Policy Papers & past presentations
Forest Carbon Policy Papers
- Society of American Foresters - Climate Change Task Force 2008. Position Statement on Forest Offset Projects (lead author) , and Position Statement on Forest Management and Climate Change (contributing author). December 8.
- Sampson, R, S. Ruddell, and M. Smith, (eds.) 2007. Managed Forests in Climate Change Policy: Program Design Elements. December 11.
- Ruddell, Steve,M. Walsh and M. Kanakasabai. 2006. Forest Carbon Trading and Marketing in the United States. Society of American Foresters. A Report to the North Carolina Division of the Society of American Foresters. October 23.
- Malmsheimer, R.W., P. Heffernan, S. Brink, D. Crandall, F. Deneke, C. Galik, E. Gee, J.A. Helms, N. McClure, M. Mortimer, S. Ruddell, M. Smith, and J. Stewart. 2008. Forest Management Solutions for Mitigating Climate Change in the United States. Journal of Forestry 106(3):115-173.
- Ruddell, Steve, R. Sampson, M. Smith, R. Giffen, J. Cathcart, J.Hagan, D. Sosland, J. Heissenbuttel, J.Godbee, S. Lovett, J. Helms, W. Price, R. Simpson. 2007. The Role for Sustainably Managed Forests in Climate Change Mitigation. Society of American Foresters. Bethesda, MD. Journal of Forestry. 105 (6): 314-319.
Events – Past Presentations
- REDD: Making the Promise a Reality. Ruddell, Steven, S. Collins, and S. Ruddell. International Forest Policy Track, Society of American Foresters 2011 Convention, Honolulu, HI. November 4.
- Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives: Structuring Value for Agricultural Producers, 2011. A panel discussion with Ricardo Bayon, EKO Asset Management Partners, Steve Ruddell, representing the World Wildlife Fund, Denis Tremorin, Pulse Canada, Erin Fitzgerald, Dairy Management Inc, Allison Jordan, California sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, and Daniel Sonke, Sureharvest Inc. Coalition on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG). Sacramento, CA, March 29-30.
- Weighing the Risks and Uncertainties of Forest Carbon Offset Projects. Who Will Own the Forests Conference. World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon. Invited. September 20-22, 2010.
- The Business of a REDD Project. Forestry Carbon Markets and REDD, Washington DC. June 10-11, 2010.
- Forest Carbon Voluntary Market Update & Private and Public Sector Implications for REDD+ Investments. Ruddell, Steven, and Bruce Cabarle, 2010. Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, D.C. January 21.
- Forest Carbon Standards Committee Highlights. Panel discussion with Nadine Block, American Forest & Paper Association, Paul Lansbergen, Forest Products Association of Canada, and Edie Sonne Hall, Weyerhaeuser. Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. Orlando, Florida. October 1, 2009.
- Carbon Exchange Roundtable with Erica Rhodes, Society of American Foresters and Eric Taylor, Texas A&M University. National Council of Forestry Association Executives. Annual Meeting. Invited. San Antonio, Texas. August 1, 2009.
- Testimony on Reviewing Pending Climate Change Legislation. Before the House Committee on Agriculture. Invited. 111th Congress. Washington, DC. June 11, 2009.
- Down to Earth Carbon Science: Mitigating Climate Change with America’s Farms and Forests. Panel presentation for a Congressional education briefing for US House and Senate agriculture staff including: Charles Rice, Kansas State University, Howard Brown, Growmark, Inc., and Robert Carlson, North Dakota Farmers Union. Represented the Society of American Foresters. Invited. Washington, DC. April 15, 2009. Available online at: https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/climate-briefing
- Certification Standards and Payments for Ecosystem Services: Harnessing financial markets to conserve biodiversity and promote climate objectives. Panel discussion with Ricardo Bayon, EKO Asset Management, Joanna Durbin, Community, Climate, and Biodiversity Alliance, Charlotte Streck, Climate Focus, Kate Hamilton, Ecosystem Marketplace, Roger Sedjo, Resources for the Future, and George Kelly, Environmental Banc and Exchange. Carbon TradeEx America. Washington, DC. April 7-8, 2009
- Overview of Current Forest Carbon Markets: US and International. Preparing for the Carbon Market: Forestry Offsets. Workshop sponsored by the Western Forestry and Conservation Society. Invited. Portland, Oregon. March 5, 2009.
