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Press Releases

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.

 


 

Press Release: IETA welcomes enhanced emissions trading provisions in US power plan

Contact: Tom Lawler, +1 470-222-5382, lawler@ieta.org

WASHINGTON DC, 3 August – IETA welcomes the Clean Power Plan’s embrace of emissions trading, offering a low cost solution to meeting the plan’s goals. 

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Policymakers need to accelerate work on market mechanisms in Paris agreement

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

Policymakers need to accelerate work on market mechanisms in Paris agreement

GENEVA, 27 July – Commenting on the release of the consolidated version of the Geneva negotiating text, to guide negotiations towards an international climate change agreement in Paris at the end of this year, IETA’s CEO and President Dirk Forrister says:

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Press Release: World Bank’s first Pilot Auction Facility round a welcome boost to flagging CDM market – IETA

 

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org 

World Bank’s first Pilot Auction Facility round a welcome boost to flagging CDM market – IETA

GENEVA, 17 July – Commenting on the successful first reverse-auction of carbon credits held by the World Bank’s Pilot Auction Facility (PAF), IETA’s CEO and President Dirk Forrister says:

“We are pleased to see that the first auction by the PAF was a success.  This innovation offers a fresh approach to public-private partnerships as well as providing a lift to the Clean Development Mechanism, helping keep emissions-reducing projects to move forward in choppy economic times.

"The PAF shows a practical way that targeted government funds can leverage larger amounts of private money - by reducing risks, it boosts investor confidence and mobilises capital to the climate challenge."

"In the future, the world needs to see further collaboration between the public and private sectors. The PAF’s model deserves a close look by other climate finance institutions, such as the UN’s Green Climate Fund.”

The winning bidders included Amsterdam Capital Trading and BP Energy Asia. The full auction results and list of winning bidders is available on the PAF website.

 

About IETA:

IETA is the voice of business on carbon markets around the world. Established in 1999, IETA's members include global leaders in the oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, technology, data verification, broking, trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries.

 

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EU ETS legislative proposal boost to investor confidence – IETA

Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

BRUSSELS, 15 July – IETA welcomes today’s publication by the European Commission of its legislative proposal to revise the EU ETS Directive to reflect political agreements reached over the past 12 months.

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Press Release: IETA welcomes Alberta’s clarity on climate policy, extension of carbon market

Contact: Katie Sullivan, sullivan@ieta.org or +1 416 500 4335

TORONTO, 25 June – IETA welcomes Alberta’s decision to build on its existing market mechanism to tackle climate change, as sub-nationals continue to lead on carbon pricing and markets across North America.

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IETA Statement on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

GENEVA, 18 June - IETA welcomes Pope Francis’s call for climate action in the run-up to the Paris talks. He is right to call on all of us to do our part, especially those of us in the business community.  We share his hope that the nations of the world can come together in Paris to chart an ambitious path forward that delivers climate benefits and enhances sustainable economic growth.

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IETA welcomes oil & gas CEO letter calling for carbon pricing

 

Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org 

GENEVA, 1 June – A letter from the CEOs of six oil and gas companies calling for carbon pricing to play a role in the future international climate change agreement is a welcome boost as climate negotiators begin a two-week meeting in Bonn, IETA says.

The CEOs of BG Group, BP, Eni, Shell, Statoil and Total signed the letter to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius.

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