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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.

 


 

IETA welcomes proposal for cap-and-trade emissions market in Washington State

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Contact: Katie Sullivan, sullivan@ieta.org

IETA welcomes proposal for cap-and-trade emissions market in Washington State

WASHINGTON DC, 18 December – IETA welcomes Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal for a cap-and-trade emissions market, which could potentially link to other markets including California and Québec’s freshly-linked program.

Governor Inslee announced his legislative proposal yesterday, with a view to a cap-and-trade program starting 1 July, 2016 to comply with greenhouse gas reduction targets enshrined in state law since 2008. The system as proposed would cover around 85% of the state’s emissions, with the cap declining by 2% annually.

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Lima climate talks put pressure on national capitals to highlight role for market mechanisms

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

Lima climate talks put pressure on national capitals to highlight role for market mechanisms

GENEVA, 14 December – The UN climate talks in Lima, Peru advanced a call for nations to accelerate action on climate change by providing basic guidance on the structure of the “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” due early next year.

The Lima call for climate action reiterates governments’ commitment to reaching a new deal in Paris next year and includes a 38-page annex of elements for the draft negotiating text, with a range of alternative options listed on each element, including the use of market mechanisms

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Media Advisory: Business Group Press Conference

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org 

Media Advisory

Business Group Press Conference today at 3pm

Please join IETA and partners today at 3pm (local time) in press conference room 2 (Zone D) for a press briefing on business perspectives on the Lima negotiations and expectations for the remaining few days.

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Comment from IETA on week 2 of Lima talks

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Contact Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

Comment from IETA on week 2 of Lima talks

IETA’s Director of International Policy Jeff Swartz comments on the start of week 2 of the Lima climate negotiations:

Here in Lima today, all eyes are on the arrival of Ministers to begin negotiating a draft text for the Paris 2015 Agreement. IETA is pleased to see a home for markets in the ADP negotiating texts and the recognition by governments that markets are a cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Market mechanisms are a time-tested and proven way to engage the business community and investors in a multilateral climate change agreement.

For further comments or requests for interview with any of the IETA team, please contact Katie Kouchakji at kouchakji@ieta.org


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Lima negotiations ‘a real opportunity’ to advance markets for 2015 deal, says IETA, November 26, 2014
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Contact Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

GENEVA, 26 November – UN climate negotiations starting in Lima, Peru next week offer a real opportunity for governments to build on the momentum for carbon pricing from September’s climate summit in New York, IETA says.

Representatives from more than 190 countries will gather in the Peruvian capital for two weeks from 1 December for the latest round of talks on a new global climate change agreement, set to be finalised in Paris in December 2015.

This is the first major meeting since the New York summit, which featured carbon pricing prominently. It also follows the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth synthesis report, which continued to make the scientific case for climate action – including references to the economic efficiency of linked markets and international cooperation.

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New report from Harvard Project on Climate Agreements sets out case for market linkages

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Contact: Jeff Swartz, swartz@ieta.org or +41 789 358 288

New report from Harvard Project on Climate Agreements sets out case for market linkages

GENEVA, 25 November – A new report by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, highlighting the benefits of links between markets and other policy approaches, is a timely resource as climate negotiators prepare to meet next week to discuss a future climate agreement, IETA says today.

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IETA report highlights how markets deliver climate finance, technology and emissions cuts, November 20, 2014

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Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org

LONDON, 20 November – IETA’s GHG Market Report 2014, released today, showcases the role markets can play in delivering climate finance, clean technology and emissions cuts.

Entitled Markets Matter, this year’s report is structured around these three themes. The report opens with an overview by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. It then considers market architecture for the Paris Agreement in an article by Professor Robert Stavins and a team led by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, before IETA’s International Working Group chairman David Hone sets out the need for markets in the 2015 climate agreement and how market elements could be facilitated.

The Report focuses on a range of market-related issues, with articles from the secretariat of the Green Climate Fund, carbon market pioneer Ken Newcombe of CQuest Capital, Québec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change, the World Bank and the International Air Transport Association, among others.

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