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GLIN==> Workshop Announcement: Environmental Credits Generated through Land-Use Changes


March 8-9, 2006 
Baltimore, Maryland.  

The workshop will be used to study and discuss the challenges that arise when market-based mechanisms are used to encourage changes in practices on the land in order to achieve environmental goals.  The primary focus will be on carbon sequestration and nutrient run-off reductions, though lessons will be applicable to a wide range of environmental issues.   

The workshop is jointly sponsored by Texas A&M University, Environmental Defense, and The Environmental Trading Network, with funding from US EPA.  Participants will include stakeholders, practitioners, policy makers, and analysts.  The workshop will inform participants about trading mechanisms and the challenges that arise when credits are generated by land-use changes.  Policies and approaches that might be used to respond to the specific challenges that arise in such programs will be discussed. A main goal of the workshop is to bring together those facing such issues in both greenhouse gas/carbon sequestration and water quality settings to learn from each other about approaches that might be taken to overcome the difficulties in these markets. A distinguished set of speakers will be used to introduce topics and share the latest thinking on these issues.  

Additional information is available at http://www.envtn.org/LBcreditsworkshop/.  Space is limited.  For 
more information, to reserve a spot, or to ensure that you receive updates on the program, contact Richard Woodward at r-woodward@tamu.edu, 979-845-5864.  A nominal registration fee will be charged.   
"Andrew" Feng Fang, Ph.D.
Environmental Trading Network
536 E. Michigan Avenue
Suite 300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tel: (269)344-7117
Fax: (269)344-2493