Environmental Markets Association

The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) is the leading US-based environmental trade association focused on promoting market-based solutions as the key to combat environmental problems. Founded in 1996 by a group of emissions traders, EMA’s current membership includes brokers, traders, consultants, lawyers, academics, government agencies, affected industries (e.g., utilities, manufacturing; transportation, construction), and financial/investment companies centered on the following transactional markets: SO2, NOx, CO2, RECs, ERC Offsets.

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529 14th Street NW, Suite 750 , Washington , DC 20045 USA

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Air and Climate
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

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.