Event date:
18 to 29 July 2011
Madrid, Spain

From 18 to 29 July 2011, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) will convene its third ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries. The summer school will take place in Madrid, Spain. Addressed to 25 to 30 carefully selected policy makers and other stakeholders from the nongovernmental, academic and private sectors, it will convey an indepth understanding of emissions trading as an instrument to mitigate greenhouse gases, and build capacity on the technical design and implementation of carbon trading systems. Over the span of two weeks, participants will have ample networking opportunities with each other and with the teaching faculty, composed of representatives from ICAP members and other recognized experts in the field. Use of modern communication technologies will help promote active discussions among participants beyond the duration of the Summer School.

Course Content
The ICAP Summer School will introduce participants to the concept of emissions trading as a policy instrument, and provide illustration by way of case studies. The course will also cover emissions trading as a feature of the international climate regime, and explore the opportunities offered by creating a global carbon market of linked domestic and regional systems and taking into account the specific needs and interests of developing countries. The ICAP Summer School will address a range of pertinent issues, including allocation methods, offset mechanisms, questions relating to the scope and coverage of a trading scheme, the need for adequate monitoring, reporting and verification, and registry design and implementation. It will also cover the value of economic analysis in the run-up to an ETS, anticipate future developments and identify options for market links between different trading systems. Team-building activities are an important component of the ICAP Summer School and will be fostered through breakout sessions and frequent working groups. A detailed program will be made available to those applicants who have been selected for participation.

Participation is open to policy makers who are or will be involved in deciding on, designing and implementing emissions trading systems, as well as other stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors from emerging economies and developing countries. Participants will be selected based on defined criteria that take into account a balanced mixture of professional backgrounds and nationalities. Final confirmation of participants will rest with ICAP. Detailed application instructions are available on the ICAP website.

Logistical Arrangements
The ICAP Summer School will be carried out from 18 to 29 July 2011 in Madrid. Accommodation, catering and local transportation for all participants during the Summer School will be covered by the organizers. Travel expenses can be reimbursed on the basis of individual need. Participants from Israel, Korea and Singapore will be expected to cover their own travel expenses. Further details will be made available to the selected participants.

Email: summerschool at icapcarbonaction.com
Web: www.icapcarbonaction.com