IETA LIVE Series - Linking the EU and UK Emissions Trading Systems: Cooperation or Isolation?

  • 26 Feb 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Virtual Event


February 26, 2021

10am – 11:30am New York / 3pm – 4:30pm London / 4pm – 5:30pm Geneva

Registrations HERE

Co-hosted by CF Partners, Drax and IETA

Although the UK has opted for a standalone ETS, both the UK and EU have committed to giving ‘serious consideration’ to linkage. This event will look to industry and policy experts to discuss the possibility of linkage. Is linkage politically feasible? What might the technical requirements and key negotiation issues be? What lessons can be learned from previous linkage agreements?

Moderator: Adam Berman, Director European Policy IETA


. Tim Atkinson, Director Sales and Trading CF Partners

. Ross McKenzie, Group Head of Public Affairs Drax

. Silke Goldberg, Partner Herbert Smith Freehills

. Jos Delbeke, European Investment Bank Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets European University Institute (EUI)

We would like to thank our Partner Sponsors:

"Whilst linking the schemes remains a goal for policymakers, for now companies will have to manage requirements separately. What is clear however is that both the EU ETS Phase 4 and the new UK ETS will set ambitious targets, presenting a significant compliance challenge for operators at a time of record carbon prices.” Tim Atkinson, Director of Sales and Trading at CF Partners.



CF Partners is a leading commodity risk management and trading firm, providing products and solutions across a number of markets including carbon, power and gas, biofuels, oil, petrochemicals and agriculture. We have been active in carbon markets for over a decade and operate one of the largest trading desks in the EU Carbon market, helping clients keep up to date with the market, manage ETS compliance and execute trades.



Drax is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. Our strategic aims are to build a long-term future for sustainable biomass, to be the leading provider of power system stability, and to give our customers control of their energy. Our core activities are underpinned by safety, sustainability, operational excellence and expertise in our markets. We operate an integrated value chain across three principal areas of activity pellet production, power generation, and B2B energy supply.