Our work

IETA regularly provides input to institutions such as the UNFCCC, CDM Executive Board, the European Commission and the US government.

Position Papers

IETA staff frequently produce a variety of policy position papers to explain and advocate our stance on important and timely global climate matters.

Our most recent Position Papers can be found below, in reverse chronological order. Older items may be found in our Position Paper Archives.

 


 

Enlisting government support for voluntary carbon management & offsetting to scale & accelerate climate action, ICROA & IETA White Paper, November 2014
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 08:26 AM

Scientific research coordinated by the IPCC suggests that policy and regulation is not keeping up with the urgency if the requirement to mitigate climate change impacts. The necessary policy and regulatory frameworks are evolving: top-down under the auspices of the UNFCCC, and bottom-up through the varied actions of individual governments and states.

Access the white paper here

 
Association Letter on MiFID II
Friday, April 17, 2015 04:08 AM

IETA signed an association letter about the ongoing Level 2 legislation drafting process of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II).

Please find the letter here.

 
Key Principles for Carbon Pricing in the 2015 Agreement
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 AM

IETA has created a two-page document, ‘key principles for carbon pricing in the 2015 agreement,’ drawn from previous IETA positions and the IETA Straw Proposal for Market Provisions for the Paris 2015 agreement.  This document includes specific IETA principles for market architecture in the agreement.

The document has also been translated in Español thanks to PwC Bogota.

 
IETA's views on the treatment of unallocated allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System
Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:00 AM

 

Please find here a paper detailing IETA’s views on unallocated allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System.

 
IETA’s Views on International Credits in the EU
Monday, February 23, 2015 03:19 AM

 

Please find here a new paper detailing IETA’s views on the role of international credits in the EU Emissions Trading System post-2020.

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IETA Policy Brief: IETA Market Provisions for the 2015 Agreement (Straw Proposal)
Friday, February 13, 2015 09:15 PM
IETA released its ‘market provisions for the Paris 2015 Climate Agreement’ policy briefing ahead of COP 20 in Lima.  
IETA’s Straw Proposal on “Market Provisions for the Paris 2015 Climate Agreement is available here for download
 
IETA Two-Pager on Carbon Pricing for the 2015 agreement
Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 AM

IETA’s two-page ‘key principles for carbon pricing in the 2015 agreement,’ was drawn from previous IETA positions and the IETA Straw Proposal for Market Provisions for the Paris 2015 agreement.

This document includes specific IETA principles for market architecture in the agreement.

Please download the document here.

 
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