Join us in New York City this early Autumn for the 10th edition of this IETA-led North America Climate Summit (NACS 2023), taking place 19-21 September at the Westin New York at Square Hotel in New York, USA – an official accredited event of New York Climate Week 2023 and the UN General Assembly 2023.

The NACS 2023 brings together leading private sector experts and policymakers from both the carbon and energy world, to analyse and discuss the current developments, pressing challenges. The summit provides a discussion and networking forum for policymakers, business leaders and innovators involved in building, scaling, and collaborating on markets for net zero. It’s your opportunity to further move the needle on climate action through carbon markets in North America and beyond.

Organized by IETA, in collaboration with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), NACS 2023 is an in-person event with some hybrid sessions to enable virtual participation. The Summit features high-level plenaries, North America and cross-cutting deep-dive workshops, leadership roundtables, and interactive side events, and quality networking opportunities.


  • Take-stock of the world’s evolving net zero landscape
  • Understand clean growth opportunities
  • Keep up with carbon markets policy development
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of current and forecast carbon market drivers
  • Understand the pricing evolution, risk profile, and investment opportunities across the compliance and voluntary carbon markets
  • Engage your peers and build new connections across business, government, and civil society
  • Get provoked and inspired by new ideas and opportunities



We are delighted to offer a limited number of Partner Sponsor Packages, allocated on a first come first served basis. These provide:

  • Branding and visibility opportunities
  • Private meeting room access
  • Individual display counters located at the heart of ECS in the ‘Carbon Market Lounge’
  • Possibility to host your own side event session

Full package details available HERE.



Interested in speaking opportunities, hosting your own session or event, partner sponsorship packages, contact Lisa Spafford, spafford@ieta.org

Want to attend as a delegate, contact Awa Antille, antille@ieta.org

Interested to attend as a Media / Journalist, contact Badr Maallem – maallem@ieta.org

For any ICAP-related inquiry, contact Stefano De Clara, stefano.declara@icapcarbonaction.com

Summit Venue: THE WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE – 270 West 43rd Street – New York, NY 10036, USA

  • Delegate Pass In Person $950
  • Discounted Rate for NGOs, Governments and Academia $750
  • Delegate Pass Virtual: free of charge
  • Press and Media: free of charge
  • 1 Free Delegate Pass per IETA Member Company

For discounted rate access and IETA Member free access pass, contact Awa Antille, antille@ieta.org
For complimentary access, contact Badr Maallem, maallem@ieta.org


THE PROGRAM features high level plenaries, deep dive workshops and roundtables, keynote interviews, and a central open-air ‘Carbon Market Square’ with partner sponsors display counters, a networking chillout lounge, and catering area for mid morningafternoon coffee breaks, lunches and reception.

DAY 1 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2023

8:00am – 8:30am

Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:30am – 9:00am

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address – Harnessing the Power of Markets and Collaboration

9:00am – 9:15am

Short Break

9:15am – 10:15am

9:15am – 10:15am

Plenary 1 – CEO Roundtable: The Energy Sector and Carbon Markets . Leading the Way to Net Zero

10:00am – 10:15am

Armchair Conversation 1 – Enhancing Integrity and Transparency in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

10:15am – 10:45am

Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:45am

Plenary 2 – Net Zero to Net Negative: Navigating the Carbon Removals Landscape and Marketplace

11:45am – 12:00pm

Short Break

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Deep Dive 1 – Analysts’ Roundtable: North America Carbon Market Pricing, Forecasts and What to Watch

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Deep Dive 2 – VCM World Café Workshop

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Side Event 1 – Organised by Cool Effect – Meet. Greet. Eat: Private Lunch for Corporate Buyers of the Highest Quality Carbon Credits
(By invitation only)

01:00pm – 2:15pm

Networking Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Side Event 2 – Organised by Verra – A New Era for Verra

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Side Event 3 – Organised by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) – Southeast Asia: The Catalyst for a Global Low Carbon Future

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Side Event 4 – Organised by SustainCERT – Can DMRV Increase the Value of Carbon Credits and Raise Prices?

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Short Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Plenary 3 – Decoding the Digital Landscape: Carbon Markets Data Challenges & Opportunities

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Coffee Break

4:45pm – 5:45pm

Deep Dive 3 – Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) Leadership Circle: Carbon Market Opportunities for Forestry & Agriculture


Deep Dive 4 – Carbon, Trade and Competitiveness Salon: Border Carbon Adjustments(CBAM), Competitiveness, Climate Clubs (G7) and Markets

4:45pm – 5:45pm

Side Event 5 – Organised by ACX (AirCarbon Exchange)

5:45pm – 6:00pm

Coffee Break

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Armchair Conversation 2 – Carbon Markets and the Road to COP28

6:30pm – 8:00pm

North America Climate Summit Welcome Reception

DAY 2 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2023

8:00am – 10:30am

Registration & Welcome Coffee 

8:00am – 9:00am

ICROA Introduction & Membership Breakfast Meeting

9:00am – 10:00am

Side Event 6 – Organised by Climate Action Data Trust (CAD Trust) – CAD Trust: Elevating Carbon Markets Operations with Decentralised Metadata

9:00am – 10:00am

Side Event 7 – Organised by ERS Ecosystem Restoration Standard

9:00am – 10:00am

Side Event 8 – Organised by E.ON – Can New Approaches to Carbon Markets Climate Finance and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Close the Investment Gap for Grid Infrastructure?

