Sid Embree spoke at the Voluntary Carbon Markets Conference, held in New York. This conference was organized by GreenPower Conferences, and brought together a broad range of participants in the voluntary market.
It was exciting to see so many companies that have done a fantastic job of engaging consumers and reducing their carbon footprints! Leading Hotels of the World has a truly impressive program.
We are also seeing widespread support, acceptance and convergence around a few standards for VERs. Clarity is still needed around the need for ownership of emission reductions; we would not sell anything that we do not have direct ownership of and clear legal rights to sell. Apparently, some participants in the market are less concerned about this issue.