UK climate minister Ian Duncan will address the upcoming Carbon Forward conference in London, where he will set out Britain’s plans for hosting next year’s UN climate summit.
The three-day Carbon Forward 2019 conference and training day aims to equip companies with everything needed to understand and manage the risks and opportunities in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and wider global carbon markets.
It will be held in London over Oct. 16-18.
Leading off the discussions on Oct. 18, Lord Duncan will set out his aspirations for the COP26 summit Glasgow, which was last month lined up as host city.
The 2020 talks are expected to provide a platform for countries to raise the ambition outlined in their pledges to the Paris Agreement to help close the gap towards meeting the 1.5-2C global warming goals outlined in the pact.
Duncan was appointed in August as a UK minister for climate change and his job includes working alongside former Minister of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Claire Perry in her role as the UK’s nomination for COP26 president.
Duncan is well known to carbon cognoscenti as the EU Parliament’s lead lawmaker in steering post-2020 reforms to the EU ETS before leaving in spring 2017 for an unsuccessful bid to become a British MP.
He became a lord when the Conservative government later gave him a lifelong appointment to the UK parliament’s upper House of Lords.
“We are thrilled to have Lord Duncan join us to provide a fascinating lead-off to a day loaded with insight on how companies and governments are aiming to align with the Paris Agreement and finding opportunities in carbon markets,” said Ben Garside, director and co-founder of news and intelligence provider Carbon Pulse, which runs Carbon Forward alongside consultancy Redshaw Advisors – the host of the pre-conference training day.
Duncan will return to the 4th annual Carbon Forward having given the keynote address at the inaugural event in 2016, when he first unveiled plans to bolster the EU ETS’s Market Stability Reserve, a measure now widely credited with triggering the five-fold increase in carbon prices to current levels near €25.
This year’s Carbon Forward event dedicates an entire conference day to the EU ETS, including the unique Analyst Showdown that puts the top experts head-to-head to explore the differences in their long-term EUA price projections and short-term outlooks.
The second conference day looks beyond the EU ETS to provide companies with strategies on how to make best use of environmental markets to achieve net zero emission goals and align with the Paris Agreement.
- Damien Meadows – Advisor, Carbon Markets, European Commission
- Charlie Lewis – Deputy Director for Emissions Trading, UK’sDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Per Lekander – Partner, Lansdowne Partners
- Marc Sadler – Manager, Climate Fund Management, World Bank
- Duncan van Bergen – Vice President, Nature Based Solutions, Shell
- Charlotte Wolff-Bye – Vice President, Sustainability, Equinor
- David Hynes – works on global carbon markets at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
See our full speaker line-up here.
The event is brought to you with with support from our offsetting partner Permian Global, along with sponsors Puro, Incubex, ClearBlue Markets, EEX, ICIS, Climate17, and Energy Aspects.
Superb value: You can mix and match tickets for the conference and training days that you are interested in, or buy multi-day passes to save.
Act fast, as there are limited one-day tickets available and just 5 one-day tickets remaining for the EU ETS day on Oct. 17. Once sold, the limited remaining tickets can only be bought in combination with the Training Day or International Markets Day – so buy yours now to avoid disappointment!
Are you a small industrial or aircraft operator within the EU ETS? Companies with group EU ETS emissions below 250k tonnes are eligible for a larger discount. We also offer discounts for governments and academics. Contact us to find out more. (Subject to availability)
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