IETA frequently attends, presents and organizes conferences, plenaries, symposiums, meetings and other events on topics that are important for our members.


For 12 years, IETA has been the premier organizer of carbon market trade fairs and conferences around the world. Carbon Expo is the largest annual gathering of the global market, with Ministers, CEOs and Key Negotiators regularly among the keynote speakers. In addition, IETA sponsors other major carbon events in North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America. IETA also convenes workshops and roundtables in centers of the carbon market worldwide.

Special discounts on admission, and premiere access to our many world-class events are just a few of the great Members-Only Benefits we offer. For more information on IETA Membership, click here.

COP20: MARKETS MATTER, December 1-12, 2014

On behalf of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and our partners, we are proud to present the COP20 IETA Side Event Program in Lima. 

The program features over 50 sessions running from the 1st of December thru to the 12th of December in the IETA Pavilion located inside the COP20 main ground, ‘The Cuartel General del Ejercito del Peru’. 

Our Pavilion is located in one of the main Country Delegation halls, together with the EU, Peru, France, China, Korea, Australia and more, next to the 2 main negotiating plenaries—an excellent location accessible to all, and for discussions on carbon markets, climate finance, and market provisions for the 2015 Agreement.   

With our friends, sister organizations and sponsors, who we deeply thank for their precious support, we offer a full range of fresh views from business about climate solutions. These are featured in sessions on all of the "hot topics" facing business here at the COP in Lima – and this year again, we make it easy to drop by for events at an on-site location.

Download the COP20 Lima Summary here

Follow us in Lima with our COP20 Updates:
11 December 2014
9 December 2014
7 December 2014
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3 December 2014


Our aim, as always, is to help make sense of the negotiations for business observers and others interested in the business view.  Our sessions focus on carbon pricing, markets, climate finance, REDD+, bottom-up climate action and beyond.  

Key Links:

> Download the IETA COP20 Full Side Event Program Guide*:  IETA COP20 Full Side Event Program Guide

> Your last chance to benefit from prominent onsite visibility: COP20 Partner Sponsor Opportunities

> View IETA's COP Strategy Note, please visit: IETA's Policy Priorities & Events for the Lima Negotiations

> View the COP20 Floor Plan: COP20 Floor Plan Overview Detailed Plan IETA Stand@COP 20

> Follow us on Twitter: @IETA #marketsmatter

> Please note that no further registration is required; the IETA Pavilion is open to all accredited participants to UNFCCC COP20

> Information Note - Visa Arrangements for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Lima, Peru, 1 - 12 December 2014 

For Members Only > View the IETA Members COP20 Blog


*Subject to change  


We would like to thank our Main Sponsors:

Chevron, EEI, GEF, GCCSI, IEA, ITRI, Petramas, Shell


We would like to thank our Supporting Partners:

IETA's COP20 Side Event Program is developed in collaboration with the UNFCCC, ATAG, BCSE, BC Government & Pacific Coast Collaborative, BMUB Germany, Carbon Market Institute, Chevron, Climate Action Reserve, Climate Knowledge & Innovation Community, Climate Focus, CTCN, Dentons, UNEP DTU, Edison Electric Institute, GDF SUEZ Energy Latin America, GEF, GCCSI, Harvard, IEA, IPIECA, ITRI, Petramas, Shell, USAID & BIOREDD, WBCSD and the World Bank Group.



Contact IETA’s COP20 Team :
Dirk Forrister, President & CEO                           
Jeff Swartz, International Policy (FVA/NMM)       
Katie Sullivan, Climate Finance & North America
Sophy Greenhalgh, REDD+ & Voluntary Market
Katie Kouchakji, Communications Lead           
Lisa Spafford, COP20 Events & Partnerships Lead

Carbon Market Seminar: The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – exploring the current state of play and the future market impact

Date: Wed, 4 February, 2015

Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Networking drinks: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: The Dominican Hotel, Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


“Crunch time” for the Market Stability Reserve

  1. The next ICIS carbon seminar taking place on the 4th February 2015 in Brussels will focus on four key issues:
  2. What is the current state of play, potential policy scenarios, and timeline for the MSR legislative process?
  3. How could different MSR proposals as well as single amendments to the Commission’s proposal affect carbon prices in the short, medium and long-term?
  4. How could a reformed EU ETS affect market participants´ trading behaviour?
  5. What were the price developments since the last seminar, did they materialize as we expected, and where do we see prices in the short/medium run?


A multi-angle stakeholder discussion

To shed some light on the above questions, the seminar is inviting key MSR stakeholders across the EU political, regulatory, and market spectrum to present and participate in panel discussions under three thematic blocks:

  1. Block 1: The analyst view – setting the stage for discussion
  2. Block 2: The policy view – current legislative state of play and market impact of the MSR
  3. Block 3: The member states and market view – stakeholder dialogue on the MSR


IETA is a supporting organisation for this event. Please find the detailed agenda and instructions for the registration here.





15-17 April 2015, Mauritius

The organisers of the African carbon forum: UNFCCC secretariat, IETA, the World Bank, UNEP-DTU Partnership, AfDB and UNCTAD have the pleasure to inform you that the ACF 2015 will be organised in Mauritius from 15 to 17 April 2015.

Next year’s ACF will have a special focus on the road to Paris and would have a ministerial segment that aims at facilitating African countries in shaping-up their positions for the Paris agreement. It will also focus on new ways of mobilising climate finance to assist African countries achieve their development goals in a clean and energy efficient way.

For sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact Lisa Spafford,


Barcelona, Spain - May 26 - 28



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