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Tuesday Afternoon Webinar:
The Legal Status Of Credit Stacking

Ben Dappen

Not all habitat is created equal. Some also filters water, while some sequesters massive amounts of carbon. Yet anyone who tries to “sell” these values separately runs into a legal quagmire – one that’s the subject of a webinar Tuesday afternoon.

Not all habitat is created equal. Some also filters water, while some sequesters massive amounts of carbon. Yet anyone who tries to “sell” these values separately runs into a legal quagmire – one that’s the subject of a webinar Tuesday afternoon.

10 February 2014 | In their 2013 paper The Legal Status of Environmental Credit Stacking, Royal Gardner of Stetson University and Jessica Fox of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) examined eight different credit-stacking scenarios and the emerging rules that govern the sale of credits.

Generally, they found, there is little agreement on how different federal and state agencies handle credit stacking, and these agencies have not issued clear rules on when unbundling stacked credits is permissible. The paper examines the current landscape and closes with recommendations for agencies interested in developing a credit-stacking protocol to avoid double counting and ecological loss. On Tuesday, Garner and Fox will unbundle their own paper in a 60-minute webinar, beginning at 11am Eastern US time.

Date: February 11, 2014
Time:
1:00pm Eastern US (6pm GMT) Eastern
Duration:
 60 minutes

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Ben Dappen has worked with Forest Trends since November 2000 as Webmaster and IT Associate, and also provides design and publishing support. He also serves as a web developer for a number of Forest Trends' partners, including the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Ecoagriculture Partners. Ben graduated from Reed College in 2004 with a History degree.

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