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.

 


 

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.

 
2030 European Council Business Letter, September 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:26 AM
Dear Heads of State and Government of the European Union,

Our 57 companies, funds and associations represent more than 4.5 million employees worldwide. We each acknowledge responsibility for a sustainable economic future for Europe.

Timely decisions about the cornerstones of EU’s energy and climate policies beyond 2020 will substantially support confidence for the important investments. We would like to contribute towards a modern, resource-efficient and low carbon growth as a central driver for Europe’s economic recovery and competitiveness agenda, energy security aims, and delivering sustainable growth and job creation for decades to come.

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