martes, septiembre 30, 2008

Understanding the business opportunities in the voluntary carbon markets

Voluntary Carbon Markets - London
Understanding the business opportunities in the voluntary carbon markets
London, UK, 14-15 October 2008


Global Sponsors:
Camco Eco Securities
First Climate TUEV SUED

Supporting Sponsor:

"I really enjoyed the conference. It was very well organized, the panels were interesting, the moderators prepared and the discussion inspiring. There are few conferences which make me stay and listen to the panels throughout the days. Yours counted among them" CS, Climate Focus at VCM London 07

Upcoming events:

Carbon Markets Africa
Announcing the 2nd Annual Networking Event - CDM business opportunities in Africa
Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 - 19 November 2008
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Sustainable Manufacturing Summit Europe
Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production in European Manufacturing
Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 November 2008
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Dear colleague,

According to New Carbon Finance's recently launched Voluntary Carbon Index, 'the price of voluntary carbon credits (Verified Emission Reductions) has continued its upward trend with VER transactions in July-August 2008 averaging $6.3/tCO2e, up by 26% on 2007 prices and 60% on 2006 prices' – source

In 2 weeks time, 30 leading speakers are set to convene in London for the 2nd annual Voluntary Carbon Markets on 14 & 15 October. Through a series of expert panels, the event offers the most practical, in-depth information on the latest developments in the voluntary offset markets, standardization and project development.

In the run up to the event, Shelagh Whitley, voluntary asset portfolio manager at Camco Global talks to Green Power about the developments in voluntary carbon standardization and outlines the importance of businesses recognizing the benefits of mitigating and offsetting GHG emissions. Click here to read the interview.

Learn about what businesses and consumers really want from the offsets they buy, and how you can best communicate your carbon neutral activities to reach your target audience who is driving the market forward.

Click here or call +44 20 7099 0600 to ensure your place at this leading event.

Join leading market experts for 2 days of information rich presentations, debate and networking:

The Gold Standard
European Climate Exchange
The CarbonNeutral Company
New Carbon Finance
First Climate
The Climate Group
The Co-operative Group
BP Alternative Energy
Nordjysk Elhandel
Gujarat Fluorochemicals
Essent Trading
Generation Investment Management
Spring Research
Business Respect
The Carbon Trust Standard
Sustainable Travel International
Climate Focus
Ecosystem Marketplace
Evolution Markets
OneCarbon International
Sustainable Forestry Management
Carbon Retirement Ltd
Forum for the Future
Cool eV
Clyde & Co
and many more

Measuring your carbon footprint: calculating emissions from business operations

Take advantage of this invaluable learning opportunity, hosted by First Climate. Learn from the experts how to correctly evaluate your carbon footprint and avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls of this process. Due to the intimate nature of the workshop, places are limited and are allocated strictly on a 'first come, first served basis'.

Click here to ensure your place at the workshop

Register Today:

To ensure your attendance at this high profile event, click here to register online now, call Lenka Smejkalova on +44 207 099 0600 or email

Sponsor, Exhibit, Meet New Clients:

Connecting you with the right people
With a proven track record of delivering high calibre project developers, Voluntary Carbon Markets provides the perfect environment for you to do business with key players in the industry.

First class business opportunities
Our sponsorship and exhibition packages are designed to help you meet your business objectives. If you are looking to win prospective clients, strengthen existing relationships or enhance your company profile, we will help you do so in a cost effective manner.

Contact Santosh Sarma for further details:
Tel: +971 4 813 5213, Mobile: +971 50 880 1671, Fax: +44 207 900 1853

Endorsed by:

The Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA), formed in August 2008 by the merger of The Carbon Markets Association (CMA) and INCIS, is an international trade association representing service providers to the global carbon market. The CMIA was formed to represent businesses at the cutting edge of the services sector working to reduce carbon emissions through the market mechanisms of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is a not for profit alliance of leading carbon reduction and offset providers. It provides leadership and a unified voice advocating for rigorous industry standards. ICROA members adhere to the ICROA Code of Best Practice. This requires ICROA members to measure footprints according to accepted international standards and to implement a responsible "reduce and offset" approach to internal and external greenhouse gas reductions. ICROA members support the use of credible offsets verified under leading compliance and voluntary standards; CDM/JI, Voluntary Carbon Standard and Gold Standard. ICROA members submit annual reports to demonstrate compliance with the ICROA Code of Best Practice. ICROA also plays an active role in engaging with Governments and NGOS on voluntary carbon market issues.
For a full list of members visit

