adelphi at the Carbon Expo 2016: Come meet us at the German Pavilion!

From 25 to 27 May 2016, international experts will come together in Cologne for the world’s largest fair and conference for carbon markets. A total of 18 expert talks will take place in the “German Pavilion” alone. adelphi has taken on organisation of the joint conference stand for the BMUB.


The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) has sent out a strong signal for climate policy measures at the global level: the concluded agreement makes it possible for member states to utilise carbon markets to fulfil their responsibilities and underscores the potential of market-based approaches for cost-effective climate protection. At the time of the Paris Agreement’s adoption, more than half of the parties to the agreement already made it clear that they want to use international markets for climate mitigation.

Eleven exhibitors to present themselves at the “German Pavilion” of the BMUB

In light of this, the focus of international climate protection will once again shift to market mechanisms from 25 to 27 May 2016: government representatives from industrialised and emerging countries and representatives from the worlds of research, private industry, and civil society are coming together for Carbon Expo 2016 at the Koelnmesse. At the world’s largest fair and conference on the topic of carbon markets and climate mitigation, specialists will meet in a multitude of podium discussions, side events, and in the framework of a trade fair to discuss current trends, innovative projects, and initiatives relating to the global carbon market.

This year, eleven service providers and organisations that promote the further development and linking of international carbon markets, including adelphi, will present themselves at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) “German Pavilion”. As in the previous year, adelphi has taken on the conceptual development and central organisational and communications functions on behalf of the BMUB.

Highlights des German Pavilion 2016: adelphi presents current studies on carbon markets at the German Pavilion

Stephan Wolters (adelphi) will, on Wednesday, 25 May at 12:30 PM, be providing insights into the features and requirements of various initiatives aiming at voluntary compensation for greenhouse gas emissions.

Marissa Santikarn (ICAP/adelphi) will, also on Wednesday at 2:30 PM, present the “Emissions Trading in Practice” handbook. The handbook was created by the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and links the theoretical expertise and practical experience of over 100 international experts for a practically oriented guide to designing and implementing emissions trading schemes.

Kristian Wilkening (also ICAP/adelphi) will, on Friday, 27 May at 10:00 AM, give an overview of the latest developments in various emissions trading schemes worldwide. 

All events taking place at the German Pavilion can be found in its flyer: Carbon Expo 2016 - German Pavilion