23 October 2006 | New York

The UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted a workshop on climate change at Citigroup headquarters in New York. The event included presentations on the latest climate change science, opportunities in the carbon markets such as emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism. A number of regional perspectives were given, including an update on Canada’s Climate Change Programme, and the US North-East Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The day ended with presentations on climate risk and emissions disclosure. The event was followed by an evening reception, where Peter Goldmark, Head of the Climate and Air Programme at Environmental Defense, spoke about the challenges of tackling climate change.


  • Professor Peter deMenocal, Columbia University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Sharon Walck, First Vice President, Manager Environmental Risk, HSBC USA
  • Eric Boonman, Environmental Markets Originator / Trader, Fortis Bank
  • Paula DiPerna, Executive Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange
  • Franz Litz, Climate Change Policy Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Errick Willis, Vice-President, ICF Consulting
  • Beat Holliger, Munich American Capital Markets
  • Eron Bloomgarden, Country Manager US, EcoSecurities
  • Pierre Boileau, Manager Climate Change, Canadian Standards Association
  • Paul Dickinson, Coordinator, Carbon Disclosure Project




Lisa Petrovic, Project Manager
North American Taskforce