Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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The UK Emissions Trading Scheme - progress and next steps, international positioning, competition, and supporting decarbonisation in key sectors

Morning, Thursday, 10th February 2022

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference is focusing on the future of the UK’s Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS), bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the next steps for implementation and operation, the wider challenge of supporting energy-intensive decarbonisation, and the potential for building international partnerships.

Delegates will assess year one of the UK ETS - following the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 which set the framework and rules for operation - alongside opportunities for fine-tuning and developing the scheme. The conference will also look at international examples, such as the EU ETS, and opportunities for aligning with international schemes in the long term.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Lord Deben, Chairman, Climate Change Committee; Adam Berman, European Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association; and Ben Rimmington, Director General, Net Zero Buildings and Industry, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Overall, the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:

  • the transition from EU ETS to UK ETS, regime operation, and efficiency
  • the impact of tighter UK ETS caps and next steps for the trade market
  • the role of ETS in supporting decarbonisation in energy-intensive and other key sectors
  • opportunities for connecting with EU and other ETS systems globally
  • the potential for the UK to lead internationally through its ETS design


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons and officials from the BEIS; CAFRE; the Competition and Markets Authority; DAERA, NI; Defra; the Department for International Trade; the Department for the Economy, NI; the Department for Transport; the Health and Safety Executive; the National Audit Office; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from the BAMA; BloombergNEF; Defra; Genesis; Iona Capital; Linklaters; Michael Carroll; TUV SUD; and UKAS.

A press pass has been reserved by a representative from Argus Media.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials in this area of public policy, together with energy and utility providers, electricity networks, transport providers, environmental groups, construction and engineering firms, investment groups, lawyers, local government, thinktanks and academic researchers, as well as reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Keynote Speakers

Lord Deben

Chairman, Climate Change Committee

Adam Berman

European Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association

Ben Rimmington

Director General, Net Zero Buildings and Industry, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


Alex Cunningham MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage


Marta Krajewska

Deputy Director, Power, Energy UK

Dr Katerina Busuttil

Senior Standards Manager, Mobility, Materials, Manufacturing, BSI

Richard Woolley

Head of Energy and Climate Change, Chemical Industries Association

George Anstey

Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Senior speaker confirmed from Burges Salmon

Claire Thornhill

Associate Director, Frontier Economics