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Climate Policy, Carbon Credits and Business Risk
Course ID: SUST-406
Hosted by Northwest Environmental Training Center

Topics will include:

* Fundamental analytical tools for examining climate policy, including cap-and-trade basics, and cost of carbon
* Background and status of regional cap-and-trade systems, especially the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
* Mandatory reporting guidelines in Washington, Oregon and California
* The state of environmental markets for emissions reductions via carbon credits (or offsets) and renewable energy credits (RECs).
* Brief review of state and federal tax policies for renewable energy and alternative fuels, and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
* Voluntary efforts by states, cities and higher education institutions that include targets and commitments related to emissions reductions, reporting and cross-jurisdictional cooperation

Intended audience:

* Professional services providers whose clients seek strategic guidance emerging costs, risks and opportunities
* Technical and environmental practitioners whose clients seek to develop strategies to respond to climate change legislation and energy policies
* Policy analysts and researchers in government and higher education whose agendas are shifting to include climate concerns
REGISTRATION: $295 (*$225 reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students). You may register via the link below or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 206-762-1976.
Student Rate $125*

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the event and 50 percent refundable (or 100% credit) thereafter up to 3 business days prior to the event. No refunds are issued for cancellations occurring less than 3 business days before the start day. Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

For general information contact Eldan Goldenberg by telephone at 206-762-1976 or via e-mail at

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