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IETA's Forrister says carbon markets could help countries go beyond minimum Paris commitments

As world leaders prepare to attend next week's signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement, how are the 90 countries that mentioned carbon markets in their commitments initiating the conversation on trading? What are the key barriers to setting up markets or trading "clubs"? During today's OnPoint, Dirk Forrister, president and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association, discusses a new joint paper with the Environmental Defense Fund that analyzes the role markets could play in helping countries go beyond their minimum targets.