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Title: Desal Alternatives Presents, Carbon Offsets: Myth & Reality
START DATE: Thursday August 15
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Quaker Meetinghouse, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
Event Type: Speaker
Carbon Neutral Desal?
Myths and Realities of Carbon Offsets

Although seawater desalination requires a tremendous amount of energy, proponents claim the project will be "carbon neutral," resulting in no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. One option they suggest is the purchase of certified greenhouse gas offsets. For example, they might pay others to plant trees.

Learn more about greenhouse gas offsets and how they work in the real world. Join Barbara Haya, Ph.D, Stanford Environmental Law Clinic and Kathleen McAfee, Ph.D, Associate Professor International Relations, SFSU, for an informative evening.

Kathleen McAfee's research focuses on "selling nature to save it", carbon-offset trading, payments for ecosystem services, and other market-based and alternative approaches that link climate change, conservation, agriculture and development. She received a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley after a career in international development. She has been a consultant to UN agencies and has ties with NGOs in different world regions.

Barbara Haya's research focuses on providing grounded analysis of the ways the incentives created by carbon trading programs affect actual decisions within the particular economic, political and cultural contexts in which these programs are being implemented.

$10 donation requested

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