The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), founded in 2007, is a unique multilateral forum in which officials exchange knowledge and experiences on the design and operation of emissions trading systems (ETS). By providing a forum for technical discussions on ETS design questions and through outreach activities, especially in emerging economies and developing countries, ICAP aims to contribute to the establishment of a well-functioning global carbon market.
ICAP encompasses ETS from various government levels: regional, national and sub-national (states, provinces, cities).Today, ICAP has 30 national and regional members and four observers worldwide. The ICAP Secretariat was established in Berlin in 2008. It is affiliated with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and provides the administrative backbone of the network.
adelphi has supported to ICAP since its inception and provides the staff for the ICAP Secretariat. Key tasks of the Secretariat include substantive assistance to the ICAP process, administrative support as well as financial management.