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The 5th Argus Emissions Markets conference took place on 2-3 March 2016 in Amsterdam and brought together industry leaders, regulators and market facilitators from across the world.

Global experts, regulators and market facilitators, including the
European Commission, BP, Mercuria and RWE Npower, convened at the event to analyse the carbon markets developing globally and delve deep into major issues such as the risks involved, carbon pricing and the factors impacting this in different regions.



A sample of experts who spoke at Argus Emissions Markets 2016

UK Flag  Ian Duncan
MEP
Rapporteur for the
post-2020 EU ETS Reforms
 European Flag Peter Zapfel
Head of Unit,
Implementation of EU ETS
European Commission
Republic of China Flag
Li Jin
Assistant General Manager
Shanghai Environment
& Energy Exchange

 USA Flag Justin Johnson
Secretary of Administration
State of Vermont
Republic of China Flag
Zheng Xipeng
Deputy General Manager
SinoCarbon
 UNFCCC Flag Niclas Svenningsen
Manager, Sustainable
Development Mechanisms
UNFCCC
European Flag
Martin Hession,
International Carbon Markets
European Commission
   

Other expert speakers included:

  • Daniel Barry, Head of Carbon Trading, BP
  • Benedikt von Butler, Carbon and Biomass Trading and Structuring, Mercuria
  • John McElroy, Chairman, EURELECTRIC Flexibility Mechanisms Issues and Director, Policy and Public Affairs, RWE Npower
  • Justin Johnson, Secretary of Administration, State of Vermont
  • Richard Folland, Executive Director, CMIA
  • Nat Keohane, Head of Climate Change, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Carsten Schirmeisen, Head of Group Risk Management, Holcim
  • Susanne Kuschel, Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy, BASF
  • Daniele Agostini, Head of Environmental and Low Carbon Policies, European Affairs Department, Enel
  • Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, Cembureau
  • Jeff Swartz, Director, International Policy, IETA
  • Lisa Walker, VP Environment & Climate, Change, BG Group
  • Bryony Worthington, Founder, Sandbag


For more information about the Argus Emissions Markets conference, please contact us:

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7780 4341
email icon emissionsconf@argusmedia.com





  Main Conference Day One – Wednesday 2 March 2016 
08.30 – 09.30

Main Registration

Morning coffee will be served in the exhibition room

09.30

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Tom Young, Editor, Argus

09.40

Opening Keynote Address

Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC

10.00

What do the outcomes of Cop 21 mean for regional carbon markets around the world? 

This session will provide different insights into Cop 21 outcomes from the UN, business and environmental perspectives. 

- What was achieved at the Cop 21 meeting in Paris? Can this be defined as success?
- What needs to be done to ensure that intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) are realised?
- With increasing energy demand and facilities, how achievable are the targets?
- What does this mean for private-sector investors?
- How will these developments affect climate change, carbon prices and innovation? 

Carbon Pricing – is this the ultimate solution? 

This will be a senior level discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of putting a global price on carbon.  

Jeff Swartz, Director, International Policy, IETA

Richard Folland, Executive Director, CMIA

Martin Hession, International Carbon Markets, European Commission

Lisa Walker, VP Environment & Climate Change, BG Group 

Nat Keohane, Head of Climate Change, Environmental Defense Fund

11.10 Morning Coffee Break                           
  Trading and Pricing Stream  Global Carbon Markets Analysis Stream 
11.50


Examining European emissions and energy policies 10 years down the line 

15 minute presentations followed by Q&A

- Is the EU ETS absolutely fit for purpose?
- The introduction of the market stability reserve (MSR) — will it have desired impact and what potential teething problems are foreseen? 
- Examining different national and regional priorities and their impact on the EU ETS? 
-What is the outlook for phase 4?

Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit – Implementation of EU ETS, European Commission

Enno Harders, Head of Department, Industrial Installations,
German Emissions Authority 

Sarah Deblock, EU Policy Director, IETA

 
Overview of global emissions trading schemes (ETS) and their current status 

- What is the uptake of carbon markets in China, the US, South America and Asia? 
- What is the necessary landscape to establish a successful carbon policy and markets? 
- What are the challenges when introducing carbon pricing instruments? 
- EU ETS as a case study in international context  


Jeff Swartz, Director, International Policy, IETA
12.20

 The US 

- Analysing California’s 2030 targets and steps taken to achieve these 
- Linkage with Quebec
- How is inclusion of transport fuels affecting these targets?
- Implications of the Clean Power Plan —  how will this affect investment decisions in the medium and long term? 

Justin Johnson, Secretary of Administration, State of Vermont
12.50  Lunch
               Network with other attendees as lunch is served in the exhibition room  
               
   Trading and Pricing Stream 
 Global Carbon Markets Analysis Stream
 14.20  Price fluctuations over the past 12 months 
  
- Most recent market analyses
- How have carbon prices reacted to  changes in legislation?
- Where are prices today and where do we see them in the next five years?
- What are the indications beyond 2020?

