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Eric Marland, PhD

Talk title: Short Term Valuations for Long Term Growth
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Appalachian State University

Standard financial approaches can expand opportunities for entry into carbon offset programs. To move past transient responses to new carbon offset programs, we demonstrate financial equivalencies for short term valuations with subtle changes in the concepts of permanence and additionality. These changes have the potential for long term growth of participation in offset programs, reductions in the need for buffers, and flexibility for future innovations. These changes can be made while preserving the rigorous validity of offset credits.