GENEVA, 17 December - The Council of the International Emissions Trading Association is delighted to announce that it appointed two new Fellows at its Annual General Meeting on 15 December 2020.
Kelley Kizzier served as co-chair of the UNFCCC’s Article 6 negotiations during her tenure at the European Commission and now works as Assistant Vice President for International Climate at the Environmental Defense Fund, a position that continues to draw on her deep expertise, contagious enthusiasm and consensus-building skills.
Frances Seymour serves as the Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute and has provided years of expert advice on the formation of incentives for forest protection in carbon market designs, building a reputation as a role model for young women who want to be drivers of change by way of environmental leadership.
“Kelley Kizzier and Frances Seymour are luminaries In the fight against climate change – particularly in bringing insight on innovative policies that scale up action at the time we need it most,” said Dirk Forrister, President and CEO of IETA.
Each year, IETA awards honorary fellowships to individuals in recognition of their contributions to developing market-based solutions to climate change and in strengthening the role of the IETA in building the profession.
Previous nominees as IETA Fellows include leaders such as Christiana Figueres, James Cameron, Joan Macnaughton, John Kilani, Richard Sandor and Anne-Marie Warris. A full list is available here.
“Often our honorary Fellowships have recognised business achievement in carbon markets, but we also want to highlight successful partners in non-governmental groups – because they play such an essential role in getting the right policies in place so that business can grow while protecting the climate,” Forrister said. “Kelley and Frances continue to inspire us to reach for greater climate ambition, tapping the power of market incentives.”