6 November sees the start of COP23 in Bonn. In cooperation with partner jurisdictions and organizations, ICAP will organize or present at a number of side events on carbon markets.

We would very much like to meet you at one of these events.

Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement


MON NOV 6, 13:30 - 15:00, Cities & Regions Pavilion

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) addresses the issue of “cooperative approaches” under the Paris Agreement. A significant part of it aims to create the framework to ensure that international markets can be a tool to meet National Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the PA.

After COP 21 in Paris, negotiators have a mandate to create a rulebook to ensure that this and other parts of the PA become operational. Negotiators are aiming for completing this task in 2018 at COP 23.
This side event is an opportunity for stakeholders to be briefed by and enter into discussion with some of the most knowledgeable participants in these negotiations, to understand the progress and challenges towards the implementation of Article 6 of the PA.

ICAP will join in the panel.

Capacity Building and Experience Sharing Forum of the China Carbon Market Day

NCSC, EDF, CBEEX in cooperation with ICAP, SinoCarbon, BETA

MON NOV 13, 9:00-11:20, China Pavilion

As part of the China Carbon Market Day, this side event will showcase the importance and experience of capacity building for carbon market development as well as how Chinese companies build up their carbon market management and reduce their emissions.

ICAP will give a keynote speech.

Emissions Trading for the Low-carbon Transition –2017 milestones and looking to the future

ICAP, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (the Netherlands)

TUE NOV 14, 9:30-11 00, Room Tallinn, EU Pavilion


Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy, the Netherlands
Constanze Haug, Head of Secretariat, ICAP
Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland 
Aimee Barnes, Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor, California    
Dirk Weinreich, Head of Emissions Trading Division, BMUB, Germany 
Kay Harrison, Lead Negotiator of International Carbon Markets, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand    
Minyoung Kim, Researcher, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center of Korea (GIR)      
Qian Guoqiang, Deputy General Manager, SinoCarbon, China

ICAP side event COP 23

Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) significantly reduce mitigation costs and unlock economic opportunities of low-carbon transition. Since the first carbon market was launched in the EU in 2005, 19 systems now operate worldwide. This event will present the latest developments in ETS, mainly in Asia, Latin America and subnational jurisdictions in North America. Policymakers from existing and emerging schemes will present case studies and lessons from the implementation of ETS and discuss barriers and solutions for carbon prices to trigger low-carbon investment. The side event’s focus is on maximising the effectiveness of domestic systems as well as the role of linking markets in attaining decarbonisation goals.

ICAP will give a presentation and moderate the panel discussion.

Linking Emissions Trading Systems –paving the way toward a low-carbon future


WED NOV 15, 11:00 – 12:30, IETA BusinessHub


Chris Ballard, 
Environment Minister, Ontario
Damien Meadows,
Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission
Jared Snyder, 
Deputy Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change & Energy, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Marc Chardonnens, Director of the Swiss Office for the Environment
Constanze Haug, Head of Secretariat, ICAP

Many governments are turning to carbon pricing as a means of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement, such as designing and operating emissions trading systems. In addition, by linking emissions trading systems, not only does mitigation becomes cheaper, governments have the opportunity to work together to demonstrate climate leadership and also adopt more ambitious climate targets. Join ICAP for a behind-the-scenes look at how linking agreements, i.e. between California-Québec and Ontario, came into effect and for a preview of ICAP’s forthcoming Guide to Linking.

ICAP will give a presentation and moderate the Panel discussion.  

Accelerating Carbon Pricing to Support Sustainable Development


THU NOV 16, 10:00 – 11:30, Interconnections Zone, DIE

This side event will bring together academics, policymakers and stakeholders to discuss prospects and challenges for carbon pricing in the context of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030. It will also discuss academic research results on the potential of carbon pricing as a source of revenue and present the real-world experiences in using carbon pricing in emerging and developing countries.

ICAP will give a presentation.