IETA is dedicated to:
IETA works for:
To be the premier voice for the business community on emissions trading, the objectives for the organisation are to:
To achieve its goals, IETA focuses on the following areas:
IETA has established a number of Working Groups that meet in workshops and seminars on topics that include the EU ETS, China, the US, International policy, Canada and voluntary markets, among others. IETA continues to map down initiatives that work in developing components of GHG markets to help create a functioning market.
There continues to be the need for promoting market mechanisms and trading as one of the solutions available to businesses in order to minimise societal impact, within the framework of sustainable development. This includes substantial efforts, such as the Business Partnership for Market Readiness, the annual IETA workshop on GHG markets, and various events throughout the year
A critical element in IETA's work remains the linking of trading systems, and the significance of linkages for the GHG market. Another important issue is that of responses of business when operating in such a diverse environment. Cooperation with WBCSD, WEF and other organisations that have complementary roles is important to IETA’s work.
Through the Business Partnership for Market Readiness, IETA brings together experienced carbon market practitioners and businesses in emerging economies to share lessons learned and knowledge.