The Declaration on Carbon Pricing in the Americas (the Declaration) was announced on December 12, 2017 by the Heads of States and Governments of Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico; the Governors of California and Washington; and the Premiers from Canadian Provinces including Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Quebec. Since the launch, Sonora has joined as a Member. The Declaration also includes a number of Observers and Endorsers, which are jurisdictions or organizations that acknowledge and support the Declaration but do not directly participate in any of its technical work. As a part of the workplan, the Declaration established the platform for cooperation on Carbon Pricing in the Americas (the CPA Platform), which is a working group that includes Members and Partners to the Declaration. These leaders committed to implementing carbon pricing as a central tool for climate policy action.
The “Carbon Pricing in the Americas: Stock-Take and Knowledge Exchange” event organized by Partnership for Market Readiness secretariat, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition secretariat, and International Emissions Trading Association, and hosted by Resources for the Future, will take stock of carbon pricing progress in the region, exploring lessons learned and experiences to-date from jurisdictions’ experiences with designing and implementing carbon pricing initiatives.
The event will include two panel discussions, a fire-side chat on carbon pricing in the United States, and opening and closing remarks from the CPA Co-Chairs. The first panel will provide a stock-take of carbon pricing initiatives in the Americas. The second panel will focus on the possible benefits and ways of aligning carbon pricing initiatives. The session will also feature an overview of the CPA’s progress and a forward-look on its next steps, including opportunities at COP25.