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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’s Paris Roadmap a good start, but needs more work

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

EU’s Paris Roadmap a good start, but needs more work

GENEVA, 25 February – The EU’s Roadmap to Paris is a good start on the process to reaching an international climate agreement at the end of this year – but more work needs to be done to ensure a role for markets in the final deal, IETA says.

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IETA welcomes the political endorsement of a market stability reserve in the EU ETS

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IETA welcomes the political endorsement of a market stability reserve in the EU ETS

BRUSSELS, 24 February – IETA welcomes today’s support by the European Parliament's Environment Committee to reform the EU Emissions Trading System by introducing a market stability reserve. The proposed compromise will authorize the European Commission to place allowances held back from auctioning over 2014-16 into the reserve.

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UK Parliament’s call for Paris agreement to facilitate carbon market links

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org 

UK Parliament’s call for Paris agreement to facilitate carbon market links

GENEVA, 17 February – IETA welcomes the release of a UK Parliament committee report today which calls for the Paris climate agreement to enable links between carbon markets around the world.

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IETA welcomes Ontario action to fight climate change

 

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Contact: Katie Sullivan, sullivan@ieta.org

IETA welcomes Ontario action to fight climate change

TORONTO, 12 February – IETA welcomes today’s release of a discussion paper outlining options to address climate change by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change – which places the need for a carbon price at its core.

The province of Ontario is a welcome addition to a growing number of sub-nationals in North America that are taking steps to fight climate change. The government states in the paper that “carbon pricing is a climate-critical policy that will be driving emission reductions across Ontario’s economy”. It also recognizes the leadership role the private sector has taken to date, which the government will build on, and that all sectors of the economy need to play a role for any response to be successful.

“In the absence of strong national leadership, climate policy in North America is increasingly being driven by action at the sub-national level, including Ontario’s neighbour Québec,” says IETA President and CEO Dirk Forrister. “We welcome Ontario’s move to put a price on carbon and look forward to engaging the government on the advantages that cap and trade brings to reaching climate targets, while driving clean investment and innovation.”  

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ALLCOT Quality Management System gains ISO 9001:2008 certification, February 9, 2015


IETA Member ALLCOT a company dedicated to providing environmental sustainability services and emissions trading, has been successful in gaining ISO 9001:2008 accreditation after an audit of the company’s business practices by Lloyd’s Registrar Quality Assurance. ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is the world's most recognised quality management standard designed to provide assurance about the quality of our services to key stakeholders.

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Geneva negotiations must advance Paris negotiating text

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

Carbon Pricing Priorities for the Paris 2015 agreement

GENEVA, 6 February – Next week’s UN climate negotiations in Geneva must make serious steps forward on the draft text for a new climate agreement, if a deal is to be reached in Paris at the end of this year, says IETA

By the end of the last negotiating session, in Peru in December, a document laying out elements for the draft negotiating text had swollen to 39 pages. With no additional negotiating sessions scheduled after Geneva until June, negotiators next week need to deliver the draft negotiating text; any amendment, annex or protocol1 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) must be circulated at least six months in advance of the Conference of the Parties (COP) where it is intended to be adopted.

“Negotiators have a big task ahead of them next week, if the timetable for an agreement at the end of this year is going to be met,” says IETA President and CEO Dirk Forrister. “With an array of carbon markets and pricing approaches around the world, the Paris deal has an opportunity to facilitate greater cooperation and coordination between them –which is good for the environment and good for business.”  

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IETA Statement on ITRE vote on the proposal for a market stability reserve

22 January 2015

Today, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee failed to agree on improvements to the European Commission’s proposed Market Stability Reserve for the EU ETS. This vote, while non-binding, is a disappointment, as it highlights the inability of political groups to reach a common agreement on certain design features.  As a result, the process will advance without an opinion from the ITRE Committee.

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