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European Climate Summit - ECS 2024

16–18 April 2024



Climate Finance, Carbon Markets, and the Energy Transition


Join us for the 6th edition of the IETA-led European Climate Summit (ECS 2024), taking place 16-18 April at Firenze Fiera in Florence, Italy.

ECS comes at a key inflection point for the region’s carbon market.

  • How will the European carbon market evolve in its next phase, which starts in 2031?

  • Around the world, carbon markets are emerging at the fastest ever pace, with new emissions trading systems being developed from Brazil to Vietnam

  • More markets may mean more opportunities for international cooperation and linking, and some of these could come to Europe

  • The health of the voluntary carbon market is a hot topic this year, as the market works to overcome challenges

  • Environmental integrity and robust quality assurance are at the top of everyone’s mind, and IETA’s #ECS2024 will address these issues as well.

Join us in Florence to hear from and meet with policymakers, business and thought provocateurs who are leading the pack in building, scaling and collaborating on markets for net zero. Organised by IETA, ECS 2024 is an in-person event. The program features high level plenaries, inspirational keynotes, cross-cutting deep dives, interactive side events, and quality networking opportunities. 



AGENDA OVERVIEW (subject to updates)



10:00-17:30   Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:30-12:00   By Invitation Session – REDD+ & VCM Dialogue

12:00-13:00   IETA Member Lunch Session – IETA CDR-CCUS WG Meeting

12:00-13:30   Welcome Lunch

12:30-15:30   IETA Member Session – IETA EU WG Meeting

13:30-14:30   By Invitation Session – ICAP Roundtable (Tbc)

14:00-15:30   By Invitation Session – Media Event

15:00-16:00   Coffee Break

15:00-18:00   IETA Member Session – IETA Council Meeting

15:30-16:30   Side Event Sessions 1 & 2

16:30-16:45   Short Break

16:45-17:45   Side Event Sessions 3 & 4

18:00-19:30   European Climate Summit Welcome Reception



8:00-9:00      Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:00-9:30      Opening – Climate Change, Carbon Markets & Pushing Boundaries

9:30-9:45      Short Break

9:45-11:00     Plenary 1 – Government & Private Sector Roundtable: State of the EU ETS and                            2040 Target

11:00-11:30   Coffee Break

11:30-12:30   Breakout 1 – Analysts Roundtable: EU ETS Market Outlook

                      Breakout 2 – Food For Thought: An Agri-ETS                         

12:30-13:30   Networking Lunch

13:30-14:30   Breakout 3Carbon Communication: Breaking Through the Carbon Echo-       Chamber in the EU and Beyond

                       Breakout 4 – Financial Carbon Risks Management

14:30-14:45   Short Break

14:45-15:45   Plenary 2Empowering Businesses to Empower Consumers

15:45-16:15   Coffee Break

16:15-17:15   Plenary 3 – The Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM)

17:15-17:30   Short Break                   

17:30-18:30   Side Event Sessions 5 & 6 & 7

18:30-19:30   Cocktail Reception

21:00-00:00   IETA Nightcap Party



8:30-10:00    Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00-10:00    Side Event Session 8 & 9                   

10:00-11:00   Plenary 4 – Global Response to EU Carbon Boarder Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

11:00-11:30   Coffee Break

11:30-12:00   Breakout 5 – Armchair Conversation: Net Zero for Aviation

12:00-12:30  Breakout 6 – Interview: Sailing Through the Maritime ETS

11:30-13:00   Breakout 7 – Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) World Café

12:30-13:30   Networking Lunch

13:30-14:30   Side Event Session 10 & 11 & 12

14:30-14:45   Short Break

14:45-15:30   Breakout 8 – A Way Forward for the UK ETS

                      Breakout 9 – From Dubai to Brazil: What’s Next for Article 6 and International                       Market Cooperation

15:30-16:00   Coffee Break

16:00-17:00   Plenary 7 – Industrial Decarbonisation




We are delighted to offer a limited number of Partner Sponsor Packages, allocated on a first come first served bases. These provide:

  • Branding and visibility opportunities
  • Private meeting room access
  • Individual display counters located at the heart of ECS in the ‘Carbon Market Lounge’
  • Possibility to host your own side event session

Full package details available HERE. Please contact Lisa Spafford,




Interested in speaking opportunities, hosting your own side event session or closed meeting, contact Lisa Spafford,

Attend as a delegate, register HERE

For media participation, contact Badr Maallem,

Summit venue: Firenze Fiera - Palazzo dei Congressi Villa Vittoria - 1 Piazza Adua, 50123 Firenze



Start: 16 April 2024
End: 18 April 2024
International Emissions Trading Association (I.E.T.A.)

Firenze Fiera Spa, Piazza Adua, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Piazza Adua 1
50123 Firenze Toscana

Collaborating Partners

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)

Collaborating Partner

Global Carbon Pricing Challenge (GCPC)

Collaborating Partner
  • Global Carbon Pricing Challenge (GCPC)

    The Global Carbon Pricing Challenge (GCPC) is a partnership of jurisdictions committed to carbon pricing, supported by key international organizations, through which expertise can be shared and received. The GCPC has a collective goal of covering 60% of global emissions with carbon pricing by 2030. Through the GCPC network, collaboration can flourish on an international scale, as Partners and Friends come together to share best practices for effective carbon pricing. The Challenge is a leader-driven initiative that sets concrete targets for carbon pricing coverage to drive action and greater ambition. It strives to improve understanding of the role of carbon pricing in decarbonization, its flexibility and adaptability as a policy, and its ability to support multiple objectives including economic development and equity. The Challenge supports the expansion of carbon pricing through high-level dialogue and technical exchanges to accelerate the implementation of new pricing systems.

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International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

Collaborating Partner
  • International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

    Founded in 2007, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is an international forum for governments and public authorities that have implemented or are planning to implement emissions trading systems (ETS). ICAP facilitates cooperation between countries, sub-national jurisdictions, and supranational institutions that have established or are actively pursuing carbon markets through mandatory cap and trade systems.
    ICAP provides a forum to share and discuss knowledge and practical experiences with emissions trading and the design of ETS. Since its formation, ICAP has established itself as an ETS knowledge hub and its membership has grown to 33 members and 7 observers.
    ICAP’s work focuses on three pillars: ETS knowledge sharing, technical dialogue and capacity building activities. This includes the publication of reports and knowledge products on key ETS topics, the organization of workshops and webinars as well as courses on emissions trading for developing countries and emerging economies.

    If you have any queries, please contact Martina Kehrer, Administrative and Financial Officer:  

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International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Collaborating Partner

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Collaborating Partner

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