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Our vision is to be the trusted business voice on market-based climate solutions.


IETA's mission is to:
  • Enable business to engage in climate action consistent with the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and

  • Establish effective market-based trading systems for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries.


We aim to achieve our mission by:

  • promoting an integrated view of the emissions trading system as a solution to climate change;

  • participating in the design and implementation of national and international rules and guidelines; and

  • providing the most up-to-date and credible information on emissions trading, GHG market activity and market based solutions to climate change.


To achieve our objectives, IETA works to:

  • Develop components of the GHG market and trading systems.

At the international level, IETA focuses on the developing rules under Articles 5 and 6 of the Paris Agreement, the Aviation sector and the voluntary markets, among others. At the national and sub-national levels, IETA focuses on promoting the best policy design for the existing and emerging markets across the world.

  • Promote market based solutions and participation in GHG markets

IETA uses its global reach and reputation to promote the go-to events for all market participants, such as Innovate4Climate and our numerous and diverse regional carbon fora. These events provide access to market insights and networking opportunities in every region of the world.

  • Strengthen business capacity

Through the Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR), IETA brings together experienced carbon market practitioners and businesses in economies implementing carbon pricing policies to share lessons learned and knowledge. In a newly launched carbon pricing hub, IETA and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are building coalitions to support new emerging markets.

  • Develop a global GHG market

IETA is dedicated to the establishment of linked trading systems to ensure efficient and competitive GHG markets. IETA provides thought leadership on the distinct advantages of linked markets by working with premier academics and think-tanks.

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