05 March - 06 March 2019
Hilton the Hague, The Netherlands

Argus Emissions Markets

The EU Emissions Trading System

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:15
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:15
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  • 09:20
  • Co-chairperson's opening remarks Jonathan Sims - Deputy Editor, Argus European Emissions, Argus

- An overview of the market drivers

- Liquidity and pricing trends in the past year

- How have the markets changed since 2018?

  • 09:20
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  • 09:40
  • The EU ETS: Where are we now? Jonathan Sims - Deputy Editor, Argus European Emissions, Argus

- An overview of the market drivers

- Liquidity and pricing trends in the past year

- How have the markets changed since 2018?

  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Rapporteur keynote

- An overview: Reforms and developments in the EU ETS political structure

- Providing a timeline for rollout phase 4

- Next steps following the successful deployment of the MSR and linear reduction factor

  • 09:40
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  • 10:00
  • Decisions on Brexit: How will this transform the face of carbon trading? Simon Henry - EU Policy Director, IETA

- How will Brexit impact European wide emissions trading

- Outlining the current plans for UK emissions trading

- The implications on carbon pricing and emissions strategies of the post-Brexit model

  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel discussion: The impact of overlapping policies and the place for trading markets

- Carbon floors vs. carbon pricing

- Will the price hike effect the need for carbon floors?

- How can carbon floors be implemented most effectively in member states?

  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • Pricing trends in coal, gas and power Matt Monteverde - Vice-President, Generating Fuels, Argus

- Assessing pricing trends in power and related commodities

- Identifying the underlying market drivers

- How does CO2 pricing influence the fundamentals?

  • 11:40
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  • 12:30
  • Panel discussion: Analyst’s view – Market drivers and EUA pricing

- Each panellist will have 5 minutes to present their views on pricing trends for the short-medium term, followed by a debate

- Quantifying the impact of the MSF and LDF

- To what extent has the price hike been founded upon compliance buying as opposed to speculation?

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Bernadette Papp, Senior Market Analyst, Vertis
Casper Løvschal, Senior Portfolio Manager, Dankse Commodities

  • 12:40
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  • 13:10
  • Panel discussion: Investor’s perspective - How sustainable is a higher carbon price?

- Is there more investment in emissions?

- Assessing volatility and liquidity in the markets

- Perspectives from the new market players

  • 13:00
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  • 14:20
  • Lunch break

 

  • 14:20
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  • 15:10
  • The scope of power markets and the impact on EU ETS compliance buying

14:20 Fuel switching and energy strategies in Europe

- An overview: Current regulation in the power markets

- Spotlight on Germany's coal phase-out

- EU energy strategies influencing the future of coal, gas and renewable demand

Dr Felix Matthes, Research Co-ordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Institute for Applied Ecology


14:40 Panel Discussion: How will electrification and decarbonisation plans influence the future of power markets?


- How will the EU decarbonise transport?

- Estimating a timeline for EU coal-plant closures

- Where are power prices going, and what are the consequences for industry?

Dr Felix Matthes, Research Co-ordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Institute for Applied Ecology

Ioannis Psarros, Director of Power Trading, KEN

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking break
  • 15:40
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  • 16:00
  • The implications of Phase 4 EU ETS funds Dave Jones - Carbon and Power Analyst, Sandbag

- Outlining the key funds and what they are designed to do

- Quantifying the funds available to each country

- How will these funds speed up electricity modernisation?

- What does this mean for EU ETS emissions in Phase 4?

- How many permits will come to market from funds?

  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Case study: Coping with a higher EUA price

- Applying new trading strategies to combat the costs of compliance

- How to enter into emissions trading

  • 16:00
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  • 16:40
  • Industrial leader’s panel: Strategies in carbon markets

- Will we witness a significant amount of carbon leakage in coming years?

- Reduced free allowances and auction supply: How much will it cost you?

- How has the price change changed behaviour?

- What can compliance buyers do to combat these challenges?