- Bringing REDD Markets to the Forest, (one of three presentations of the International Society of Tropical Foresters panel including Doug Boucher, Union of Concerned Scientists and Chad Oliver, Yale University). Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. Reno, Nevada. November 7, 2008.
- Markets for Carbon Offset Projects. Presentation made as member of the SAF’s Climate Change Task Force from its report titled, Forest Management Solutions for Mitigating Climate Change in the United States. Invited. Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. Reno, Nevada. November 7, 2008.
- Forest Carbon Markets: Potential for Wisconsin. Wisconsin Council on Forestry. Invited. Madison, Wisconsin. December 18, 2007.
- Climate Change, Carbon Trading, and Sustainability. Michigan Forest Products Council - Energy Task Force. Invited. Lansing, Michigan. December 13, 2007.
- Forestry and Global Change (a discussion panel on forestry and its role in climate change with Robert Jackson, Duke University, and William Holenstein, USDA Global Change Program Office). Forestry and Conservation; Understanding & Creating Linkages. A symposium hosted by the Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, and The Duke University Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. Invited. Durham, North Carolina, November 9, 2007.
- Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD) Environmental Market Design: Voluntary or Mandatory Markets? (a panel discussion with Gerhard Dieterle, World Bank, Annie Petsonk, Environmental Defense, Neil Franklin, APRIL, and Christianto Wibisono, Global Nexus Institute) . On the Road to UN-Bali Climate Change: Creating Global Consensus on a Sustainable Model of Avoided Deforestation. National Press Club. Global Nexus Institute. Invited. Washington, DC. November 1, 2007.
- Accessing Carbon Markets Through American Forest Foundation Forestry Offset Projects. A presentation by Robert Simpson, American Forest Foundation and Michael Walsh, Chicago Climate Exchange. Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. Portland, Oregon. October 26, 2007.
- Quality Characteristics of Forest Offset Projects. A presentation with John Hagan, Manomet Center for Conservation, Alec Giffen, State Forester of Maine, and Dan Sosland, Environment Northeast. Society of American Foresters Annual Convention. Portland, Oregon. October 25, 2007
- Funders Briefing: Climate Change Solutions – The Role of Forests (a panel discussion with Michael Jenkins, President, Forest Trends, and Laurie Wayburn, President, Pacific Forest Trust), supported by the Kendall Foundation, The Merck Family Fund, and the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IIllinois. Invited. October 18, 2007.
- Mitigating Global Warming Through Forestry – Obstacles and Opportunities (a panel discussion with John Helms, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley, and Steve Brink, Vice President, California Forestry Association). Annual Meeting of the Oregon Forest Industries Council. Sunriver, Oregon. Invited. October 8, 2007.
- Role of SFI Certification within the Chicago Climate Exchange. 2007 SFI Annual Conference. Certification and the Green Market. Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited. September 26, 2007.
- Carbon Marketing and the Chicago Climate Exchange. National Council of Forest Association Executives. NCFAE 2007 Annual Meeting. South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Invited. July 19, 2007.
- Characteristics of Quality Forest Offset Projects: Additionality, Leakage, Baseline, and other Key Issues. Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Offsets: What is the Role of our New England Forests? A presentation with John Hagan. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Augusta, Maine. Invited. June 27, 2007.
- Forest Carbon Offset Projects: Opportunities in an Evolving Market. American Forest & Paper Association - Forest Resources Committee. Washington, DC. Invited. June 26, 2007.
- Forest Carbon Offset Banking. Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of American Foresters. Ecosystem Markets: From Priceless to Valuable. Galveston, Texas. Invited. April 24-26, 2007.
- Forest Carbon Offset Trading. Intermountain Forestry Association’s 6th Annual Forester’s Forum. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Invited. February 9, 2007.
- An Economic Analysis of a Managed Hardwood Forest Offset Project. Michigan Forest Products Council. Marquette, Michigan. Invited. January 4, 2007.
- Emerging and Evolving Forest Carbon Markets. North Carolina Society of American Foresters summer meeting - Adding Value to Forestry: Exploring how landowners, industry, manufacturers, TIMO’s and retailers define value-added. New Bern, North Carolina. Invited. June 15, 2006.