Welcome to the European Climate Summit 2021

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IETA is delighted to announce the virtual 2021 edition of our EUROPEAN CLIMATE SUMMIT, taking place December 7th and 8th 2021. Attendance is FREE of charge.

Experience with carbon markets in Europe runs deep.  It is a world leader in climate action, designing policies and programs to adapt to changing market dynamics. 2021 and beyond heralds new territory for the market with new regulations and uncertainties, links to new markets and sectors, and funds to drive green recovery, innovation and technology. This edition will look at the future of emissions trading in europe, and aligning the EU ETS with Net-Zero.

This edition will bring together leading climate and energy practitioners, industrials, carbon traders, analysts, regulators, to discuss and analyse key developments in carbon markets and emissions trading, green recovery and finance, industry decarbonisation and energy transition.

It offers valuable opportunities to interact with a variety of experts on how climate change is affecting their businesses, what the major challenges are and what solutions should be implemented. Discuss, debate and network with climate leaders from across the continent.

For information about speaking, hosting your own session, and partner sponsor opportunities, contact Lisa Spafford, IETA, [email protected]

For information about attending as a delegate, contact Awa Antille, IETA, [email protected]

2021 Virtual Summit Agenda

December 7th 2021

All sessions are free of charge.

13:00
13:15
Welcome & Opening Keynote Address
Opening Roundtable looking at ‘Highlights & Concerns for Europe’

Welcome Remarks:
Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA

Commentators:

James Cameron, COP26 Advisor, Senior Advisor – Pollination & IETA Fellow
Karen Degouve, Head of Sustainable Business Development – Natixis & IETA Fellow
13:15
14:15
Plenary – Aligning the EU ETS with -55%
Join a panel of senior experts and policymakers to consider the critical issues for the EU ETS file as it proceeds to the co-decision and negotiation stage.

Moderator:

Ewa Krukowska, Reporter Brussels – Bloomberg News

Speakers:

Stefanie Hiesinger, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans – European Commission
Erik Filipsson, Senior Policy Advisor – Vatenfall
Sabine Frank, Director – Carbon Market Watch
14:30
15:15
Deep Dive – Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): From Proposal to Implementation
Join the discussion about EU’s CBAM proposal that spurred sudden interest in carbon pricing among numerous EU’s trading partners, long before its implementation.

Moderator:

Julia Michalak, Senior Advisor, EU Climate Policy – IETA

Speakers:

Vicente Hurtado Roa, Head of Unit, DG TAXUD – European Commission
Cillian o’Donoghue, Energy & Climate Change Director – Eurometaux
15:30
16:00
In Conversation with Jytte Guteland European Parliament EU ETS reform – What to expect from the European Parliament?
Jytte Guteland MEP, Shadow EU ETS Rapporteur, discusses her views on EU ETS reform and what to expect from the European Parliament in the coming months.

Facilitator:

Adam Berman, European Policy Director – IETA

Speaker:

Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
16:15
16:45
Deep Dive – ETS Linkage: Prospects for International Cooperation
After the successful linkage agreement between the EU and Swiss ETS, this Deep Dive will discuss the future of market linkages across the world and their role in achieving Net-Zero.

Moderator:

Simone Borghesi, Director – Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

Speakers:

Hannah Lewis, Head of Emissions Trading Policy – UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat – International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)
17:00
17:30
In Conversation with Peter Liese, European Parliament
Peter Liese MEP, EU ETS Rapporteur, discusses his views on EU ETS reform and what to expect from the European Parliament in the coming months.

Facilitator:

Kavita Ahluwalia, Vice-President & Head of Global Positioning – Uniper

Speaker:

Peter Liese, Member and Coordinator in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety – European People Party, European Parliament
17:45
18:25
Plenary – COP26 Reflections: The Role of Carbon Pricing Globally
Only a month after COP26, join this discussion about how the role of carbon pricing was discussed in Glasgow – is carbon pricing expanding or declining

Moderator:

Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA

Keynote Address:

Lord Greg Barker, Co-Chair – Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) & Executive Chairman of the Board – En+ Group

Discussants: 

Andrei Marcu, Director – ERCST
Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner & CEO – Resilient
Kelley Kizzier, Vice President for Global Climate – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
18:25
18:30
Day 1 Wrap up Remarks

Comments by:
Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA

December 8th 2021

09:00
09:15
Welcome & Introductory Remarks To part 2 of ECS 2021

Welcome Remarks:
Lisa Spafford, Managing Director – IETA
09:15
10:15
Deep Dive – Analysts Roundtable: How Resilient is the EU ETS?
Leading carbon analysts will discuss how the EU ETS resilience was recent tested with Brexit, COVID-19 pandemic, and recently gas crisis and what does it mean for the future of the EU’s carbon market.

