Carbon Forum Asia 2008 – the first impression

At the moment I am attending the Carbon Forum Asia 2008, which is a Trade Fair and Conference focusing on the opportunities presented by Carbon Markets and mechanisms in the Asia Pacific region. If you are attending this Forum, you can find the reegle booth at the exhibition hall 401 (A15).

What happened until now?

The conference has been opened by a speech of Mr. S. Iswaran, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry in Singapore. He stated that “Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face this millenium” and that it is “in our profound collective interest that we work towards a solution to sustain the world we live in”. He also mentioned that because of the global economic slowdown “governments will have to deal with compelling domestic imperatives” and that “this may adversely affect the process and progress of climate change negotations”. Nevertheless CO2 emssions needs “an urgent and collective solutio, with all parties playing commensurate roles, even in this period of global slowdown”.

After this opening session the exhibition opened for all participants and 258 exhibitors from more than 60 countries started to introduce their products and solutions to more than 3000 visitors.

At the moment Henry Derwent (IETA) is chairing the session about the actual state of the global carbon market which provides an overview about the most recent developments and market data in the Global Carbon Market.

In the afternoon there will be several other interesting session taking place and I am looking forward to hear more about Carbon Trading in Asia.

Will keep you up-to-date …

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