The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is a unique initiative that brings together leaders across national and sub-national governments, the private sector, academia, and civil society with the goal of putting in place effective carbon pricing policies that maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and deliver meaningful emissions reductions. The Coalition drives action through knowledge sharing, targeted technical analysis and public-private dialogues that guide successful carbon pricing policy adoption and accelerate implementation. 


The CPLC has set ambitious targets to double the percentage of global emissions covered by explicit carbon prices to 25% by 2020, and to double it again to 50% within a decade. 


To achieve these goals, leadership is needed to guide policy design and implementation, and to make the case for establishing an effective price on carbon.  By joining the Coalition, partners work together to

  • Identify and share best practices and experiences on designing and implementing carbon pricing instruments to support low-carbon pathways while maintaining competitiveness, creating jobs, and spurring innovation

  • Provide input on establishing and advocating for successful carbon pricing initiatives by contributing towards the development and dissemination of key knowledge products and sharing lessons learned.  

  • Engage with other public and private sector stakeholders, and participate in multilateral dialogues to accelerate the uptake of carbon pricing policies that mobilize low-carbon investments and spur innovation.  

  • For businesses, demonstrate leadership by setting an internal carbon price, where appropriate, and reporting on progress.  

  • Provide input on key knowledge products and analysis to strengthen the evidence base for carbon pricing. 

Coalition partners agree to advance the carbon pricing agenda by working with each other towards the long-term objective of a carbon price applied throughout the global economy by: 

  • strengthening carbon pricing policies to redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate challenge;  

  • bringing forward and strengthening the implementation of existing carbon pricing policies to better manage investment risks and opportunities; and  

  • enhancing cooperation to share information, expertise and lessons learned on developing and implementing carbon pricing through various “readiness” platforms. 

While they must demonstrate their carbon pricing leadership, each partner determines the level of engagement it wishes to contribute through the CPLC Working Groups. 

When approaching the Coalition, organizations should be ready to: describe their motivation in joining CPLCillustrate the range of activities they are undertaking or planning to undertake in the carbon pricing realm; and explain how they intend to demonstrate carbon pricing leadership through the Coalition to contribute toward achieving CPLC’s goals.  




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