Moderator:

Ben Garside, Director & Co-Founder – Carbon Pulse

Speakers:

Ingvild Sorhus, Lead Analyst, EU Carbon Analysis – Refinitiv
Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research – Andurand Capital
Sebastian Rilling, Analyst EU Power & Carbon Markets – ICIS 
10:30
11:00
In Conversation with Beatriz Yordi, European Commission
Beatriz Yordi, Director of European & International Carbon Markets at the European Commission, discusses the Commission’s proposal for EU ETS reform in the context of the upcoming co-decision process.

Facilitator:

Christian Egenhofer, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS & Senior Research Associate, School of Transnational Governance – European University Institute

Speaker:

Beatriz Yordi, Director, European & International Carbon Markets, DG Climate Action – European Commission
11:15
12:15
Plenary – Next Steps for Carbon Removals in the EU
As the EU aims to become climate neutral by 2050, design of policies for negative emissions became a hot issue. Join the discussion about recognition of carbon removals in the EU regulatory framework y 2030 and beyond.

Moderator:

Kate Abnett, European Climate and Energy Correspondent – Reuters

Discussants:

Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit, DG Climate Action – European Commission
Pascal Siegwart, Vice-President, Carbon Markets & Economy – TOTALENERGIES
Helen Bray, European Policy Director – Carbon Engineering
Keith Whiriskey, Deputy Director, Europe – Bellona Europa
12:30
12:45
In Conversation with Peter Reitz, European Energy Exchange (EEX)
Join this conversation discussing the German nEHS in the context of Commission’s proposal to establish a new ETS for road transport and heating.

Moderator:

Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA

Speaker:

Peter Reitz, CEO – European Energy Exchange (EEX)
12:45
13:25
Plenary – What does Article 6 mean for Europe? 
Delegates at COP26 finally agreed on a rule book to operationalise Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This session will explore the impact of the Glasgow outcome on the EU ETS and European climate policies, as well as on companies pursuing carbon neutrality.

Moderator:

Eve Tamme, Founder & Managing Director – Climate Principles

Speakers:

Martin Hession, DG Climate Action – European Union
Silke Karcher, Head of Division, Climate and Energy Policy, European Climate Initiative (EUKI), Carbon Markets – Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Paul Dawson, Head of Regulatory Affairs – RWE Supply & Trading
13:25
13:30
Closing Address

Facilitator:

Adam Berman, European Policy Director – IETA

Closing Remarks:

Enric Arderiu, Global Head of Environmental Products, Mercuria Energy Trading & Vice-Chair, IETA Council

Why Attend

Your Benefits

  • Position yourself as a Leader alongside those driving Europe’s transition to a low carbon economy in a post-Paris world
  • Access European Businesses and Government Leaders
  • Influence the Transition to a Low Carbon World
  • Optimise Your Growth Strategy
  • Invest in Emissions Reductions
  • Manage Climate Risks
  • Deploy Low Carbon Technologies at Scale
  • Acquire and Develop Knowledge
  • Share Experiences and Best Practices
  • Promote Your Organisation
  • Increase Your Network

Key Thematic Areas

Experience with carbon markets in Europe runs deep.  It is a world leader in climate action, designing policies and programs to adapt to changing market dynamics. 2021 and beyond heralds new territory for the market with new regulations and uncertainties, links to new markets and sectors, and funds to drive green recovery, innovation and technology.

This special Virtual Deep Dive edition will discuss and analyse key developments in carbon markets and emissions trading, green recovery and finance, industry decarbonisation and energy transition. It offers valuable opportunities to interact with a variety of experts on how climate change is affecting their businesses, what the major challenges are and what solutions should be implemented. Discuss, debate and network with climate leaders from across the continent.

Audience

The European Climate Summit brings together business leaders from energy, industry and transport, investors, traders, analysts, lawyers and project developers, along with legislators and government representatives. Media and news agents, as well as academia will also be present.

It offers valuable opportunities to interact with a variety of experts on how climate change is affecting their businesses, what the major challenges are and what solutions should be implemented. Discuss, debate and network with climate leaders from across the continent.

Previous Virtual Summit 2020 Agenda

December 15th 2020

Register individually for each session you are interested in attending. All sessions are free of charge.

