Emissions Trading and Climate Finance:
Is 2012 the Dead End or the Crossroads?

Friday, January 27, 2012, 12:30 pm
Building 50 Auditorium
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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With the apparent end of the Kyoto Protocol era at hand, the role of market forces to drive emission mitigation is entering an uncertain era. What did Kyoto accomplish and what are the lessons to be learned as we move to Carbon 2.0?

Marc Stuart

Marc Stuart

Allotrope Partners

Marc Stuart has been involved in the international project based emission reduction economy since 1993. He co-founded EcoSecurities in January 1997, which became the largest CDM project development and trading company in the world, culminating with an IPO in London in 2005 and subsequent takeover by JP Morgan at the end of 2009. Marc was Director of New Business Development and also headed up the firms Government and Regulatory Affairs Group, providing the firms positions within the evolving policy and regulatory processes of the UN, EU, US and elsewhere. He has business development experience in carbon market, project finance and clean energy development across more than 30 countries.

His new firm, Allotrope Partners, invests globally in early stage opportunities in technology and execution platforms that are positioned to thrive in the necessary transition to the low carbon economy.

He sat for three years on the Board of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and was the first Chair of IETA's Project Developers Working Group. Outside the compliance carbon market, he has been on the Board of the Verified Carbon Standard Association since its inception in 2008 and is currently Vice-Chair. He served as a designated private sector observer to the World Bank's $5B Clean Technology Fund from 2009-2011. Beyond energy and carbon based issues, he sits on the Boards of Directors of the Sustainable Fisheries Project and the Conservation Strategy Fund and is on the Eco-Entrepreneurship Advisory Council at the Bren School of Environmental Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In January of 2009, he was named one of 30 "Green Heroes" by CNBC European Business magazine.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics and the Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.