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IETA distributes its press releases and news advisories to all forms of media around the globe. If you are a member of the media and would like to be added to IETA’s distribution list, please contact Cédric Ammann, Communications Officer, at ammann@ieta.org.

The most recent press releases be found below, in reverse chronological order. Older items may be found in our  Press Release Archive.

 


 

EU 2030 GHG reduction target good for business, says IETA

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Contact: Sarah Deblock, deblock@ieta.org or +32 2 230 1160

 

EU 2030 GHG reduction target good for business, says IETA

 

BRUSSELS, 24 October – IETA welcomes today’s agreement by Europe’s leaders on the bloc’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target – and calls on the European Commission to expedite a legislative proposal to enshrine the target.

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IETA welcomes GCF Board Decisions to enable pledges and private sector participation

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IETA welcomes GCF Board Decisions to enable pledges and private sector participation

 

GENEVA, 20 October – IETA welcomes decisions by the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to enable resource mobilisation, encourage private sector participation, and leverage private capital.

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IETA urges negotiators to build on carbon pricing momentum from New York Climate Summit

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IETA urges negotiators to build on carbon pricing momentum from New York Climate Summit

 

GENEVA, 20 October – UN climate negotiators meeting this week should use the momentum from last month’s UN climate summit in New York on carbon pricing to develop provisions for carbon market mechanisms in the future climate agreement, says IETA today.

As government officials gather in Bonn, Germany for a week-long UNFCCC negotiating session on the 2015 Paris climate agreement, IETA calls on them to heed the overwhelming international support for carbon pricing evidenced at the UN Secretary-General’s climate summit in September. This includes the support of 74 countries, 23 subnational jurisdictions and more than 1000 businesses for putting a price on carbon.1 

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Letter to EU Council on 2030 Targets

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IETA: Letter to EU Council on 2030 Targets

GENEVA, 16 October – IETA today called on EU heads of state to reach an agreement on the bloc’s 2030 emissions target when the Council convenes next week. 

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IETA comment on climate finance pledges

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org or +44 7870 600 074

IETA comment on climate finance pledges at the UN Secretary-General’s climate summit in New York today

September 23, 2014 - Today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a summit to catalyse momentum towards a climate deal in 2015. A series of world leaders from countries including France, Korea, Denmark and Norway, among others, pledged more than $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund.

Katie Sullivan, IETA’s Director of Climate Finance, said:

“It is fantastic to see so many nations stepping up and making pledges – this is greater than we had anticipated. We look forward to seeing how the GCF will use these pledges to leverage private capital. Private investors are ready and willing to invest further in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures; they just need the right frameworks to invest. Today’s pledges – which include $1 billion from France and $100 million from Korea, which hosts the GCF – are a leap in the right direction.” 

For more information, please contact Katie Kouchakji on kouchakji@ieta.org

 

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IETA brings policymakers, business together in support of carbon pricing

 

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Contact: Jeff Swartz, swartz@ieta.org or +1 202 517 3090

 

IETA brings policymakers, business together in support of carbon pricing

 

NEW YORK, 22 September – The Paris 2015 climate agreement needs to include a central role for carbon pricing, said leading corporate executives and policymakers brought together by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements today.

At a special Symposium on “Carbon Pricing and the 2015 Climate Agreement” held today in New York City – one day before a UN Summit of world leaders to build political momentum for a deal next year – leading executives from some of the world’s largest companies and policymakers from around the globe explained why they support market-based carbon pricing.  They focused on specific provisions needed in the Paris agreement to support and link the carbon markets of the future. 

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UN Climate Summit to set up role for markets in Paris agreement

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org or +44 7870 600 074

UN Climate Summit to set up role for markets in Paris agreement

GENEVA, 17 September –Next week’s summit of world leaders, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, is a prime opportunity for governments to confirm a role for markets in the 2015 Paris climate agreement through their support or carbon pricing, says the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the one-day Climate Change Summit on 23 September at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The aim of the meeting is to build political momentum for a deal in Paris at the end of 2015. Negotiations begin in earnest in Lima this December, when governments will begin to focus on specific texts for the Paris agreement.

In recent weeks, IETA joined the World Bank in encouraging businesses and governments to support a joint statement for long-term carbon pricing throughout the global economy. The full list of signatories will be presented on 23 September.

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