Risks and Opportunities in the Emerging Emissions Trading Market

February 14, 2006
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Corporate Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 14
2:30 – 6:30 pm

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Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is the only country in Asia that will need to reduce its emissions to below 1990 levels, while the U.S., famously, has not signed the treaty.  However, a business has been spawned from the Kyoto Protocol that is poised to affect signatories and non-signatories alike.  Trading in greenhouse gas emissions credits may result not only in cleaner air, but in increased manufacturing efficiency as well.  In lieu of curbing manufacturing or raising prices, innovative businesses within developed signatory countries like Japan will develop reduced emission manufacturing methods in order to maintain their competitiveness.  Regional consortia established within non-signatory countries such as the U.S. have also taken a “cap-and-trade” approach to reduce emissions.  The first of two panels of experts will be made up of trading facilitators and will look from a financial perspective at the viability, structure, and opportunities created by the international emissions trading market.  Our second panel will focus on domestic emission trading models and the effects that trading and the associated politics have on business competitiveness and, ultimately, on reducing greenhouse emissions.

Panel One


Paula DiPerna, Executive Vice President, Corporate Recruitment & Public Policy, Chicago Climate Exchange
Yoshiki Iinuma, President, Washington Office, Japan Electric Power Information Center
Howard Margulis, Partner, Troutman Sanders, LLP
Kentaro Yabe, Manager, GHG Business Team, Mitsui & Co.

David Oppenheimer, Senior Vice President, Natsource

Panel Two

Kevin Butt
, General Manager and Chief Environmental Officer, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
John D’Aloia, Power System Operations Specialist, New York State Public Service Commission
Edwin L. Mongan III, Director, Energy and Environment, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.

Joshua Giordano, President, Energistics LLC

2:30 -3:00 pm   Registration
3:00 – 4:15   Panel 1 and Q&A
4:15 – 5:30   Panel 2 and Q&A
5:30 – 6:30   Reception

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $50 for the panel.  Nonmember admission is $65 and the admission rate for academics and policy makers is $30.

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2006
  • 2:30 pm