The Climate Action Reserve is pleased to present the North American Carbon World (NACW) conference. Formerly the Navigating the American Carbon World conference, the event is being presented under a new name, but will continue to address the most pressing issues in climate policy and carbon markets to the largest gathering of climate professionals in North America. NACW features comprehensive and up-to-date information, key thought-leaders advancing innovative climate solutions, and the best networking opportunities with colleagues in the business, government, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

In its sixteenth consecutive year, NACW 2018 will explore the momentum and progress of subnational and international climate policy, carbon markets, and climate finance. By understanding emerging and dynamic trends  and building collaborative relationships with an expansive network of climate professionals, attendees will learn how to successfully meet the challenge of a carbon-constrained economy. For all of these reasons and more, NACW has long been considered the must-attend event of the year for climate policy and carbon markets.

Join us in sharing NACW news, updates, and insights through Twitter! The Reserve’s twitter handle is @climatereserve and we will be using the hashtag #nacw2018.

NACW attendees who booked under the special NACW room rate receive complimentary basic internet service in their guest rooms at the InterContinental San Francisco.

Wifi is also provided in the meeting rooms with special thanks to the NACW 2018 internet sponsor, 3Degrees, Inc.

During the registration process, registrants are asked about their special dietary requirements to ensure the hotel will be prepared to accommodate their needs. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes will be integrated into the buffet. People with other special dietary restrictions may ask a buffet server for their specially prepared meals.

During the registration process, registrants are also asked about special needs regarding mobility, vision impairment, and hearing impairment. Accommodations will be made for people needing special assistance.


The Climate Action Reserve is a pioneer in carbon accounting and the most experienced, trusted, and efficient offset registry to serve the carbon markets. With deep roots in California and a reach across North America, the Reserve encourages actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and works to ensure environmental benefit, integrity, and transparency in market-based solutions to address global climate change. It operates the largest accredited registry for the California compliance market and has played an integral role in the development and administration of the state’s cap-and-trade program. For the voluntary market, the Reserve establishes high quality standards for carbon offset projects, oversees independent third-party verification bodies and issues and tracks the transaction of carbon credits (Climate Reserve Tonnes) generated from such projects in a transparent, publicly-accessible system.

Drawing from this experience and knowledge in creating and encouraging regulatory-quality standards for greenhouse gas assessment, the Reserve expanded its work into the arena of assessing the climate impact of projects financed by investments. Its Climate Impact Score program quantifies the greenhouse gas impact of investments and supports the growth of investments that positively impact the environment.

The Climate Action Reserve is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California.