International Emissions Trading Association

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International Emissions Trading Association
Founded 1999
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Products Emissions trading association
Web site

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit trade organization that is focused on establishment of effective market-based trading systems for emissions of greenhouse gases based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.[1]

The organization, with offices in Geneva, Ottawa, Brussels and Washington D.C., advocates an active, global market for greenhouse gases and involving all flexibility mechanisms: the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI) and emissions trading.


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IETA has about 170 member companies from OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and non-OECD countries, including energy companies like BP, Shell, Gazprom, and Eon, banks such as BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs; law firms Clifford Chance and Norton Rose; and carbon trading companies (including EcoSecurities).[2] It was the largest non-government delegation at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. [3] [4]

In 2003, IETA entered into agreements with the Development Bank of Japan and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

In 2004, IETA and California Climate Action Registry announced affiliation.

In 2004, IETA entered into agreements with the UK Emissions Trading Group Ltd, The World Bank, and the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Development.

Since early 2005, the Federation of Chilean Industry has been considered a partner of IETA.[5]

Key People[edit]

Dirk Forrister, former climate adviser to President Bill Clinton and became the organization's president and CEO in May 2012.