 
Paolo Coghe, European Power, Coal and Carbon, Societe Generale
 China – national perspective 

- Can the scheme realistically be launched in 2017? 
- What are the results of pilot projects and how successful have they been? 
- What are the implications for other Asian countries interested in pricing carbon? 

Dan Barry, Head of Carbon Trading, BP

Zheng Xipeng,
Deputy General Manager, SinoCarbon

Li Jin, Assistant General Manager, Shanghai Environment & Energy Exchange

14.50 Why did EU carbon prices drop so much in January?
Louis Redshaw,
Managing Director, Redshaw Advisors Ltd

15.20  Afternoon Tea                          
   Trading and Pricing Stream  Global Carbon Markets Analysis Stream
15.50
 
Carbon leakage 

The EU has set out a clear plan for the way carbon leakage will be handled in phase 4 of the scheme. Will this be enough to spur industrial innovation?
 
- Assessing the impact so far
- What is the outlook after 2020?
- Effective support for industrial innovation

Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) 

Marco Mensink,
Director General, Confederation of European Pulp and Paper Industries (CEPI)

Panel Discussion: Will an integrated carbon market emerge in the future?

- Partnership for preparing for a carbon price 
- Initiatives undertaken by the World Bank and IETA 
- Understanding the impact of these initiatives around the world 
- Where do we see the global carbon markets in the next 20 years?

Justin Johnson, Secretary of Administration, State of Vermont

Dan Barry, Head of Carbon Trading, BP

Zheng Xipeng, Vice General Manager, SinoCarbon

Jan Fousek, Independent Professional

16.20       Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

Tom Young, Editor, Argus 
 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 
16.20-19.00 
 Networking Drinks Reception

Join us and conference attendees for an evening of hospitality — your chance to discuss the day’s presentations in an informal, off-the-record setting 
 



 
   Main Conference Day Two – Thursday 3 March 2016
9.00-9.20 

Main Registration

Morning coffee will be served in the exhibition room
09.20

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

Sarah Deblock, EU Policy Director, IETA

09.30
Keynote Address

Ian Duncan, MEP, Rapporteur for the post-2020 EU ETS Reforms 
10.00 
An EU ETS finally driven by fundamentals — a new reality? 

Following the end of the political reform process, utility buying patterns are becoming increasingly important.
But is there a role for speculators within this new reality?

Tom Young, Editor, Argus
10.30
 
Morning Coffee 
 11.00 Session TBC

Alex Luta, Policy Analyst and Campaigner, Sandbag
11.30  Private-Sector Discussion: Understanding the stance and behaviour of big market participants 

20 minute presentations followed by Q&A

- Views on carbon leakage
- Challenges and opportunities for different sectors and their customers
- International carbon market analysis 

Carsten Schirmeisen, Head of Group Risk Management, LafargeHolcim

Susanne Kuschel, Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy, BASF

12.30  Networking Lunch
14.00 
Energy-Focused Discussion: Mapping out the future for the energy sector and decarbonisation scenarios


20 minute presentations followed by Q&A

- Translating the outcomes of the Cop 21 meeting for the energy sector
- Balancing demand dynamics with sustainable generation
- What steps are being taken and how will these affect the future 

John McElroy, Vice-Chairman, EURELECTRIC Environment and Sustainable Development Policy Committee, RWE Npower

Daniele Agostini, Head of Environmental and Low Carbon Policies, European Affairs Department, Enel

Matt Gray, Energy Investment Analyst, IEA

15.00
What do the outcomes of the Paris Cop mean for the CDM and other carbon offsetting
mechanisms?

- The impact of EU ETS allowances (EUAs) on global mechanisms
- What is the future for the CDM and other offsetting mechanisms beyond 2016
- What will this mean for reducing emissions in least developed countries? 

Frank Wolke, Head of Section: Emissions Reduction Projects – CDM (DNA) / JI (DFP), German Emissions Authority

 15.30

Roundtable discussions

These are focused, peer-to-peer discussions led by experts in each area that will give you an opportunity to have your say and have your most pressing questions answered:

Roundtable one:
Identifying the new challenges in the EU ETS and the best methods of overcoming them
Led by: Elaine Mills, Emissions Deputy Editor, Argus
Roundtable two: 
Pricing Roundtable — forecasts and discussions around where prices will end up in 2020
Led by: Jonas Rooze, Head of Power and Carbon Markets, Bloomberg
Roundtable three: 
Industry Roundtable — best practice and industry responses to changes
Roundtable four:
COP 21 Outcomes Discussion
Led by: Andrei Marcu, Head, CEPS Carbon Market Forum

 16.30

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Sarah Deblock, EU Policy Director, IETA

For more information about the 2016 event please contact us:

phone icon+44 (0) 20 7199 6696
email icon  emissionsconf@argusmedia.com


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