Opportunities in Carbon Markets

Conservation International

Cap-and-trade carbon markets continue to gain traction, but how do you monetize something you can't see and that has never been valued? Conservation International Executive VP Jennifer Morris sees interesting opportunities in the area of forest carbons, which are emissions released from deforestation. However, according to Morris, serious challenges to carbon markets include the lack of a global market framework, the thorny issue of carbon tenure rights, and the large amount of capital required to engage the issue.