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About The Environmental Markets Association

Our Mission

EMA's mission is to promote open, competitive, and tradeable environmental commodity markets and market-based solutions as a long-term, sustainable solution to solve environmental challenges.

About Us

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

Founded in 1997 as The Emissions Marketing Association, EMA changed its name to The Environmental Markets Association in 2004 to reflect the growing benefits and applications of market-based solutions to solve environmental challenges. 

For twenty-five years, EMA has 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.

EMA is a pro-business and pro-environment industry trade association that advocates for competitive and tradable market-based solutions for solving the world's most pressing environmental challenges, while simultaneously contributing to economic development.

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From left to right top, Sean Barwin, Lance Titus, Ken Nelson, Stephen McComb, Lauren LeMunyan, Laura Duklewski, Jack Velasquez. (Not shown Christian Hofer)

EMA's Board of Directors

EMA's Board of Directors,  are appointed by the general voting membership for a period of three years. The Board of Directors is composed of the following directors:

Chairperson, Jack Velasquez, Marex Spectron

Vice-Chairperson, Christian Hofer, Sol Systems

Treasurer, Stephen McComb, IncubEx LLC

Director, Sean Barwin, CBL Markets

Director, Laura Duklewski, Constellation

Director, Ken Nelson, Blue Delta Energy LLC

Director, Lance Titus, Uniper

EMA Committees

Comprised of industry volunteers from all types and sizes of member companies, EMA committees work proactively for the mutual benefit of the industry. Current Committees include:


Lauren LeMunyan, Executive Director

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