For Immediate Release.  March 31, 2011 – The First Nations Carbon Collaborative (FNCC) has organized a free webinar for First Nations to learn more about carbon trading, financing and projects.  The purpose of the First Nations and Carbon webinar series is to bring together First Nations, carbon specialists, government and environmental groups to share information regarding their projects and policies for carbon and emissions trading, science and financing.

The webinar series will be offered every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 PM (CST) beginning on April 20 and ending on May 25, 2011.

Speakers include:

  • National Chief Shawn A-In-chut Atleo (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Grand Chief Edward John (North American Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum)
  • Vice Tribal Chief Terry Teegee (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council)
  • Gary Bull (Professor, University of British Columbia)
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • Rob Miller (Miller Titerle LLP)
  • Robert Falls (ERA – Ecosystem Restoration Associates)
  • Shawn Burns (Carbon Credit Corp)
  • Neil Hughes (Ecotrust Canada)
  • First Nations from across Canada
  • Others…
Topics of webinars: Carbon 101, Indigenous rights to carbon, emissions trading policies/legislation in Canada, carbon financing, offset projects, and First Nations case study carbon projects.
The FNCC aims to develop a First Nations Carbon Market Toolkit. This three-phased community-driven project aspires to build capacity within First Nations communities across Canada so they can participate in and benefit from existing and emerging carbon and emissions trading markets. The FNCC is a collaborative project that includes the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, and Poplar River First Nation.   Please visit these web sites for more information.
Webinar Dates: April 20, 27, and May 4, 11, 18, 25
Webinar Times: All sessions 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Central Standard Time), except: April 27, starts at 1:00-2:30 CST
Downloadable 1-page PDF for posting below.