About International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP):

International Carbon Action Partnership was founded in 2007 by leaders of more than 15 countries and serves as an international forum for governments and public authorities. ICAP which aims at providing a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between countries implementing emissions trading systems (ETS) and/or planning to implement them; and facilitating cooperation among countries. ICAP pursues the following objectives as well:

  • Sharing best practices and learning from transfer of experiences about ETS,
  • Assisting policymakers recognize ETS design compatibility issues and opportunities for the establishment of an ETS at an early stage,
  • Facilitate future linking of trading programs
  • Highlight the key role of emissions trading as an effective climate policy response
  • Building and strengthening partnerships amongst governments.


The partnership currently counts 31 full members and 4 observers.Please click on the link below for further information about ICAP.

Emissions TradingInternational Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Status Report 2016

The Report offers comprehensive analysis on continuous growth and the key role played by emissions trading systems (ETS) in the fight against climate change. The Report emphasizes importance of the five new ETSs announced in Asia and North America in 2015. The report reviews all activities conducted around the world in the field of emissions trading, and explains the key developments in the carbon markets in detail.

Options and Issues for Restricted Linking of Emissions Trading Systems

Despite the numerous potential benefits which might arise from linking ETSs, it may pose various challenges as well. The Report also presents detailed analysis on linking ETSs, including the potential advantages and disadvantages.

International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) Status Report 2015

The Report presents the current trends and developments in the field of the Emission Trading Scheme in the world. In addition, it includes comprehensive information on each system, infographics and the articles written by international emission trading experts.

Linking Emissions Trading Systems: A Summary of Current Research

This report delves into the rationale for linking ETSs. It emphasizes variety of ETS design elements and their significance for ETS linking. Furthermore, the Report addresses barriers before the process of linking, by going through alternative models, and it introduces detailed guidance on further work on linking.

Emissions Trading at a Glance

This report includes general information on emissions trading systems (ETS), case studies of implementing countries and the sectors where it is feasible to implement them.

7 Arguments for Emissions Trading

This Document provides information on building blocks of emissions trading system and how it operates.

What is Emissions Trading?

This Document provides information on building blocks of emissions trading system and how it operates.

Carbon Market Oversight Primer

This document introduces carbon market oversight, its standards, its institutional and legal requirements. In addition, it provides an overview of key elements of market oversight in the emissions trading system.

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