Media Partners:

Eureka Hedge Hedgeweek Earthscan
Bioenergy International LowCarbonEconomy Argus Media
Carbon Free Zone earthshare Report Buyer
Reuters Carbon Community Pelletbase Mbendi
ICIS Heren euromoney Ethanol Statistics
New Energy Finance CCLR Commodity
Gulf Oil and Gas World of Renewables BACC
Low Carbon International Society of Sustainable Professionals E Energy Market
Energy Central Cleantech FINalternatives
Energy Current   Commodity Life
Sustainable Travel

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Established in 2003, Green Power Conferences was the first to offer professionally organised events focusing on the sustainability sector. Over the last five years, we have welcomed over 6000 delegates from 82 countries and built a global database of 175,000+ contacts. Our expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive conferences that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates and partners alike.

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Forthcoming Events:

October 08
Next Generation Biofuels Markets, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6-7 October 2008
Voluntary Carbon Markets, London, UK, 14-15 October 2008
Carbon Capture & Storage, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28-29 October 2008

November 08
Sustainable Manufacturing Summit Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 November 2008
Carbon Markets Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 November 2008
Biofuels Markets Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 20-21 November 2008
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Finance Europe, London, UK, 25-26 November 2008

December 08
Corporate Water Footprint, San Francisco, USA, 2-3 December 2008
Solar Innovation & Investment, New York, USA, 2-3 December 2008

Rodrigo González Fernández
Diplomado en RSE de la ONU
oficina: Renato Sánchez 3586 of. 10
Teléfono: OF .02-  8854223- CEL: 76850061
Santiago- Chile
Soliciten nuestros cursos de capacitación  y consultoría en LIDERAZGO -  RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL EMPRESARIAL – LOBBY – BIOCOMBUSTIBLES  ,   y asesorías a nivel internacional y están disponibles  para OTEC Y OTIC en Chile

¿Porque bajan los precios de los productos agrícolas?

¿Porque bajan los precios de los productos agrícolas?

La crisis obliga a los fondos especulativos a abandonar el mercado de los commodites agrícolas. 

29/09/2008 (Noticia leida 685 veces)

Agroinformación- Ahora no enteramos de que la causa de la subida de los precios de los productos agrícolas no fueron los biocarburantes, ni la falta de producción, ni el aumento de la demanda de los países asiáticos, ni los millones de bocas hambrientas en distintos lugares del mundo, sino que, la causa, fue la presencia de los fondos especulativos en el mercado de los commodites agrícolas. 

Las medidas adoptadas desde el mes de Julio pasado, para retirar y regular la acción de los fondos de inversión en commodities agrícolas, se ha traducido en una constante bajada de precios, de tal forma que, hoy, los analistas del mercado no creen que se vuelvan a repetir a corto plazo. 

Según el último informe de Aacrea, "en aproximadamente dos meses, los fondos especulativos pasaron de tener un saldo comprador de alrededor de 12 millones de toneladas (de soja), a tener un saldo de 3,2 millones de toneladas". En el período, el precio pasó de superar los 600 dólares a cerca de 450 dólares, a mediados de septiembre. 

La intensificación de la crisis de las últimas semanas "ha hecho que muchos fondos especulativos busquen refugio en otros mercados", indica el informe. Así, la soja cerro la semana pasada a 430 dólares la tonelada. 

La salida de los fondos especulativos del mercado de grano significa, para algunos analistas, una vuelta a los precios reales. Para el ex-jefe de economistas de la Bolsa de Cereales, Jorge Ingaramo "es notorio que las 'burbujas' de precios han sido virtualmente eliminadas y, en lo sucesivo, los mercados se manejarán en base a factores más reales".

Esto indica que la oferta y demanda de granos, oleaginosas y sus derivados formarán los precios, influenciadas por las existencias previas, es decir, los stocks iniciales.


Rodrigo González Fernández
Diplomado en RSE de la ONU
oficina: Renato Sánchez 3586 of. 10
Teléfono: OF .02-  8854223- CEL: 76850061
Santiago- Chile
Soliciten nuestros cursos de capacitación  y consultoría en LIDERAZGO -  RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL EMPRESARIAL – LOBBY – BIOCOMBUSTIBLES  ,   y asesorías a nivel internacional y están disponibles  para OTEC Y OTIC en Chile