Business for the Climate Platform Emissions Trading System (EPC ETS)


Launched in the beginning of 2014, the Business for the Climate Platform (EPC) Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a 'cap-and-trade' simulation of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission market, that is, it seeks to limit the amount of GHG released in a sector or in the economy of a certain region or country to predetermined thresholds.

This pioneer activity in Brazil is promoted by EPC in partnership with Rio de Janeiro Green Stock Exchange (BVRio). The purpose of this simulation is to provide the business sector with a realistic and hands-on experience on how a 'cap-and-trade' system works.

The simulation foundations were built throughout 2013 through a joint process with EPC member companies, inspired by similar - real and simulated - experiences, in a number of countries and regions worldwide.

Click here to download the EPC ETS final report on its 1st operational year (March-November 2014)

Check below the participating companies and links with additional information about ETS.

EPC ETS Rules and Parameters (Feb/2015)

EPC ETS Normative Ruling

EPC ETS Member Companies in 2015 Cycle

EPC ETS Counselors in 2015 (more info)

  • Alexandre Kossoy - World Bank
  • David Lunsford
  • Jeff Swartz - International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • Mario Monzoni (GVces)
  • Nicolette Bartlett - University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and We Mean Business
  • Paula Bennati – Brazilian National Confederation of Industries (CNI)
  • Pedro Moura Costa - Rio de Janeiro Green Stock Exchange (BVRio)
  • Stephan Schwartzman - Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Schedule of activities for the 2015 Cycle (click here to have a better view)

Documents in Portuguese