IETA’s North America Climate Summit focuses on the essential role of carbon markets in getting to zero

NEW YORK CITY, 21 September -The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in collaboration with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) are proud to open the North America Climate Summit (NACS), to be held in New York September 21 and 22 as part of the Climate Week activities.

This official Climate Week-accredited event will discuss a wide range of subjects related to emissions trading, including the crucial role carbon markets play in helping countries, regions and subnational jurisdictions achieve their net zero aspirations.

“We will discuss what climate leadership looks like, take stock of carbon policy and market developments across the world,” said Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of IETA.

“Putting a price on carbon is a fundamental first and necessary step to kickstart action to slash carbon pollution,” said California Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph.

“I look forward to hearing the conversation in New York on this crucial subject and sharing lessons learned from successful emissions trading programs around the world.”

“As we convene for Climate Week NYC under a shadow of climate catastrophes from Pakistan to Puerto Rico, seizing our opportunity to harness the potential of carbon markets is more urgent than ever. The world is clearly ready for carbon markets that deliver,” said Fred Krupp. President of the Environmental Defense Fund.

But to leverage this mounting demand, we must have high quality supply. It will be critical to unite all stakeholders under a clear set of principles for quality, including social and environmental integrity,” Krupp added

Registration to attend the North American Climate Summit can be found online here. This hybrid event can also be followed online.