Cancelled: The Role of Emissions Trading in Financing the Green Transition
Due to an unforeseen illness of one of the speakers, the webinar "The Role of Emissions Trading in Financing the Green Transition", scheduled for 29 March 2023, had to be cancelled.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your interest in attending this event.
Emissions trading systems have grown in recent years as a tool to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, and to promote sustainable development. By setting a price on carbon emissions, they create incentives for investment in low-carbon technologies, rendering these more attractive than their fossil-based counterparts. Revenues from emissions trading are also increasingly used to fund public investment in low-carbon innovation, de-risking early-stage technologies and creating lead markets that help scale up and commercialise necessary mitigation options. The growth of ETS around the world has driven interest from the financial sector, which has become an active market participant and facilitator. Even in the absence of compliance ETS, some companies are using internal carbon prices to guide decision-making processes on investment, budgeting, and pricing. What have we learned to date about the intersection of emissions trading and finance? How are carbon markets shaping climate-related investment?
Panellists will address these questions in the upcoming instalment of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) webinar series “ETS for Policy Practitioners” titled "The Role of Emissions Trading in Financing the Green Transition." Soffia Alarcon Diaz, Associate Director, Americas at Schneider Electric Sustainability Business will share her experiences of over 15 years leading sustainability projects with governments and businesses, in Mexico and across the Americas. Ingmar Juergens, CEO and Co-Founder of Climate & Company will also weigh in on these pressing questions, leveraging his two decades of experience with policy and finance at international organisations, including the European Commission, the United Nations and the OECD. Michael Mehling, Deputy Director at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, MIT will be moderating the session.