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Vice President and A Carbon Emiss...

Local Address: London, United Kingdom
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc
4 World Financial Ctr
New York, New York 10080
United States

Company Description: Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. together with its subsidiaries, provide investment, financing, insurance, and related services to individuals and institutions on a global...   more

Employment History


  • M.A. , Political Sciences
    University of Bonn
  • MPA , International Energy Management and Policy
    Columbia University
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Presenter Bios | Airline ETS 2009 Masterclass | Emissions Trading Scheme 2009 | London 1-2 June 2009 – Hosted by Green Aviation & Norton Rose | Meet the mandatory EU Emissions Trading Scheme 2009 monitoring plan submission deadline., 27 July 2013 [cached]
- Martin Berg, Merril Lynch
Presenter: Martin Berg, VP Carbon Origination, Merril Lynch
Martin Berg
Martin Berg is a vice president and a carbon emissions originator at Merrill Lynch, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America.
Based in London, Martin is responsible for the bank's global transaction in the flexible mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol (CDM and JI) and in the voluntary carbon markets.
Martin has worked on climate change and the carbon markets for over 10 years. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a carbon finance specialist at RNK Capital LLC, a New York based hedge fund. Before his time at RNK Capital LLC, Martin worked at the climate change unit of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and at conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Lyon and The Hague.
Martin holds an MPA in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University and a M.A. in Political Sciences from the University of Bonn.
But a key lesson from the ..., 9 Nov 2007 [cached]
But a key lesson from the rapid growth of voluntary emission reduction efforts in the US is that buyers of VERs prefer local credits, said Martin Berg, an emissions trader with Merrill Lynch.
Climatico - Articles » Europe » “Carbon Bonds” – could they finance our way to a low carbon economy?, 9 April 2009 [cached]
Martin Berg, vice president, carbon emissions originator at Merrill Lynch in London, said the sums needed to develop the UK's renewables infrastructure and meet renewable energy targets were too large to rely only on public borrowing alone.
The private sector and REDD: "Turning liabilities into assets" |, 4 Dec 2008 [cached]
Presentations came from Martin Schroeder of TÜV-SÜD, Johannes Ebeling of EcoSecurities, Ralph J Strebel of Carbon Conservation, Martin Berg of Merrill Lynch Commodities and Anna Lehmann of Sindicatum Carbon Capital.
Ralph J Strebel of Carbon Conservation and Martin Berg of Merrill Lynch Commodities spoke about the Ulu Masen project in Aceh province in Indonesia.
Merrill Lynch's Martin Berg explained why Merrill Lynch was involved in the Ulu Masen project. Climate change is a global problem, he told us, with between 18 and 20 per cent of emissions coming from forests. The difference between REDD and afforestation projects is that REDD is reducing the source of emissions. Merrill Lynch has "transaction experience", for example with carbon credits from wind power projects. "We think this is the right project at the right time," Berg said.
According to Berg, the Ulu Masen project will result in 3.4 million tons of avoided CO2 emissions per year over the 30 years of the project. "We have included a 30% buffer of reserve credits, against leakage," he said.
During the questions, Martin Berg of Merrill Lynch mentioned a meeting taking place in London with a "form of steering committee" on the Ulu Masen project, including lawyers. "The legal aspect of these projects is tricky," he said. This may prove to be something of an understatement. The seller has to have the legal right to sell the carbon credits from the project and there is no legal precedent for this. No country in the world has any experience on proving legally that a seller has the right to sell carbon from forests, Berg said.
How international leakage is to be measured is a good question, he said.
How to finance the UK’s green deal -, 22 May 2009 [cached]
Martin Berg, vice president, carbon emissions originator at Merrill Lynch in London, said the sums required to develop the UK's renewables infrastructure were too large to rely only on public borrowing.
"Pension funds would love to have exposure to some green projects but the risks are taking away that appetite," Berg says. He suggests some form of government underwriting might therefore be necessary to lure private investment.
Berg forsees some combination of the two models but plenty of detail needs to be worked out to lure those vital private funds.
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