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CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on October 16

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— Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz, the sponsor of the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, today announced that the EEMAC will hold a public meeting on Friday, October 16, 2020 to hear remarks on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors within the energy and environmental markets. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) and be held via videoconference in accordance with the agency’s implementation of social distancing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Commissioner Berkovitz also announced the meeting agenda. The EEMAC will examine: ESG initiatives, with a focus on the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the energy and environmental markets; exchange-listed ESG derivatives; and an update from CFTC staff on the energy derivatives markets between Q1 and Q3 2020.

“The consideration of environmental, social, and governance factors in operations and decision-making is critical to the strength and resilience of our energy and environmental markets,” said Commissioner Berkovitz. “The EEMAC meeting will provide a timely opportunity for energy and environmental market participants to share their insights on how their organizations are incorporating the ESG factors within their operations and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within their firms.” 

Members of the public may watch a live video of the meeting at www.cftc.gov or listen to a live, audio-only feed using the toll or toll-free numbers provided below. Persons requiring special accommodations to listen to the meeting because of disabilities should notify Abigail Knauff, the EEMAC Secretary, at (202) 418-5123 or at [email protected].

What: Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: Virtual Meeting 
Date: October 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Viewing/Listening Instructions: To access the live audio feed, use the dial-in numbers below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation, if applicable. Materials presented at the meeting, if any, will be made available on the Commission’s website.

Domestic Toll-Free:    1-877-951-7311
International Numbers:

International Numbers

Conference Passcode:      6927302

Members of the public can submit written statements in connection with the meeting by October 23, 2020. You may submit public comments through the CFTC website (http://comments.cftc.gov). Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Comments Online process on the website. If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Abigail Knauff, EEMAC Secretary, via the contact information listed above to discuss alternate means of submitting your comments. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website (www.cftc.gov). Written statements should have “Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee” as the title on any such statement.

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other EEMAC priorities. For agenda updates and more information about this advisory committee, including its members and associate members, visit EEMAC.

The EEMAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee, which conducts public meetings; submits reports and recommendations to the Commission (including dissenting or minority views, if any); and otherwise serves as a vehicle for discussion and communication on matters of concern to exchanges, firms, end users, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission.

 

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Abbreviation: CFTC
Jurisdiction: USA

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