New York City, USA, 22-23 January 2009


The inaugural Voluntary Carbon Markets USA conference took place in New York in February 2008 and brought together carbon market experts to discuss the current status of the voluntary carbon market, the latest developments in standardization and attempts to bring transparency to the market. Emphasis was placed on the opportunities within the market to foster innovation and creativity, and the reasons behind people’s involvement in the market, be it for CSR reasons or pre-compliance.


Voluntary Carbon Markets USA 2009 will build on the success of VCM USA 2008 and provide a unique insight into the industry a year on. Has the voluntary market achieved credibility and transparency through the establishment of several standards, registries and other market mechanisms? The event will also take a close look at the new demands consumers are putting on their offset partners of choice and what companies are doing to communicate their carbon neutral activities to their target audience.

Extremely well organised, the speakers were both informative and entertainingCarbon Zero at Voluntary Carbon Markets USA 08.

Key Reasons to Attend

The only event to focus solely on the US voluntary carbon market

  • Find out how a future compliance market will affect the voluntary market

  • Learn from practical voluntary offsetting case studies

  • Understand consumer requirements

  • Benefit from a series of interactive panel discussions

  • Prepare your business for climate regulation

Plus benefit from:

Here’s who you’ll meet

  • Project Developers & Hosts

  • Bankers & Finance

  • Government & Municipalities

  • Analysts & Research

  • Carbon Consultants

  • Project Verifiers

  • Carbon Brokers

  • Press

Amongst those companies who benefitted from this excellent learning and business networking opportunity in 2008 were senior executives from The Bank of New York Mellon, 3 Degrees, Alcoa Power Gen, APX, Bonneville Environment Foundation, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Chevron Corporation, Chicago Climate Exchange, Clifford Chance, Climate Change Capital, Consulate of General Sweden, Dow Chemical Company, EcoSecurities, Equator Environmental, Gold Standard, IMG, McKinsey & Co, KPMG, The Walt Disney Company, USDA Forest Service, The World Green Exchange and many more.

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