Carbon Market Workshop

25th September 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini 9
San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence)
Organised in collaboration with DG Climate Action, European Commission
Workshop by invitation only and held under the Chatham House Rule.

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Emissions trading in post-Paris world

Presentation: Felix Matthes, Research Coordinator Energy & Climate Policy, Oeko-Institute

State of play of carbon markets – panel discussion

California: Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Canada: Kate Rich, Director, Carbon Pricing Bureau, Environment and Climate Change Canada

China: Maosheng Duan, Director, China Carbon Market Center, Tsinghua University

EU: Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG Climate Action, European Commission

New Zealand: Kay Harrison, Lead Negotiator, International Carbon Markets, Ministry for the Environment

Emissions trading in a wider climate and energy policy framework

Presentation: Christina Hood, Head of Unit, Environment and Climate Change, International Energy Agency

Reflections on stakeholder engagement – panel discussion

Academia: Simone Borghesi, Director, FSR Climate, EUI

Business: Dirk Forrister [no slides speech], President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association

IFI: Venkata Ramana Putti [no slides speech], Programme Manager, The World Bank

NGO: Femke de Jong, EU Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch


As countries move to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, a growing number of them and of sub-national jurisdictions are considering using carbon markets to meet their mitigation commitments. The existing carbon markets already cover 9% of global emissions, and with the imminent launch of the national ETS in China, this will increase to 15%.  There is an emerging need to share the experiences on implementation of emissions trading systems to date, and to further promote emissions trading as a cost-effective climate policy tool.
This workshop gathered different stakeholders (from the academic, industry, NGO sectors) and senior policy makers from different carbon markets worldwide (California, Canada, China, EU and New Zealand), to discuss and exchange experiences in the design and implementation of emissions trading.

This event was  jointly organised with by DG Climate Action of the European Commission within the framework of the LIFE SIDE project. and is part of the so called ‘Florence process’ aimed to stimulate the on-going debate on carbon markets amongst international policymakers and experts.


Related LIFE SIDE project workshops:

Second Carbon Market workshop, 14 May 2018 
EU ETS and its interaction with other climate and energy policies, 4 April 2017
Driving low carbon investment and innovation in the EU ETS, 3 April 2017
Allocation of free allowances in EU ETS to address the risk of carbon leakage, 2 December 2016

Previous workshops of the Florence Process:

Third Carbon Market Workshop, 21 March 2019
Second Carbon Market Workshop, 14 May 2018