Regional Training Course: Emissions Trading in Asian Countries

Regional Training Course: Emissions Trading in Asian Countries

The deadline to apply for the Asia training course has passed. For future editions and upcoming events, register your interest here.


Emissions trading is a market-based instrument for climate change mitigation. From the EU to South Korea and from China to California, more and more jurisdictions around the world use emissions trading as a tool to achieve their climate goals. At the beginning of 2022, around 16 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are covered by emissions trading systems (ETS). Several countries in Asia have taken steps towards developing ETS such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

From 16 to 26 May, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) will convene a two-week ETS training course to provide basic training on emissions trading in Asian countries. Over two weeks consisting of eight course days, participants will learn the basic concepts and key elements of emissions trading through a mix of presentations from expert speakers and policy practitioners as well as interactive activities. Each session will draw on examples and experiences from existing ETS to explain the main design choices for setting up new ETS and to convey solutions for their implementation.

Participation in the training course is open to anyone with an interest in, or professional link to, climate policy and carbon market development in Asian countries. Applications are welcome from Central, East, South and South-East Asian countries. Applications are open to both participants with little previous knowledge as well as those with some prior knowledge, including alumni of previous ICAP training activities.

The training course is aimed at 35 participants. To register, please complete the application form at Please state your motivation for joining the training course as part of the application form (max 200 words). Please only apply if you can attend all the sessions. Applications close on 2 May 2022.


The Online ETS Training Course consists of eight course days across two weeks, running from Monday to Thursday for each. Each course day features a main session of 3.5 hours that takes place in the afternoon / early evening local time in Asia (European morning).

The main session consists of two substantive sessions of 60 Minutes each, with input from the consortium team as well as practitioners from the ICAP Member jurisdictions, each followed by a 15-minute break. The third 60-minute session would typically be reserved for an interactive activity.

On six of the eight course days, the main session is complemented by another 90-minute slot in the Asian morning, alternating between carbon trading simulation game (CarbonSim) and group work.

Content and Structure

The curriculum of the ICAP Training Course introduces emissions trading as a policy instrument for climate policy, providing illustration through many hands-on examples, practical experience and case studies. It addresses a range of issues faced in the design of ETS, considering the needs and circumstances of the countries in Asia. The main sessions follow overall structure below:

ICAP Training Asia Course Schedule


Logistical Arrangements

The training course will be delivered online through Zoom. Registration is open to participants from Asia at As participation is aimed at 35 participants, registrations will be reviewed based on the profile of the candidate and reason for motivation, with a view to ensure a diversity of attendants.

The ICAP trainings are implemented by the Ecologic Institute, Get2C and ICF on behalf of ICAP, the International Carbon Action Partnership. It is made possible through the generous support of the European Commission.


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The deadline to apply for the Asia training course has passed. For future editions and upcoming events, register your interest here.