Upcoming events

IETA Led Upcoming events

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

    The special event will start with a stage-setting panel discussion on the “Emerging Carbon Market Insights: Role of Liquidity & Price Discovery”, co-organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and AirCarbon. It will be followed by an interactive trading simulation session and friendly competition, sponsored and organised by AirCarbon. The virtual trading commissions earned through the event will go towards mitigating carbon emissions through the deployment of cookstoves in Malawi.

    Registrations HERE 

    . Welcome Remarks
    William Pazos, Chief Operating Officer - AirCarbon
    John Denton, Secretary General - International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
    Kamran Khan, Head of ESG for Asia Pacific - Deutsche Bank
    . Panel Conversation & Q&A (co-organised by AirCarbon, ICC and IETA)
    Dorjee Sun, CEO - Perlin
    John Denton, Secretary General - International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
    Leslie Durschinger, Founder, CEO, CIO - Terra Global
    Josh Margolis, Senior Commercial Advisor - Emergent
    . Trading Simulation (sponsored by AirCarbon)
    Tom Herman, VP Business Development - AirCarbon
    . Closing Remarks
    Eva Weightman, Director, Aviation - IETA

    Trading Simulation Sponsored by

    AirCarbon is a regulated, blockchain-based, commodities exchange for carbon. We make carbon trading frictionless through our SPOT and Futures markets. This allows hedge funds, carbon developers, and other organizations to use market-based mechanisms to manage their carbon emissions in a transparent, low-cost, and high liquidity environment.

    • 23 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Virtual Event

    Attempting to understand the multiple definitions and approaches to “net-zero” climate commitments can be challenging. This timely session will unpack government and corporate net-zero plans and pathways, and hone in on the crucial role that carbon markets must play to facilitate and accelerate these ambitious decarbonisation trajectories. IETA’s session will bring together business, government, and technical experts to discuss why “net zero” means different things to different people, share up-to-date research on how carbon markets can be used to enhance ambition, and examine the latest policy, financing, and corporate leadership innovations in support of Natural Climate Solutions.

    Registrations HERE

    Welcome Address
    Katie Sullivan, Managing Director – IETA

    Richard Saines, Partner – Pollination


    Jim McDermott, 1PointFive, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) LOW Carbon Ventures
    Renat Heuberger, CEO - South Pole
    Frances Seymour, Board Chair - ART
    Federico Di Credico, Managing Director - ACT Financial Solutions
    Toby Janson-Smith, Chief Innovation Officer - Verra
    Kelley Kizzier, Associate Vice President for International Climate –Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) will co-host the high-level event “Ambitious and resilient carbon markets: a central pillar for green recovery” as part of 2020 New York City Climate Week. With ICAP, a partnership of over 30 national and regional governments working on emissions trading and IETA, a non-profit association and voice of the business community on market solutions to climate change, two key international organizations are working together to highlight the resilience of carbon markets to the economic and financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote carbon pricing as a central element of a green recovery.

    Registrations HERE

    OBJECTIVES: Worldwide, emissions trading systems (ETS) continue to be a key piece of the mitigation puzzle, with 21 systems now operating across four continents and over 20 further systems under development or under consideration. Markets in the European Union, the California and Quebec linked carbon market as well as New Zealand have years of experience and have been reformed to ensure their resilience to external shocks. The markets have varying designs to handle situations of reduced demand for allowances and still support a steadily increasing carbon price to send the critical long-term investment signal for clean technology. Earlier this year, we saw shocks to world economies due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. Like other markets, the existing carbon markets were not immune to impacts of these economic shocks or reduced economic activity. However, although they have different design features, data shows they saw rational market behavior and a return to longterm market fundamentals in a short amount of time. 

    This event will allow for administrators of different carbon markets as well as global business leaders to provide their insights into performance of major carbon markets throughout the ongoing crisis. The event aims to demonstrate that carefully designed carbon markets have shown themselves to be a resilient policy instrument for climate change mitigation even in the face of an unprecedented pandemic. 

    AUDIENCE: Key actors from policy, business, think tanks, and academia. 


    11.15 am – 11.30 am  Registration and Technical Guidance

    11.30 am – 11.45 am  Welcoming Remarks

    11.45 am – 12.00 pm  COVID-19, green recovery and the low carbon transition - Keynote address

    12.00 pm – 1.00 pm    Resilient carbon markets to drive a green recovery - High-Level Panel Discussion 

    Welcome Addresses

    Rajinder Sahota, Co-Chair - ICAP

    Jonathan Grant, Chairman – IETA



    Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA


    Resilient Carbon Markets to Drive a Green Recovery Panel



    Mary Nichols, Chair - California Air Resources Board (CARB)

    Mauro Petriccione, Director General - DG Clima

    Jean Yves Benoit, Director Carbon Markets - Quebec Ministry for Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Canada

    James Cameron, COP26 Advisor & Senior Advisor, Pollination

    David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser - Shell International

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 23 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Virtual Event

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands (TBC)

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