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2016 GHG MARKET Report


IETA is proud to present its GHG Market Report for 2016/2017, entitled “Bridging the Ambition Gap: The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets.”

With the Paris Agreement entering legal force on November 4, the day after the Report’s publication, the global fight against climate change entered a new era. 

From 2020 a new set of market mechanisms will take up the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at lowest cost. Our 20167/2017 report considers the lessons of the past and offers constructive support to lawmakers as they craft the markets of the future.

If you have any questions about the publication, please don’t hesitate to contact Alessandro Vitelli (vitelli@ieta.org).


Tanya Morrison, Shell
Rebecca Fay, Natural Capital Partners
Lauren Nichols, WINROCK International
Mark Proegler, IETA Fellow
Arne Eik, Statoil
Marisa Martin, Baker & McKenzie
Andrea Bonzanni, EDF Trading
Joseph Pallant, Brinkman Climate


Alessandro Vitelli


Hitman Creative Media Inc.

IETA expresses its gratitude to all authors who have contributed to this report, to the editorial committee and to all others who have worked on the publication.

IETA would also like to thank our sponsors, Dentons, EEX and Shell.


The world’s first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored  solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. Visit www.dentons.com.

Contact: Jeffrey C. Fort, Partner, jeffrey.fort@dentons.com


EEX Group provides the central market platform for energy, energy related and commodity products. The Group’s offering for the energy markets comprises contracts on power, natural gas and coal as well as related products such as emission allowances and guarantees of origin. EEX Group provides access to global commodity markets including oil, freight and metals as well as agricultural products. Clearing and settlement of all transactions are provided by the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC). In total, it connects over 450 trading participants from more than 30 countries. With offices in 14 locations world-wide, EEX Group ensures optimal support for their customers on site.

EEX is a member of Deutsche Börse Group. For further information, please see www.eex.com

Contact: Katrin Berken, Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing, Katrin.Berken@eex.com


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales. Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry in order to provide a competitive shareholder return while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. In Upstream, we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders. In Downstream, our emphasis remains on sustained gas generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets.

Contact: Mark Downes, CO2 Communications Manager, M.Downes@shell.com

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