By Ian Neubauer.
Melbourne will host a carbon trading exposition in the last week of April to help Australian businesses meet the Federal Government’s 2010 deadline for carbon emission caps.
The carbon cap is a market-based mechanism that will change the way decisions are made in the economy by placing a limit on the emissions produced by all Australian businesses. Permits will then be issued to individual businesses that can be surrendered to the government on use or traded in the market. The trade of permits will in turn create what Federal
Minister for Water and Climate Change, Penny Wong, called “the cost of carbon”.
“The Australian Carbon Trading Expo and Conference will provide a forum for business owners to gather much needed independent information on how best to address the issue of emissions reduction," said Australian Exhibitions and Conferences spokesperson, David Connolly. "Failure to do this will leave many businesses vulnerable to avoidable costs.”
The Australian Carbon Trading Expo and Conference 2008 will provide a forum for delegates to meet with federal and state government advisory bureaus, energy providers, carbon offset providers, carbon market consultants and brokers, as well as suppliers of energy efficient technologies.
The event will run from April 29 to May 1 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. For more information, click here.