09:00
10:15
Welcome & Opening Addresses

Address by:

Jonathan Grant, Chair – IETA Council

Vision 2050 – IETA 2020 GHG Market Report Launch

Decisions made in the next decade will determine if the Paris Agreement’s 2050 goal to achieve net-zero emissions will be fulfilled. What does this mean for the development and evolution of the market for offset units? What role will Natural Climate Solutions play? What innovations will we need? This special session will feature our GHG Market Report, which takes a look at these questions, and more.

Introductory Remarks:
Katie Kouchakji, Communication Advisor- IETA


Moderator:
James Cameron, COP26 Advisor & Senior Advisor, Pollination


Speakers:
Anne-Marie Warris, Founder & CEO – Ecoreflect
David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser – Shell International
Rob Waterworth, CEO – Mullion Group
Ilona Millar, PartnerBaker & McKenzie


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10:30
11:15
In Conversation with Analysts: The MSR – From COVID 19 to Net-Zero
After almost a decade of low prices, the EU ETS has sprung back into life in recent years. This is in large part due to the MSR, which has continued to play a critical role during the pandemic. This session will look beyond the turbulence of 2020 and ask what we’ve learned about the effectiveness of the MSR, and the prospects for aligning it with the new 2030 emissions reduction target.

Moderator:
Mike Szabo, Director- Carbon Pulse


Speakers:

Haege Fjellheim, Head of Carbon Research- Refinitiv
Marcus Ferdinand, Head of European Power & Carbon Analytics- ICIS
Emily Jackson, EU Power and Carbon Analyst – Bloomberg New Energy Finance


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11:30
12:30
Negative Emissions in the EU – From Zero to Hero?
The EU’s bold climate neutrality target requires decarbonisation and carbon removals at an unprecedented speed and volume. Whilst Europe’s decarbonisation is well underway, removals are much less mature. This session will explore the development of a policy framework for removals in the EU, and discuss how policies like a carbon certification mechanism might allow removals credits to be traded in the future.

Moderator:
Kate Abnett, European Climate and Energy Correspondent- Reuters


Speakers:

Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit CLIMA.C2 “Governance & Effort Sharing” – European Commission
Pascal Siegwart, Vice President, Carbon Markets and Economy- Total
Karl Smyth, Group Head of Bioenergy Carbon Capture & Storage Strategy & Engagement – Drax Group
Federico Di Credico, Managing Director- ACT Financial Solutions


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12:45
13:45
Roundtable on International Cooperation: ETS and Prospects for Linking
The benefits of international cooperation through market mechanisms are well knows, but the challenge lies in translating the theoretical potential in real action on the ground. This roundtable discussion will reflect on the way forward for international cooperation through market mechanisms, with a particular focus on ETS linking, looking at existing experiences and at future prospects.

Moderator:
Andrei Marcu, Founder & Director- European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)


Scene Setter Presentation:
Constanze Haug, Senior Advisor- International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)


Speakers:
Jos Delbeke, European Investment Bank Climate Chair – European University Institute (EUI)
Xiliang Zhang, Professor, Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy Tsinghua University
Silke Karcher, Head of Division, EU Climate and Energy Policy, European Climate Initiative, Carbon Markets- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Nicolas Girod, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Markets – ClearBlueMarkets


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14:00
15:30
Making Sense of Voluntary Action
The voluntary carbon market has more than doubled in volume over the last three years as the private sector rapidly steps up its climate ambition. But as the market evolves in response to this growing demand, it also faces new challenges as it transitions into the Paris Agreement era. This session will tackle some of the big issues facing the market, such as how it maintains quality and integrity whilst increasing in size, and how it will be regulated in the coming years.

Moderator:
Rene Velasquez, Head of Global Carbon – CBL Markets


Speakers:
Eli Mitchell-Larson, Senior Researcher, Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford
Edit Kiss, Investment and Development Director- Mirova Natural Capital
Paz Nachon, Head of Climate Action – Vertis
Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action- UNFCCC


Closing Armchair Leaders Dialogue


Facilitator:
Dirk Forrister, President & CEO – IETA

Speaker:
Nuno Lacasta, CEO – Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) & Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January – June 2021)

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Contacts

Summit Program:
Lisa Spafford, Managing Director, IETA, [email protected]

Partnership, Sponsorship & Delegate Registration:
Awa Kaba-Antille [email protected]
Phone: +41 22 737 05 00