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.

Please note: There are no ICAP courses on emissions trading currently scheduled for 2018.
  • 2nd ICAP Advanced Course on Emissions Trading
  • Application Deadline: June 9, 2017. 

    The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is convening a “master class” for 30 participants who already have an in-depth understanding of, and/or practical experience with, emission trading systems.

    Lisbon, Portugal, 28 August - 7 September.

    Building on ICAP’s regular program of Summer Schools and Training Courses, which offered an introduction to emissions trading, this eight day advanced course provides a more comprehensive and in-depth look at the key issues pertaining to advanced ETS design. Targeted at participants with significant knowledge and first-hand experience of ETS, it will cover topics related to best practice implementation and new developments in the field. Class structure will rely heavily on discussion and knowledge sharing, to bring in participants’ individual expertise and experience. The advanced course will be structured around intensive group work and discussion as well as parallel breakout sessions, allowing ample time for networking.

    Nationals and permanent residents of developing countries and emerging economies (see DAC list of ODA recipients), as well as Israel, the Republic of Korea and Russia. However, applicants who are not nationals of DAC countries must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

    Apply now