From 12 to 21 November 2019, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and hosted by Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP), succesfully implemented a regional training course on ETS in Bogotá, Colombia.

The course offered 27 Latin American and Carribean participants from the nongovernmental, academic and private sectors as well as policy makers who are or will be involved in deciding on, designing and implementing ETS, an opportunity to deepen their understanding of ETS design and implementation. Participants came from
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago. Over the span of eight course days the course built capacity on the technical design and implementation of carbon trading systems taking into account the development of carbon markets in Latin America and the Carribean and  provided a curriculum dedicated to emissions trading as a policy instrument for climate policy. Also, it provided illustration through many hands-on examples, practical experience and case studies.

During the course, many internationally distinguished ETS experts provided input that served as the breeding ground for vivid exchange among participants and experts.
Speakers included policymakers from ICAP members (representatives from Germany, Spain, Québec), international ETS experts (Ecologic Institute, FutureCamp Climate, German Emissions Trading Authority, Climate Connection, IEA, Environmental Defense Fund) as well as representatives from the World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness.