IETA and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting organised a workshop -- “Post-Paris Carbon Markets: From London to Tokyo” -- on Friday 12 February 2016 in central London.
The workshop was an opportunity to examine and evaluate carbon markets and provided a forum for participants to discuss a number of pertinent issues relevant to carbon markets after the Paris Agreement. Over 80 participants attended, representing governments, the private sector, NGOs, development banks, Media and academia.View the JCM Workshop Report.
Summit Overview: On 7-9 July at the Royal York Hotel Toronto, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change organized a high-level Climate Change Summit of the Americas. The Summit brought together high-level government, corporate and non-governmental delegates from PanAmerican jurisdictions to “work towards commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and highlight opportunities for investing in a global low carbon economy”.
At the end of September, IETA held a two-day workshop in Paris on GHG emissions trading around the world. This workshop looked at the role carbon markets might play in the Paris Agreement, and we heard from experts and negotiators on the various expectations for such a provision to be recognised in the Paris text. In addition to regional updates concerning major INDCs, and GHG emissions trading in Asia and developments in the US, discussions focused on topics of importance to market players in carbon markets such as climate finance and addressing competitiveness questions. The various presentations are available online.