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Sustainable Finance

The impacts of climate change are real and urgent, and FIA stands with our member firms in a shared mission of helping the world manage transition risks and build a more sustainable global economy.

CFTC Enforcement of Environmental Fraud

In this presentation, Sidley Austin discusses issues that market participants may face with respect to the CFTC’s recently announced initiative to allocate enforcement resources to monitor and police the voluntary carbon markets. The intersection of US commodity and environmental law are explored with consideration of prior carbon market enforcement before other regulatory bodies like the California Air Resources Board.

  • FIA Responds to CFTC Guidance Regarding the Listing of Voluntary Carbon Credit Derivatives

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's proposed guidance on voluntary carbon markets is a welcome attempt to strengthen the integrity of these markets, FIA says in a response to the proposal. However, if the CFTC intends to establish additional requirements for exchanges that list derivatives on carbon credits, it should engage in a formal rulemaking process.

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  • CFTC continues to explore its role in voluntary carbon markets 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held its second "voluntary carbon markets convening" on 19 July to gather expert input on the state of the carbon markets.   

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  • CFTC committee discusses market risk issues

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a meeting of its Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) on 10 July, discussing wide-ranging issues including CCP risk and governance, interest rate benchmark reform, market structure issues, and climate-related market issues.

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  • CFTC Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee announces leadership and workstreams  

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee held a meeting on 27 June outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. It marks the third EEMAC meeting under the sponsorship of CFTC Commissioner Summer Mersinger. 

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