from: "Helen" <helenatXYZxyzeventsgroup.com>
subject: Re: Carbon trading in the Middle East
If you've been buying or selling carbon credits in the last few years, you would know that
about 80% of carbon credits today are coming from projects in only two countries - China
Though these two giants still present attractive investment opportunities for you, having
your carbon offsets sourced from only two countries can be problematic. Issues like China's
unofficial price floor, or difficulties managing Indian CDM projects, are now driving many
project developers and credit buyers to seek other host countries for their carbon offsets.
Here are 3 reasons why you should be looking at the Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
region as your next big source of carbon credits:
1) The countries in the region house sizeable energy-intensive and carbon-intensive
industries such as energy and metals.
2) Some of the world's wealthiest investors are based in the Middle East. They can help
finance your climate change mitigation projects.
3) Middle Eastern and North African governments, investors and local industry leaders are
now more open and interested in the benefits of carbon offset projects and sustainable
As the carbon market explodes in the next few years to become the world's biggest market
overall, wouldn't you want to be the first to get into this region, rich in opportunities
but so difficult to get into?
Meet the people who will determine how carbon finance takes shape in the Middle East! Catch
opening remarks from the UNFCCC and keynote addresses by Karan Capoor of the World Bank
Carbon Finance Unit, Sam Nader, Director of Masdar Carbon (Abu Dhabi Future Energy
Company), Dr. Armin Sandhoevel, Chairman of the UNEP FI Climate Change Working Group, and
Dr. Tilak Doshi, Executive Director for Energy of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.
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