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EMA Hosts Sold Out Regional Round Table at The New York Stock Exchange

April 26, 2024 7:23 AM | Lauren LeMunyan (Administrator)

[Washington, DC - April 24, 2024]The New York Stock Exchange was the focal point for pivotal discussions on climate policy and sustainable finance as the Environmental Markets Association (EMA), in collaboration with IntercontinentalExchange, hosted a landmark event on April 24, 2024. This sold-out afternoon drew industry leaders from finance, technology, and government sectors to explore innovative strategies for combating climate change and enhancing environmental market efficiencies.

The event began with an inspiring keynote from Jennifer Ilkiw, President of ICE Futures, setting a dynamic tone for a series of in-depth discussions. A fireside chat followed, featuring Jon Binder, Deputy Commissioner of Climate Change, Air Resources, and Energy at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Mike Kierstead of IntercontinentalExchange, highlighting the importance of joint efforts in environmental advocacy.

One of the day's main attractions was the "New York Cap & Invest (NYCI) Panel," moderated by Mike Kierstead. Panelists included Jon Binder, Yuhau Lin, Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Jack Velasquez from Marex Spectron, and Dan McGraw, Head of Regulatory Analysis at Mercuria. This panel delved into cap-and-invest strategies, discussing their critical impact on shaping future climate policies and influencing energy markets.

Additionally, the "REC Granular Certificate Working Group/Hydrogen 45v Panel" led by Harry Singh from Goldman Sachs, turned the spotlight on hydrogen energy and renewable energy certificates. Experts such as Patricia D'Costa of Google, Ben Gerber, President of M-RETS, Katie Soroye from LevelTen, and Dharik Mallapragada, Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, shared insights on leveraging granular certification to foster innovation and efficiency in the hydrogen sector.

The Round Table concluded with the ceremonial ringing of the NYSE closing bell and a cocktail reception, offering further opportunities for networking and reflection on the discussions.

The Environmental Markets Association and IntercontinentalExchange express their gratitude to all speakers, panelists, and attendees for their contributions to this successful event. The discussions underscored the ongoing need for collaborative dialogue and action across industries to drive significant environmental and economic progress.

About the Environmental Markets Association (EMA): The Environmental Markets Association is a leading organization committed to promoting market-based solutions for environmental challenges. EMA provides education, networking, and partnerships among stakeholders in environmental markets.

Panel discussion recordings are available in the EMA Members Only Section.

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