The International Emissions Trading Association emerged from the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) Policy Forums on greenhouse gas emissions trading in 1999. It started as a result of cooperation between UNCTAD and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
IETA received legal non-profit status from the government of Switzerland in June 2000, and received United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) non-governmental organization accreditation in October 2000.
IETA is a membership organization where all members have one vote, used at the Annual General Meeting and any Extraordinary General meetings. Half of IETA's 18 Board members are elected each year. IETA's Articles and Rules are accessible from this page. Other material on governance is in the member area of this website.
IETA Board of Directors
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Analysis
IETA Vice Chairpersons
Head of Regulatory Affairs
RWE Supply and Trading
Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon Policies and Carbon Regulation, Enel
Matthew Bateson, Global Practice Leader for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Rio Tinto
Arthur Lee, Fellow and Principal Advisor, Environment and Climate Change, Chevron
Giles Dickson, VP Environmental Policies & Global Advocacy, Alstom
Christine Faure-Fedigan, Director, Corporate Climate Policy, GDF Suez
David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Petroleum
Takashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Madlen King, Global head of climate change and sustainability, LRQA.
Scott McGregor, CEO, Camco Clean Energy
Jonathan Shopley, Managing Director and External Affairs, Carbon Neutral Company
Geoff Sinclair, Head of Carbon Trading, Standard Bank
Gray Taylor, Partner, Bennett Jones
Bill Tyndall, Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulator Affairs, Duke Energy
Karl Upston-Hooper, General Counsel of GreenStream Network plc.
Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the Carbon Market Forum, Centre for European Policy Studies;
Former IETA President & CEO
Sir Charles Nicholson
President & CEO