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Our vision is to be the trusted business voice on market-based climate solutions.


IETA's mission is to:
  • Empower business to engage in climate action, advancing the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement as informed by IPCC science, and

  • Establish effective market-based trading systems for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals that are environmentally robust, fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries.


We aim to achieve our mission by using our expertise to:

  • Promote an integrated view of carbon markets and pricing as a solution to climate change;

  • Participate in the design and implementation of national and international rules and guidelines; and

  • Provide the most up-to-date and credible information on emissions trading, GHG market activity and market-based solutions to climate change.


To achieve our objectives, IETA works in collaboration with other stakeholders to:

  • Develop components of the GHG market and trading systems.

At the international level, IETA focuses on the developing transparency rules and accounting standards under Articles 5 and 6 of the Paris Agreement, the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation and voluntary markets. At the national and sub-national levels, IETA promotes the best practices for offset and allowance markets, and we support integrity in market linkages across the world.

  • Promote market-based solutions and broad participation in GHG markets

IETA uses its global reach and reputation to promote the go-to events for market participants, such as Innovate4Climate and many regional carbon fora. These events showcase excellence, explore market insights and offer networking opportunities in every region of the world.

  • Strengthen business capacity and embrace innovation

Through special initiatives, IETA brings together experienced carbon market practitioners and businesses in new emissions markets to share lessons learned and best practices. IETA seeks continuous improvement in carbon pricing systems, including innovations to advance natural climate solutions.

  • Develop a global GHG market

IETA is dedicated to the establishment of linked trading systems to ensure efficient and competitive GHG markets. IETA provides thought leadership on the distinct advantages of linked markets by collaborating with deep subject matter experts in academia and think-tanks.

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