On October 29, 2007, leaders of more than 15 governments met in Lisbon, Portugal to launch the establishment of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP). 

More than 15 governments were present at the Launch Ceremony on 29 October 2007. Leaders who attended the summit included:

  • President José Sócrates, Council of the European Union and Prime Minister of Portugal;
  • European Commission President José Manuel Barroso;
  • Governor Jon Corzine, New Jersey;
  • Governor Eliot Spitzer, New York;
  • Premier Gordon Campbell, British Columbia.

Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, participated with video messages.