International Carbon Action Partnership
|Name of initiative||International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)|
|Secretariat||International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), Köthener Straße 2, D-10963 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Name of lead organisation||International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)|
|Type of lead organisation||Network/Consortium/Partnership|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||Germany|
|Description|| The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) was established to provide an international forum for public authorities and governments that have established or are actively pursuing carbon markets through mandatory cap and trade systems with an absolute cap.
ICAPs mission is to contribute to the global effort to support ETS development worldwide with view to creating a well-functioning global carbon market.
|Objectives|| ICAP pursues the following goals:
- Share best practices and learning from each others experience of ETS; - Help policy makers recognize design compatibility issues and opportunities at an early stage; - Facilitate possible future linking of trading programs; - Highlight the key role of cap and trade as an effective climate policy response; - Build and strengthen partnerships amongst Governments.
|Activities|| 1. Technical Dialogue
ICAP regularly organizes public conferences and internal workshops on important ETS design issues. ETS topics addressed in past ICAP workshops include: - Allocation (including Auctioning, Benchmarking) - Competitiveness and Carbon Leakage - Market Oversight - Monitoring, Reporting, Verification, Compliance and Enforcement (MRVCE) - Offsets
2. ICAP courses on Emissions Trading Since 2009, ICAP has held courses on emissions trading for developing countries and emerging economies. The ICAP courses provide an intensive ten day to two week long introduction to all aspects of the design and implementation of emissions trading systems (ETS) as a tool to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
3. UNFCCC Side Events ICAP showcases developments of emissions trading systems at the Conferences of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. ICAP membership is open to all public authorities and governments that have established or are actively pursuing carbon markets through mandatory cap and trade systems with absolute caps as one approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Capacity building|
|Activity of initiative||Training and education|
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|National states||15||Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, EU|
|Regional / state / county actors||16||Maine (USA), Maryland (USA), Massachusetts (USA), New York (USA), Vermont (USA), British Columbia (Canada), California (USA), Manitoba (Canada), Ontario (Canada), Québec (Canada), Arizona (USA), New Jersey (USA), New Mexico (USA), Oregon (USA), Washington (USA), Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japan).|
|City / municipal actors||0|
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|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators