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This event will be an invaluable update on the progress of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) since its launch in January. It will look at policy and legislation in the UK, the EU and internationally, and will assess the effectiveness and progress of this scheme to date. Hear companies' first-hand experiences of trading in this new market and how the EU ETS is affecting industrial competitiveness and power prices. With over 16 key industry speakers, this conference promises to be an unparalleled source of information on emissions trading and will provide excellent networking opportunities.

"Good programme, well organised, timely, very professional… a very good experience – well worth attending"

Stuart Simpson, Marketing Director, VOP Ltd - delegate from SMi’s inaugural Emissions Trading conference

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from a central Government perspective - Chris Leigh, Head of National Climate Change Policy, Defra - the latest policy developments in the UK’s climate change programme
  • Assess the progress of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) one year on, e.g. issues of monitoring, verification and compliance
  • Understand the impact and implications of climate change and the progress being made on an international scale
  • Appreciate the risks and possible financial effects on the business community in Europe - how to remain competitive and make the most of the opportunities presented by the carbon market
  • Benefit from the practical experiences of key industry organisations such as British Airways, Ford and Shell
  • Learn to handle ‘carbon money’ - investment implications, standardised contracts, accounting, tax, valuation and reporting issues

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:


Chris Leigh, Head of National Climate Change Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Andrei Marcu, President, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Olivia Hartridge, Administrator, Climate Change Unit, DG Environment, European Commission
Louis Redshaw, Head of Environmental Markets, Barclays Capital
Andy Kershaw, Climate Change Manager, Environmental Affairs, British Airways
Toby Campbell-Colquhoun, Trader, Environmental Products, Shell Trading
Andreas Reiss, Environmental Manager, Ford Motor Company
Dr Nick Campbell, Chairman of the UNICE Climate Change Working Group, UNICE
Steve Drummond, Chair, Trading and Market Liquidity, UK ETG (Emissions Trading Group) & Managing Director, CO2e.com
Andreas Arvanitakis, Senior Analyst, Point Carbon
Gillian Simmonds, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy & Climate Change, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Euan McVicar

Euan McVicar, Director, Projects Department, McGrigors

9:10 THE UK'S CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME

Chris Leigh

Chris Leigh, Head of National Climate Change Policy, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

9:50 ASSESSING THE PROGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME (EU ETS)

Olivia Hartridge

Olivia Hartridge, Administrator, Climate Change Unit, European Commission

  • Setting the scene – the international debate in the light of COP/MOP-1 and COP-11 and how the EU ETS fits within this dialogue
  • One year on: how has the scheme developed to date? Key issues and difficulties encountered relating to how to review the scheme
  • Next steps: preparations for the second round of national allocation plans
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Climate change – one of the greatest challenges for modern society
  • Impacts and implications of this climate change
  • Update on international developments
  • Measurement protocols
  • Contracts – the IETA Emissions Trading Master Agreement (ETMA)
  • Hopes for the future
  • Andrei Marcu

    Andrei Marcu, President, International Emissions Trading Association

    Martina Priebe

    Martina Priebe, EU ETS Manager, International Emissions Trading Association

    11:40 RISK AND COMPETITIVENESS

    Nick Campbell

    Nick Campbell, Chairman of the UNICE Climate Change Working Group, UNICE

  • Impact of the EU ETS on industrial competitiveness
  • Impact on electricity prices
  • Industry views on future emissions targets
  • Opportunities arising from the EU ETS
  • What does the future hold for the business community?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 LEGAL ISSUES - ARE YOU READY, WILLING AND ABLE?

    Kirsti Massie

    Kirsti Massie, Senior Solicitor, McGrigors

  • Trading documentation
  • Credit support
  • Regulatory/compliance issues
  • The Linking Directive
  • 14:30 INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE NEGOTIATION

  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - where it begins
  • Kyoto Protocol – what has happened since agreement came into force
  • Negotiating strategy and counteraction and convergence
  • International emissions trading with or without Kyoto – United States and Russia
  • The future - where it must end
  • James Cameron

    James Cameron, Co-founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Climate Change Capital

    Kate Hampton

    Kate Hampton, Manager of the Advisory Board, Climate Change Capital

    15:10 MOVING FROM PHASE 1 TO PHASE 2

    Steve Drummond

    Steve Drummond, Managing Director, CO2e.com

  • Overview of Phase 1 (2005-7) and Phase 2 (2008-12)
  • Aims and objectives
  • Lessons learnt from Phase 1
  • The key challenges that we face moving into the next phase
  • What will be the way forward for the industry post 2012?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 PROGRESS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF ANNUAL MONITORING AND VERIFICATION

    Gareth Phillips

    Gareth Phillips, Global Product Manager, SGS Climate Change Programme, SGS

  • Review of the status in selected member states
  • Who is doing what, and are they succeeding?
  • Operators
  • Competent authorities
  • Verifiers
  • Addressing error and uncertainty
  • 17:00 BALANCING ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPETITIVENESS CONCERNS

    Gillian Simmonds

    Gillian Simmonds, Senior Policy Adviser, Energy and Climate Change, CBI

  • Implications of ETS for business - impacts of Phase I emissions targets and carbon prices for affected businesses
  • How have different businesses responded to this challenge? - mitigating the costs versus reaping opportunities
  • Looking forward and remaining competitive - what are the implications for design of Phase II and beyond?
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Euan McVicar

    Euan McVicar, Director, Projects Department, McGrigors

    9:10 EMISSIONS TRADING OPPORTUNITIES

    Louis Redshaw

    Louis Redshaw, Head of Environmental Markets, Barclays

  • Understanding the drivers of emissions prices - fundamentals and market forces
  • Accessing the CO2 market (direct, exchanges and intermediaries)
  • The EU ETS timetable – making use of "spare" allowances
  • 9:50 CLIMATE CHANGE – THE ROLE OF AVIATION

    Andy Kershaw

    Andy Kershaw, Climate Change Manager, Environmental Affairs, British Airways

  • The contribution of aviation to climate change
  • The Kyoto protocol and the role of ICAO
  • Our target to raise efficiency by 30% between 1990-2010 and progress made
  • Voluntary participation in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme
  • European Emissions Trading Scheme – prospects for involvement of aviation
  • International emissions trading - a long-term solution for aviation?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE PERFORMANCE

    Andreas Reiss

    Andreas Reiss, Environmental Manager, Ford Motor Company

  • Improve your internal processes to respond to the risks and opportunities created by the EU ETS
  • Proven results of integrated emissions management systems to ensure compliance
  • How Ford have utilised a GHG Inventory Management System to manage emissions confidently and cost effectively
  • Risk calculation and internal/external trading strategy
  • Internal benchmarking and regulatory differences between different jurisdictions
  • Emissions trading aspects as part of sustainable manufacturing
  • 11:40 ISSUES OF COMPLIANCE AND THE EU ETS

    Toby Campbell-Colquhoun

    Toby Campbell-Colquhoun, Trader, Environmental Products, Shell Trading

  • Developing a compliance strategy
  • Compliance experience
  • Examining the price history
  • The effects of EU ETS to date
  • Assessing the most successful trading strategies in this market
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PRICING STRATEGIES AND MECHANISMS WITHIN THE EU ETS

    Andreas Arvanitakis

    Andreas Arvanitakis, Senior Analyst, Point Carbon

  • The current state of the EU ETS
  • What are the main influences on the pricing mechanisms?
  • Cross commodity pricing – gas and power pricing vs carbon pricing
  • 14:30 CARBON MONEY AND CONTRACTS

    Peter Koster

    Peter Koster, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Exchange

  • What determines the price of carbon?
  • How do emissions impact electricity prices?
  • Benefits of standardised contracts and a central marketplace
  • Looking ahead – how will the carbon market develop?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ACCOUNTING, TAX, VALUATION AND REPORTING ISSUES

    Richard Gledhill

    Richard Gledhill, Global Leader, Climate Change Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Accounting for assets and liabilities in the EU ETS
  • Tax planning and compliance issues
  • Valuation challenges for CDM project developers and CER buyers
  • Reporting to stakeholders – rising to the challenge
  • 16:20 INVESTMENT IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Direct and indirect impacts of climate change
  • Pension funds and their members have most to lose if companies and markets are negatively affected
  • Responsible corporate behaviour – minimising the negative impact of climate change
  • Need for collective action – sharing experience and understanding
  • Access to information and ability to influence
  • Peter Scales

    Peter Scales, Chairman, Chief Executive, IIGCC, London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA)

    Nick Robins

    Nick Robins, Head of SRI Funds, Henderson Global Investors / IIGCC

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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