The Fourth Annual Fall Meeting and International Conference of the Emissions Marketing Association (EMA) took place from 2-3 October 2000, in Toronto, Canada. Co-sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TransAlta, and Ontario Power Generation, the meeting was attended by 220 participants, including industry representatives, emissions trading brokers, government officials and academics.
The meeting was organized by the EMA as part of its series of biannual meetings for Association members. The EMA is a not-for- profit US-based international education and trade association whose mission is to promote market-based trading solutions for environmental management. The EMA pursues this mission with the following objectives: promoting the advancement and application of policies and regulations relevant to market-based emissions trading systems; encouraging and facilitating information exchange among members, professional and technical groups, and the public; and providing programmes in education and training to improve the knowledge and skills of members, and the understanding and acceptance of the public.
The meeting consisted of eight thematic sessions, with the predominant focus being a review of the potential for trading in greenhouse gases (GHG) in the light of recent and anticipated developments in the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In all but one of the sessions, panelists presented papers, followed by open plenary discussions. One session took the format of a structured panel discussion, with panelists responding to questions from a moderator before answering questions from the floor.
|EMA Fall Meeting registration|
|Gary Hart, President EMA, thanking participants for their participation in the meeting|
|Panel A view from the trenches - Negotiator's Panel left to right Jennifer Macedonia, US delegation; Thomas Black-Arbelaez, Colombian Delegation; Wayne Moore, Environment Canada|
|Participants following a session|
|Mark Perlis; Dickstein Shapiro Morin and Oshinski LLP on the panel "Legal Issues Associated with Markets Mechanisms"|
|Eileen Clausen President The Pew Center addressing participants at lunch on Tuesday|
|DavidFeldner EMA Executive Director at registration|
|EMA homepage||EMA Fourth Fall Meeting WWW page|
|September 2000 Issue of The Emissions Trader||Emissions Trading Handbook|