Rob van der Meer, Director Public Affairs and CO2 Co-ordinator, HeidelbergCement

  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Co-chairperson's closing remarks Kate Abnett, Senior Reporter, Argus European Emissions Markets, Argus
  • 16:50
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  • 18:50
  • Dutch drinks reception

Trading within low carbon framework

Start End
  • 08:40
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  • 09:40
  • Registration and breakfast briefing: Voluntary Emissions Reduction markets
  • 09:30
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  • 09:50
  • UNFCCC Keynote: Changing the goal posts: Strategies for a net 0 world

- How can we meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to 2050?

- Summarising methods to meet targets

- Outlining how sector-specific issues will be addressed

  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Political leader’s panel: Unpacking the dynamics of overlapping instruments

- Designing cohesive policies in the fight against climate change

- Outlining current political instruments

- How will stringent carbon domestic targets keep up with the pace of change in emissions reduction?

- How can instruments improve and incorporate cross-sector life-cycle emissions

Stefaan Vergote, Deputy Head, Unit for Energy and Environment, Directorate-General Environment
Stefano De Clara, Director, International Policy, IETA

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:30
  • Spotlight on the Americas: Accessing the California-Quebec model

- An update on the model – Which sectors are most impacted and a picture of the aggressiveness of policy

- Are there any consequences to Ontario leaving the California-Quebec model?

  • 11:30
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  • 11:50
  • Capacity building in South Korea: A new opportunity for carbon traders? Seehyung Lee - Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Policy, Business Institute for Sustainable Development, The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- Introducing new prospects in South Korea

- An overview of the functionality of the South Korean model

- Is there opportunity for linkage and international participation?

  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Panel discussion: Spotlight on China – Threats and bets in Chinese markets

- Outlining Chinese carbon and power policies, and coal and gas supply/demand balance

- Scaled down and delayed, how will the Chinese trading model move forward?

- Future opportunities in power trading

Nicolas Girod, Managing Director, Clear Blue Markets

  • 12:20
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  • 13:40
  • Lunch break
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Panel discussion: Which emissions reduction technologies can move us on from the need for the EU ETS?

- An overview of technologies decarbonising the power and industrial sectors: Costs and convenience

- Options and bottlenecks in renewable storage, CCS and CCU?

- Improving long-term cost assessments of technologies

- Understanding barriers to new technologies

Brigitta Huckestein, Senior Manager, Climate and Energy Policy, BASF

  • 14:10
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  • 14:30
  • To what extent is funding available to drive abatement technology development

- The future of government funds in a world of profitable private investment

- Outlining the landscape of public funds for green energy and carbon abatement technologies

- Allocating the Innovation Fund

- Horizon 2020: What next for European Commission funding?

  • 14:30
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  • 14:50
  • The outlook of investment into renewables projects

- Identifying carbon risks to assets

- Identifying opportunities for investment into solar and wind projects?

- Who is investing?

- Understanding long-term benefits and outcomes

  • 14:50
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  • 15:20
  • Networking break
 
  • 15:20
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  • 15:40
  • Road: Decarbonising road transport and the implications to clean development mechanisms

- Understanding the role of electricity, hydrogen, biofuels and the future of clean transport

- How we can decrease costs in combustion and increase the availability of electricity

- How will transport strategies work cohesively with wider carbon policies

  • 15:40
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  • 16:00
  • Aviation: CORSIA - What will credit eligibility mean for emissions markets? Jane Hupe - Deputy Director, Environment, ICAO [Recorded]

- How will the CORSIA system function?

- What does the choice of eligible credits mean for trading systems?

- What is the timeline for deployment of CORSIA

- How will aviation realistically reduce their emissions

  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Shipping: Understanding the future of IMO emissions regulations

- The outlook for emissions reduction in the shipping sector

- The future of fuels in shipping: LNG outlook

- Will the shipping industry end-up coupled with an external instrument?

  • 16:20
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  • 15:00
  • Refreshments and roundtables
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks