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Carbon Expo 2010: Knowledge Platform and Marketplace

CARBON EXPO 2010 is a global trade fair and knowledge-sharing platform on current and future carbon investments. It is a meeting place for large and small companies operating in the CO2 market, as well as government representatives and climate experts interested in the latest CO2 projects and climate developments. Carbon Expo provides a showcase for introducing projects to investors and carbon buyers, providing sessions for matchmaking and deal facilitation.

Carbon Expo 2010 is taking place May 26-28 in Cologne, Germany. It is organized by the World Bank, in partnership with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse.

The partnerships formed at Carbon Expo are an important element in tackling climate change. They include partnerships between the public and private sectors, developed and developing countries, and local, national, regional, and global level players.

The World Bank played a pioneering role in creating the carbon market a decade ago by establishing carbon funds that purchase carbon credits from carbon projects in developing countries. Today, it is the Trustee of eleven Carbon Funds and Facilities that amount to over $2.5 billion, contributed by governments and private companies, to promote carbon mitigation projects across the globe.

Complementing its carbon finance activities, the World Bank also offers capacity development and technical assistance to developing countries. Carbon Finance Assist is the World Bank’s flagship capacity development program implemented by the World Bank Institute.

For more information, about the conference, registration, sponsoring opportunities, and exhibitors please see the Carbon Expo 2010 website

Read "Africa Eyes Carbon Market" (World Bank News & Broadcast article, May 25, 2010).

Read The Africa Carbon Forum: Sharing Experiences on How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Africa 

Read the May 2010 Press Release (PDF 203KB).

Read more from the Carbon Expo 2010, including interviews, podcast, blog postings and related reports.