UN SSE Advisory Group on Carbon Markets kicks off new workstream with the first Advisory Group meeting

15 February 2023

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Advisory Group on Carbon Markets,  launched in November 2022 at COP27, is kicking off the new workstream to support exchanges in their efforts to maximize the climate benefits of carbon markets with its first Advisory Group meeting.  The new workstream will examine the contribution exchanges can make toward SDG 13 by supporting impactful carbon markets. The guidance the group will be working on is intended to serve as a useful reference point for exchanges that are exploring options for becoming involved in carbon markets or optimizing involvement that may already be in place. This project is born out of stakeholder demand, voiced by exchanges that are currently working on establishing markets in their region. It builds on the research presented in the SSE’s Market Monitor on Voluntary Carbon Markets published in November 2022 at COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheik. In addition to exchanges, the SSE invites securities regulators, investors and other members of the SSE network to participate in this workstream. The SSE Carbon Market project is being co-chaired by Bursa Malaysia and EGX. How to join the SSE Carbon Markets Advisory Group:  The Carbon Markets Advisory Group is open to SSE Partner Exchanges, Observers, and key stakeholders (including members of the SSE’s Regulator, Investor and Corporate Working Groups). The goal of this Advisory Group is to create new and timely guidance on how exchanges can maximize the benefits of carbon markets. If you would like to join the SSE Carbon Markets Advisory Group, please contact us at info@SSEinitiative.org. The work of this advisory group will run from February 2023 to October 2023 and the output will be launched at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2023.  More details here

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.