"CMIA has over the years provided thought-provoking ideas in the policy debate on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). CMIA's contribution to the debate was always focused on keeping the system business friendly as well as environmentally ambitious."
Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit 'Emissions Trading System - Policy Development and Auctioning' in DG Climate Action, European Commission
Who We Are
The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) is an independent not for profit trade association that has been providing leadership from the private sector in the delivery of climate investment policy and market mechanisms since 2008. Through climate policy, finance and investment, we are leading a coalition of private sector actors to mobilise the trillions that will enable a transition to a climate-resilient, low-carbon, sustainable economy.
CMIA’s working groups give our members the opportunity to share their unique expertise and push the advocacy of climate finance and investments, alongside instruments and best practices, on complex issues of relevance to their work.
Policy and Regulation
The intergovernmental processes and domestic policies that are emerging from and being implemented as a result of the Paris Agreement.
Finance and Investment
The wide variety of public and private sector financial instruments and tools designed to raise capital that will drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
There is no regulatory obligation, but there is a strategic imperative for companies to have a more sustainable business model.
- Active Private Sector Observer Seats: Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the World Bank’s Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
- Consulted for private sector expertise by: Government, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), Financial Institutions
- Diversity of members and the range and breadth of their knowledge
- Access to key events like the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP), private consultations with governments, policy-makers and industry leaders.