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.

ICAP Online ETS Academy

From 16 August to 10 September 2021, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is convening the first ICAP Online ETS Academy. The Academy consists of four modules (ETS basics, ETS implementation, policy & politics of emissions trading, global & regional action on emissions trading) of one week each. These modules are designed as self-contained learning units, focusing on different aspects of ETS design and implementation, and progressing from basic to intermediate to advanced.

Each module of the ETS online Academy is intended for up to 40 carefully selected policy makers and other stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic and private sectors.

The ICAP online ETS Academy is implemented by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of ICAP, the International Carbon Action Partnership. It is made possible through the generous support of the European Commission.

Find more information on the application process, contents, the format and teaching faculty here and below.