of Environment, Argentina

Room 2

09:00 – 10:15

Corporate carbon footprint & the role of tradable GHG offsets

Prior to the economic downturn Corporate Carbon Foot printing was on the rise, with increasing interested from around the world, although some of the attractions on carbon foot printing has disappeared as a result of the economic downturn, companies behavior towards climate change through carbon foot printing continue to play a role in the GHG market and how the industry looks at the use tradable GHG offsets in a voluntary compliance regime (carbon foot printing) and a regulated compliance regime (cap & trade).  This session will look at the fundamentals behind carbon foot printing and its interaction with GHG offset programmes.

Moderator:  Mr. Eduardo Sanhueza, Director, Cambio Climático & Desarrollo

·    Mr. Philippe Crête,  Climate Change Project Manager, Ecoressources  PDF

·    Mr. Mauro Fadda, Local Expert Central & South America, The Gold Standard Foundation  PDF

·    Mr. Gerald Maradan, Executive Director, EcoAct  PDF

Room 1

10:30 – 11:45

Clean production, GHG mitigation and carbon incentives

In today’s market the need for an increased production of clean energy is a common understanding.  However the role new clean technologies play in contributing to GHG mitigation action will be debated within this session, as well as how the carbon can play a significant incentive in deploying these techniques.

Moderator:  Mr. Erick Cabrera, Director of Integration, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

·    Ms. Andrea Rudnick, Project Manager, Poch Ambiental  PDF

·    Mr. Juan Carlos Orge, Director Brazil, Zero Emissions Abengoa  PDF

·    Mr. Berend Van Den Berg, Manager OGF Project, PetroAmazonas  PDF

·    Ms. Paola Orozco, Regional association of oil and
natural gas companies in Latin America and the Caribbean  (ARPEL)

·    Mr. Jaime Tupper, Vice-President, Central America & Caribbean, AES Corporation  PDF

Room 2

10:30 – 11:45

Offsetting emissions from maritime & aviation sector

Both the maritime and aviation sector were excluded from the initial agreement, with the increasing awareness on climate change as well as the growth within the aviation sector the role both sectors play in global emissions is increasing. In a post 2012 agreement the role of maritime & aviation is expected to get a more dominate role.  This session will look at the role maritime and aviation can play in addressing climate change and what actions have already been taking in anticipation of a new agreement which include both of these sectors

Moderator: Mr. Mauricio Zaballa, Researcher, UNEP Risoe Centre

·    Mr. Esteban Sáenz, Environment, Water & Energy Department, Panama Canal Authority  PDF

·    Mr. Luis Carneiro, Manager, Climate Change Latin America, Lloyds Register  PDF

·    Mr. Andre Stochniol , Director, International Maritime Emissions Reduction Scheme, IMERS  PDF

·    Representative of COPA Airlines  PDF

Plenary Room

12:00 – 13:15



Ensuring continuation of the carbon market after 2012

The international negotiations are striving towards an agreement in Copenhagen that will provide the lay-out of the Post 2012 era.  This panel will discuss what will be needed from Copenhagen to assure an effective continuation of the carbon market after the first commitment period of Kyoto ends in 2012.

Moderator:  Mr. Eduardo Dopazo, Fund Program Manager, The World Bank  PDF

·    Mr. Jose Antonio Urteaga,  Director General Climate Change Projects, Secretary of Environment (SEMARNAT), Mexico

·    Mr. Paulo Manso, Member, CDM Executive Board

·    Mr. Jorge Barrigh, Managing Director Latin America, Natsource

·    Mr. Philipp Hauser, Senior Manager, Carbon Credits, GDF Suez Energy Latin America

13:15 – 13:30


Representatives of Host Country and Forum Partners




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