Considering Carbon: The Evolution and Operation of Carbon Markets


Chandler Van Voorhis

This webinar will provide practical and technical insight into how carbon markets practically function, and how they have evolved in recent years. This includes addressing some the basics of the industry, specifically including how sellers and buyers become connected and how the transaction itself is created and completed. Further, it will provide an overview of the nature of contractual arrangements between carbon credit purchasers and landowners/operators, as well as other logistical and legal issues that often arise during this process. Finally, it will offer insight into current policy proposals such as tax credits and related matters could impact the industry moving forward.

The speaker for this webinar is Chandler Van Voorhis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ACRE Investment Management, LLC.


Time and Date:


 Wednesday, May 19, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 (EST)

11:00 – 12:00 (CST)


This webinar was recorded on May 19, 2021. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.


Chandler Van Voorhis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ACRE Investment Management, LLC.

Chandler Van Voorhis is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in conservation and ecological markets. He has given a recent TEDx Talk, guest lectured at Princeton & Yale, and authored several publications on the emergence of natural capital, including:​

  • “The Rise of Natural Capitalism and the New Frontier of Conservation Finance” in the book Wilderness, Wildlands and People: A Partnership for the Planet, published in 2008
  • “Finding New Ways to Think About the Environment and Economy” in the book Global Climate Change:  A Senior-Level Debate at the Intersection of Economics, Strategy, Technology, Science, Politics, and International Negotiation, published in 1998.

Prior to co-founding C2I, Chandler was co-host of GreenWave Radio, a nationally syndicated radio talk show on the environment and business. In 2002, he was awarded, along with Mr. Crane, the nation’s most distinguished private conservation award, the ChevronTexaco Conservation Award.

Chandler is former President of the Alliance for Environmental Education, an international non-profit that played a key role in getting environmental education in K-8 over the last 30 years. Currently, he serves on the advisory boards of IETA Natural Climate Solutions, Milliken Forestry Company, and RenewWest. He is also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Research & Materials:

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