Chicago Green Drinks - Business Edition
January 9, 2008
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Learning from Leaders: Chicago Climate Exchange
You've perhaps heard the name, but what does CCX do exactly? How, by whom, and with what principles in mind was it started? What's their business model and product? How could it potentially impact thousands of businesses in the near future, perhaps including yours! Come to Green Drinks-Business Edition and walk away with a more complete understanding of the history, importance and function of the Chicago Climate Exchange, as well as new friends and contacts!
Michael J. Walsh
Executive Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange
In his prior position with Environmental Financial Products (the predecessor company to CCX), Mr. Walsh arranged several international carbon credit transactions and served as liaison and lead writer for a series of five technical papers on international emissions trading prepared for the Government of Canada. As a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development, Mr. Walsh provided instructional seminars on emissions trading for industry and government officials from several eastern European countries. He has been a speaker at many United Nations climate conferences as well as a keynote speaker at industry conferences and educational workshops around the world. Mr. Walsh also previously served as a Senior Economist with the Chicago Board of Trade where he directed the Chicago Board of Trade’s efforts to develop exchange-based environmental markets. Walsh designed and managed annual auctions of sulfur dioxide emission allowances conducted as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acid rain reduction program. Mr. Walsh has delivered Congressional testimony and provided dozens of presentations to state public utility commissions, national regulatory conferences and industry seminars. Mr. Walsh also directed, in conjunction with a team of industry and public sector leaders, establishment of the CBOT Recyclable Materials Exchange, an electronic marketplace backed by product standards, grading procedures and dispute resolution services.
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