Asia-Pacific Climate Summit (APCS) 2023: 24-26 October in Tokyo, Japan

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IETA and ICAP look forward to welcoming delegates to our flagship Asia Climate Summit (ACS) 2023 on 24-26 October, at the Toranomon Hills Forum, in Tokyo, Japan.

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The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) look forward to welcoming delegates to our flagship Asia Climate Summit (ACS) 2023 on 24-26 October, at the Toranomon Hills Forum, in Tokyo, Japan.

This year will be a special edition as it is co-located with the G7 8th Strategic Dialogue of the Carbon Market Platform (CMP). This political forum brings together G7, interested G20 and G77 countries, to strengthen international co-operation in developing effective, sustainable and ambitions carbon pricing approaches. In addition, this edition will welcome organisations and private sector representatives – which is a unique opportunity.

The Summit is the ideal forum to take-stock the world’s evolving net zero landscape and clean growth opportunities. Join us in Tokyo to hear from policymakers, business and innovators who are leading the pack in building, scaling and collaborating on markets for net zero. Organised by IETA, in collaboration with ICAP and the IEA, ACS 2023 is an in-person event. The Summit features keynote addresses, high-level plenaries, cross-cutting deep-dive workshops and roundtables, and a central ‘Carbon Market Lounge’ with Partner Sponsors display counters, a networking chill-out lounge, and catering area.

24 October – PRE-DAY: Special events and Closed-door meetings & ACS Official Welcome Reception (opened to all ACS Delegates)

25 October – DAY 1: Summit sessions & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates & IETA Members Nightcap Reception (for IETA Members only)

26 October – DAY 2: Summit sessions & Partner Sponsors side event sessions, opened to all delegates


Detailed Agenda (subject to updates)



08:30-18:00     Pre-registration & Welcome Coffee

08:30-18:00     Closed Door Meetings

18:00-19:30     Asia Climate Summit Welcome Reception (Opened to all ACS Delegates)


08:00-08:30     Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:30-09:00     Welcome Addresses & Opening Armchair G7 8th Strategic Dialogue of the Carbon Market     Platform (CMP)

09:00-09:15     Short Break                       

09:15-10:30     Plenary 1: Government Roundtable: The State of Play of Carbon Markets in Asia

10:30-11:00     Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

11:00-12:00      Deep Dive 1: Analysts & Traders Roundtable – Getting Your Facts & Figures Right             

11:00-12:00      Deep Dive 2: The Cross-Border Impact of Climate Policies: CBAM, IRA and Their Impact     Across Asia-Pacific                        

12:00-12:15     Short Break

12:15-13:15     Side Event Session 1:

12:15-13:15     Side Event Session 2:

12:15-13:15     Side Event Session 3:

13:15-14:15     Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Lounge)

14:15-15:15     Plenary 2: Powering the Energy Transition: Crediting from Jurisdictional Fossil Fuel       Decommissioning

15:15-15:30     Short Break

15:30-16:30     Deep Dive 3: How to Scale Article 6 Implementation in Asia-Pacific

15:30-16:30     Deep Dive 4: The Role of Removal Technologies in Achieving Net Zero Emissions           

16:30-17:00     Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

17:00-18:30     Side Event Session 4:

17:00-18:30     Side Event Session 5:

17:00-18:30     Side Event Session 6:

21:00-24:00     IETA Members Nightcap Party (Offsite – For IETA Members Only)



08:30-09:00     Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00-10:00     Plenary 3: The Role of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) in Asia-Pacific  

10:00-10:30     Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)                        

10:30-11:30     Deep Dive 5: Evolution of Carbon Pricing in Japan - From J-VETS to GX a     Compliance Market?

10:30-11:30     Deep Dive 6: Carbon Markets to Protect and Restore Ecosystems / Addressing Agriculture    Emissions

11:30-11:45     Short Break

11:45-12:45     Side Event Session 7:

11:45-11:45     Side Event Session 8:

11:45-12:45     Side Event Session 9:

12:30-13:30     Networking Lunch (Carbon Market Lounge)

13:30-14:30     Deep Dive 7: Financing the Net Zero Transition 

13:30-14:30     Deep Dive 8: The ASEAN Alliance on Carbon Markets

14:30-14:45     Short Break

14:45-15:45     Side Event Session 10:

14:45-15:45     Side Event Session 11:

14:45-15:45     Side Event Session 12:

15:45-16:15     Coffee Break (Carbon Market Lounge)

16:15-17:15     Plenary 4: Digital Transformation in Carbon Markets: The Asian Perspective on    Infrastructure and Integration

17:15-17:30     Closing Addresses


Practical Infos

        Interested in Speaking Opportunities, hosting Your Own Session or Event, Partner Sponsorship packages detailed HERE, contact Lisa Spafford, spaffordatieta [dot] org (spafford[at]ieta[dot]org)

►        Want to attend as a Delegate, contact Awa Antille - antilleatieta [dot] org (antille[at]ieta[dot]org)

►        Interested to attend as a Media / Journalist, contact Christian Mosquera - mosqueraatieta [dot] org (mosquera[at]ieta[dot]org )

►        For any ICAP related inquiry, contact Stefano De Clara - Stefano [dot] declaraaticapcarbonaction [dot] com (Stefano[dot]declara[at]icapcarbonaction[dot]com)

►        Summit venue: Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo (Japan)

Accommodation: A preferential rate is available for ACS 2023 attendees at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. Please click HERE for inquiries.