10:00am – 10:15am

Short Break

10:15am – 11:15am

Plenary 4 – Governments Roundtable: North America Carbon Markets – Progress & Outlooks

11:15am – 11:45am

Coffee Break

11:45am – 12:45pm

Deep Dive 5 – Lawyers’ Roundtable on Carbon Markets & Claims: EPA Power Plant Proposal, Green Claims, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

11:45am – 12:45pm

Deep Dive 6 – Canada’s Quilt of Net Zero and Carbon Markets: Stitching It All Together

11:45am – 12:35pm

Side Event 9 – Part 1 Organised by Carbon Finance Labs & Part 2 Organised by 1PointFive

12:40pm – 1:30pm

Side Event 9 – Part 2 Organised by 1PointFive & Carbon Finance Labs – Digital Carbon in Products, Transparency, Tools, Instruments, and Revolutions 

12:45pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Side Event 10 – Organised by Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) & Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative(VCMI) – Engaging with Voluntary Carbon Markets: How are New Standards Defining End-to-End Integrity in the Market

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Side Event 11 – Organised by Chloris Geospatial – Creating Confidence and Quality for REDD+ with Digital MRV

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Side Event 12 – Organised by European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) – The Role of CCS and Removals in International Carbon Markets

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Side Event 13 – Organized by Georgetown Climate Centre, RFF, and Colombia Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law – Potential for Linking New York Cap & Invest with Other Programs, Existing and Emerging

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Short Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Deep Dive 7 – US State Level Carbon Market Leadership & Cooperation: Spotlight on California, New York, and Washington State

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Deep Dive 8 – Carbon Communication Challenges: Myth Busters – Breaking Through the Carbon Echo-Chamber

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Side Event 14 Organised by Drax – Raising the Bar: High Integrity Carbon Removals from Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

4:00pm – 4:20pm

Coffee Break

4:20pm – 5:30pm

Plenary 5 – The Evolving Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM): The Role for Voluntary Markets

5:30pm – 6:00pm

High-Level Armchair Conversation 3 – 10th Anniversary of California and Quebec Cap & Trade Systems, Cooperation and Outlooks  


Closing Addresses

8:30pm – 11:30pm

IETA Nightcap Reception
(For IETA Members only)



Registration & Welcome Coffee


Closed Meeting – IETA Council


SPECIAL Opened Event Organised by E.ON – Decarbonization at an Unprecedented Scale Workshop


Closed Meeting – ICROA AC Q3


Coffee Break


SPECIAL Opened Event Organised by COP28 Presidency & IETA – Strengthening the Integrity of the Voluntary Carbon Market: What Role for the Standards?


Closed Meeting – CAD Trust Technical Committee


Networking Lunch


Closed Meeting – ICAP-IETA Carbon Market Roundtable: New York and beyond


Closed Meeting – UMD-IETA Article 6 Economic Analysis Workshop


Opened Event Organised by IETA – NACS Carbon Market Media Workshop (for Media representative only)


Coffee Break


Closed Meeting – US + NCS + Digital + CDR WG

The program is subject to updates.


Do not become transactional, stay strategic – Your opportunity to show real leadership on climate change!


The North America Climate Summit brings together business leaders from energy, industry and transport, investors, traders, analysts, lawyers and project developers, along with legislators and government representatives. Media and news agents, as well as academia will also be present.

It offers valuable opportunities to interact with a variety of experts on how climate change is affecting their businesses, what the major challenges are and what solutions should be implemented. Discuss, debate and network with climate leaders from across the continent.

  • Delegate Pass In Person $950
  • Discounted Rate for NGOs, Governments and Academia $750
  • Delegate Pass Virtual: free of charge
  • Press and Media: free of charge
  • 1 Free Delegate Pass per IETA Member Company

For discounted rate access and IETA Member free access pass, contact Awa Antille, antille@ieta.org
For complimentary access, contact Badr Maallem, maallem@ieta.org

The Venue

The Westin New York at Times Square will provide an unforgettable experience in New York City, situated near Times Square, Midtown Manhattan and Madison Square Garden. Walk to Broadway theatres, Central Park and dozens of famed attractions, or enjoy speedy access to all New York City with most subway lines at our hotel’s doorstep.


270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036, USA

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Partner Sponsors

Organised by

We would like to thank our Platinum Partners Sponsors

Edison Electric Institute

We would like to thank our Gold Partner Sponsors

We would like to thank our Support Organisations


    Speaking & Partner Sponsor Visibility Opportunities:
    Lisa Spafford, spafford@ieta.org

    Delegate Registration & Media Press Relations:
    Awa Antille, antille@ieta.org