• ICAP Regional Training Course on Emissions Trading 2019
  • The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is convening an "ICAP Regional Training Course on Emissions Trading" for 25-30 policy makers and other stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic and private sector from Latin America and Caribbean countries who have not participated in ICAP Training Courses or Summer Schools before.

    Bogotá, Colombia, 12 - 21 November 2019.

    The ICAP Training Course will convey an in-depth understanding of emissions trading as an instrument to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build capacity on the technical design and implementation of carbon trading systems. Over the span of eight course days, the course will provide a curriculum dedicated to emissions trading as a policy instrument for climate policy, and provide illustration through many hands-on examples, practical experience and case studies. It will address a range of issues faced in the design of emissions trading systems (ETS), taking into account the specific needs and interests of developing countries. Participants will have ample networking opportunities with each other and with the teaching faculty, composed of representatives from ICAP members, carbon market professionals from the region, and other recognized experts in the field.

    Travel expenses, accommodation, catering and local transportation during the Training Course will be covered by the organizers for all eligible participants.

    The course will be conducted in English. Applications are to be submitted in English and should include:

    • a Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages)
    • a letter of motivation stating your personal interest in the course, its relevance for your career in relation to recent developments of greenhouse gas emissions trading (ETS) in your jurisdiction, and how you intend to use the knowledge acquired through the course in light of possible future ETS developments (up to 2 pages)
    • (optional) extra supporting documents (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)

    The ICAP Training Course is implemented by ICAP and Ecologic Institute, hosted by Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP) and supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR).

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    (Application deadline: September 19, 2019)

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ICAP builds capacity for emissions trading.

Since 2009, ICAP has held courses on emissions trading for developing countries and emerging economies. The ICAP courses provide an intensive ten day to two week long introduction to all aspects of the design and implementation of emissions trading systems (ETS) as a tool to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. 

Topics include:
  • Data collection and inventory generation
  • Allocation methods
  • Offset mechanisms
  • Scope and coverage of a trading scheme
  • Adequate monitoring, reporting and verification
  • Registry design and implementation.
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Competitiveness concerns
  • Impacts on and responses from covered entities
  • Market analysis and drivers
  • Opportunities offered by creating a global carbon market of linked domestic and regional systems

For each course, between 25 and 30 highly qualified policymakers as well as stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors are selected.
Teaching faculty consists of experienced decision makers from the relevant administrative authorities in ICAP member jurisdictions, as well as practitioners and representatives from established educational and research institutions active in the area of emissions trading and climate policy, market analysts and industry representatives.