Governance

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) emerged from the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) Policy Forums on greenhouse gas emissions trading in 1999. It started as a result of cooperation between UNCTAD and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

IETA received legal non-profit status from the government of Switzerland in June 2000, and received United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) non-governmental organisation accreditation in October 2000.

IETA is a membership organisation where all members have one vote, used at the Annual General Meeting and any Extraordinary General meetings. Half of IETA's 18 Board members are elected each year. IETA's Articles and Rules are accessible from this page. Other material on governance is in the member area of this website, where you can find IETA's competition policy, as well as IETA's internal guidance for developing position papers.

IETA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

VICE CHAIRPERSONS


Paul Dawson

Head of Regulatory Affairs
RWE Supply & Trading


Rick Saines

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Matthew Bateson

Global Practice Leader for Energy, Environment & Climate Change
Rio Tinto

DIRECTORS


Daniele Agostini

Head of Low Carbon Policies & Carbon Regulation
Enel


Dan Barry

Global Head of Emissions
BP


Christine Faure-Fedigan

Director, Corporate Climate Policy
GDF Suez

Jonathan Grant

Director, Sustainability & Climate Change
PricewaterhouseCoopers


David Hone

Chief Climate Change Adviser
Shell


Takashi Hongo

Senior Fellow
Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute


Abyd Karmali

Managing Director & Global Head of Carbon Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Arthur Lee

Fellow and Principal Advisor, Environment & Climate Change
Chevron


Ed Ma

Senior Advisor
Suncor


Jonathan Shopley

CEO
Natural Capital Partners


Geoff Sinclair

Head of Africa
Camco Clean Energy


Bill Tyndall

Senior Vice President, Federal Government & Regulator Affairs
Duke Energy


Karl Upston-Hooper

General Counsel
GreenStream Network


Fiona Wild

Vice President Environment and Climate Change
BHP Billiton

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER


Andrei Marcu

Senior Advisor, Centre for European Policy Studies
Former IETA President & CEO