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December 7, 2021

Hosted by IETA

13:00     13:15 Welcome & Opening


Opening Roundtable looking at ‘Highlights & Concerns for Europe’

Welcome Remarks: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA


  • James Cameron, COP26 Advisor, Senior Advisor  Pollination & IETA Fellow
  • Karen Degouve, Head of Sustainable Business Development – Natixis & IETA Fellow

13:15     14:15     Aligning the EU ETS with -55%


Join a panel of senior experts and policymakers to consider the critical issues for the EU ETS file as it proceeds to the co-decision and negotiation stage.  

Moderator: Adam Berman, European Policy Director – IETA


  • Stefanie Hiesinger, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans  European Commission
  • Erik Filipsson, Senior Policy Advisor  Vattenfall
  • Sabine Frank, Director  Carbon Market Watch

14:30     15:15     Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: From Proposal to Implementation


Presentation from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Presentation from Eurometaux

Join the discussion about EU’s CBAM proposal that spurred sudden interest in carbon pricing among numerous EU’s trading partners, long before its implementation.

Moderator: Julia Michalak, Senior Advisor, EU Climate Policy – IETA


  • Vicente Hurtado Roa, Head of Unit, DG TAXUD – European Commission
  • Cillian o'Donoghue, Energy & Climate Change Director – Eurometaux
  • Sanna Markkanen, Research Programme Lead and Senior Analyst – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

15:30     16:00     In Conversation with Jytte Guteland, European Parliament


Jytte Guteland MEP, Shadow EU ETS Rapporteur, discusses her views on EU ETS reform and what to expect from the European Parliament in the coming months.

Facilitator: Adam Berman, European Policy Director – IETA


  • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament  Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

16:15     16:45     ETS Linkage: Prospects for International Cooperation


After the successful linkage agreement between the EU and Swiss ETS, this Deep Dive will discuss the future of market linkages across the world and their role in achieving Net-Zero.

Moderator: Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat  International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)


  • Hannah Lewis, Head of Emissions Trading Policy  UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Peter Vis, Senior Research Associate – European University Institute in Florence Senior Adviser & Senior Advisor – Rud Pedersen Public Affairs

17:00     17:30     In Conversation with Peter Liese, European Parliament


Peter Liese MEP, EU ETS Rapporteur, discusses his views on EU ETS reform and what to expect from the European Parliament in the coming months.  

Facilitator: Kavita Ahluwalia, Vice-President & Head of Global Positioning – Uniper


  • Peter Liese, Member and Coordinator in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety  European People Party, European Parliament

17:45     18:25     COP26 Reflections: The Role of Carbon Pricing Globally


Only a month after COP26, join this discussion about how the role of carbon pricing was discussed in Glasgow – is carbon pricing expanding or declining?  

Moderator: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO  IETA

Keynote Address: Lord Barker, Co-Chair  Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) & Executive Chairman  En+ Group


  • Andrei Marcu, Director – ERCST
  • Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner & CEO  Resilient 

18:25     18:30     Day 1 Wrap Up 

Comments by: Dirk Forrister, President & CEO - IETA

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