Welcome to the European Climate Summit 2019

This IETA-led European summit, taking place on April 16th to 17th 2019 in Lisbon at the Four Seasons Hotel, with a Pre-Event day on April 15th, will bring together leading climate and energy practitioners to discuss and analyse key developments in carbon markets and emissions trading, green finance, industry decarbonisation and energy transition, and beyond.

2019 is a key year for climate action as we get closer to the “post-2020” world, which many of us have devolved and dedicated a lot of effort to help shape. While we approach the 2020 milestone, this event will be an opportunity to take stock of the main developments to date as well as discuss the next steps for climate action primarily at the European level, and internationally. 

2019 also marks IETA’s 20th anniversary! So, we view this Lisbon Summit as a key opportunity to celebrate IETA’s birthday together with our members, partners and friends and, in a pure Talanoa spirit, reflect on where we – the carbon market community – are, where we need to go and how we’ll get there, inspiring our actions going forward and in hands on manner.

Event Structure

15 April
16 April
17 April
Pre-Day Open Events
(Hosted by ECS 2019 supporting entities)
Exhibition Lounge
(The heart of ECS 2019)

(Set Up)
Summit Plenaries
(Listen and exchange with today’s leaders)
Summit Workshops
(Technical, hands on sessions)
Side Event Sessions
(Interactive presentations of ideas and services)

Welcome to Lisbon

Why Lisbon?

If you’re dreaming about your next trip within Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15C.

Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial sector and one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic coast.
Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.


EcoAct is an international consultancy and project developer, dedicated to helping businesses and organisations succeed in their climate ambitions. We simplify the challenges associated with environmental sustainability, remove complexity and empower individuals and teams to deliver bespoke solutions for a low carbon world. Our mission is to lead the way in delivering sustainable business solutions that deliver true value for both climate and client. Our approach applies across our range of services setting the bar for the standard of our work but also defining how we support our clients on their journey, helping them to realise their ambitions, analyse their businesses, and take effective action.

Each and every EcoActor is driven by a shared purpose: to support organisations to implement positive change for both the planet and for business. We also live our values through our dedicated internal CSR approach.