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The Carbon Share Project was initated in January 2007 by Mike Sandler. The initial goal was to encourage a carbon market that supports the public trust in the implementation of California's AB32. The development of Carbon Share coincided with FEASTA's work on Cap and Share and contributed to Peter Barnes' work on Cap and Dividend. By the fall of 2007, Mike continued his work with the Climate Protection Campaign to promote Cap and Dividend, and Carbon Share became Mike's personal project, to archive his and others' work on public trust allocation. This redesigned website updates and expands the ideas to apply to the local, state, and international levels, and will be a resource for projects involving Carbon Share.

The Carbon Share project is currently seeking formal structure, and is open to input from funders, investors, and other interested stakeholders. The project may spin off Political Action Committees, and various non-profit and for-profit business structures.

Mike Sandler is the Carbon Share Program Manager. Mike is co-founder of the Center for Climate Protection based in Sonoma County, California, and he has worked with cities, water agencies, air quality districts, and the faith community to create and implement actions to address climate change. Mike has helped develop several local government sustainability programs, and is a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Sebastopol. For several years, Mike has been researching the public trust aspects of carbon market mechanisms considered in California's Global Warming Solutions Act. He has a degree in Political Economy from UC Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.

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