On 14 December 2009, ICAP hosted a side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.


The picture was made at the ICAP side event held at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2009 in Copenhagen (COP15). The Hon. Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, held the keynote speech with the panelists discussing prospects for linking existing and emerging ETS worldwide and how to enhance participation of developing countries in the global carbon market afterwards.

About 150 participants were interested in presentations on ICAP's current and future activities contributing to the establishment of a well-functioning global carbon market.

In addition to a keynote speech by the Honourable Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, a panel of international experts discussed prospects for linking existing and emerging ETS worldwide and how to enhance participation of developing countries in the global carbon market.

Speakers particularly highlighted the growing importance of emissions trading as a tool to mitigate climate change as well as the emerging role for linking the existing and emerging cap and trade systems to build a robust global carbon market. Pete Grannis, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation of New York State provided the closing remarks.

  • ICAP Side Event at COP15 - Program Download
  • Presentation Dr. Martin Bergfelder, ICAP Download
  • Presentation MEI Dewen, China Download
  • Presentation MORIYA Masaru, Japan Download