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The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) is a US-based trade association representing the interests of companies that are involved in the trading, legislation and regulation of environmental markets. EMA was founded in 1997 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.



EMA is focused on promoting market-based solutions for environmental challenges through sound public policy, industry best practices, effective education and training, and member networking. EMA represents a diverse membership including large utilities, emissions brokers and traders, exchanges, law firms, project developers, consultants, academics, NGOs and government agencies.


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Upcoming Event: EMA Annual Meeting, October 3-5 in New Orleans

Join the Environmental Markets Association and its growing network of professionals involved in the trading, legislation, and regulation of environmental markets for dialogue and networking in New Orleans! This dynamic event includes several networking events, multiple networking breaks, and sessions designed for open communication and collaboration.

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Best Practice Principles for REC Markets
EMA has established a set of Best Practice Principles for REC Markets, which can be applied to construct tradable REC markets with robustness and integrity in order to achieve RPS policy objectives in the most cost-effective manner. Read More: