November 28 - 29, 2007

Global Carbon Measurement Collaborative

Washington, DC
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Blackstone Ranch Institute sponsored a gathering of international scientists as the first step toward the creation and adoption of a global carbon accounting system. The goal is to develop a reliable technology for mapping and measuring the world's carbon stocks. It is expected that this technology will play a pivotal role in the future development of global carbon markets, and allow a number of countries to generate carbon credits based upon their allocation of the world's carbon that can be used for poverty reduction programs.

National Geographic Society hosted the gathering, which was the first step toward the development of the global system. Other partners in the creation of the group include the Clinton Climate Initiative-Carbon and Poverty Reduction Program and World Vision International.

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