International collaboration

Most emissions trading and renewable energy regulations are international in nature, requiring international collaboration. The NEa works to make this possible.

International regulations for emissions trading and renewable energy

Emissions trading and renewable energy and fuels are issues that extend beyond national borders. Much of the applicable regulations are international, and the decisive role of the European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) in implementation is growing. National climate and energy targets are easier to realise within a harmonised and international context.

The NEa therefore encourages international collaboration to raise the effectiveness of emissions trading. The NEa also coordinates compliance with renewable energy regulations with EU partner organisations. The NEa is a member of various EU and UN working parties and forums.

Development of market instruments

Currently, various countries are developing market instruments comparable to the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The NEa collaborates closely with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) to effect knowledge exchange. ICAP is an international group of governments that have introduced emissions trading. The NEa participates in training sessions or receives visiting delegations in the Netherlands, and gives presentations at relevant international congresses.