September 24, 2014
Latham & Watkins’ New York office welcomed the International Carbon Partnership (ICAP) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) for their ICAP-IETA High Level Carbon Pricing Dialogue Conference. The event, part of Climate Week NYC and held a day after the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit, included panels of distinguished international government and corporate representatives who discussed carbon pricing as a key policy instrument in tackling climate change. The topic attracted sustainability advocates in the corporate and government sectors from locations around the world.
“A discussion about carbon pricing is an essential piece of any climate change conversation,” said JP Brisson, Co-chair of the Air Quality & Climate Change Practice Group.
“Welcoming this conference to our office was a natural step for us given the increasing client demand for our counsel on these climate change policies that are in need of expansive discussion and action. We’ve successfully counseled clients regarding global climate change policies and the major implications they have on businesses on a global scale,” said Jimmy Brandt, Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office.
The conference began with keynote addresses showcasing ambitious climate action plans implemented through carbon pricing and harnessing the power of markets. Panel discussions followed on carbon pricing policy and best practices, as well as a conversation regarding how different carbon pricing initiatives have, or are expected to, foster private sector low-carbon investment, finance, and innovation opportunities.
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