Carbon Pricing Leadership Events Calendar


upcoming events

Environmental Fiscal Reforms for Low-Carbon Growth Workshop 

Bogota, Colombia | September 28-29, 2017

The Environmental Fiscal Reforms for Low-Carbon Growth workshop is organized jointly by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia and the Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE). Hosted at the World Bank, CAPE supports the efforts of finance ministries to design effective climate-change adaptation and mitigation strategies consistent with the achievement of the Nationally Determined Contributions agreed in Paris 2015.

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World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings

Washington, DC| October 12-14, 2017

Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries.

Latin America Carbon Forum

Mexico City | October 18-19-20, 2017

Advancing the Paris Agreement: From Targets to Action

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2017) is a leading regional conference & exhibition for climate action related to markets and economic instruments. With over 800 local, regional and international participants from leading policymakers, the private sector, think tanks, academia, and media, the LACCF is the pre-eminent regional ‘Pulse Taking’ and 'Business to Business' platform. Program sessions will be articulated around the following thematic clusters:

  • Climate Finance 

  • Carbon Pricing 

  • Sectoral Climate Action 

  • Collaborative Action, Partnerships and Leadership

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Past Events

Climate Week

Creating corporate value through best practice internal carbon pricing

New York, New York | September 19, 2017

Internal carbon pricing is a powerful tool to assess the climate-related risks and opportunities arising from the transition to a low-carbon economy. However, the advantages remain untapped by the companies that could benefit the most. In conjunction with Climate Week NYC 2017, Ecofys, The Generation Foundation, and CDP invite you to the presentation of two complementary corporate guides on internal carbon pricing to support a wider use of best practices globally.

The C-suite guide to creating corporate value with internal carbon pricing triggers board members to explore internal carbon pricing. The how-to guide to corporate internal carbon pricing provides practical step-by-step guidance to design and implement a tailored internal carbon pricing approach. The guides introduce a new framework for action through four dimensions that explain best practices in internal carbon pricing: height, width, length, and time.

Please RSVP by September 15, 2017.

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The 2017 Carbon Forum North America (CFNA 2017) 

New York, New York | September 20, 2017

The 2017 Carbon Forum North America (CFNA 2017) is an annual regional conference and exhibition, gathering Governments, business and NGO representatives from North America and the world. Organised by IETA, the 1-day conference provides a platform to exchange business-driven climate solutions, with a focus on carbon policy, pricing and finance. CFNA 2017 is an ideal forum to examine the latest state of climate action across North America, exchange ideas, and develop business opportunities. This event is affiliated with Climate Week NYC 2017, which takes place alongside the UN General Assembly.

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CarbonSim: ETS by Choice - Results by Design

New York, New York | September 19, 2017

Join us for a session of CarbonSim -- a fun, AI-enhanced, multi-lingual, multi-user, carbon trading game. CarbonSim brings markets to life, teaches the principles of emissions trading, demystifies how to develop and implement a carbon portfolio management strategy, and demonstrates that results are driven by design.

In this two and a half hour session you’ll play a round, collaborate with your peers, and maybe win a prize. Best of all, you’ll see why emissions trading system stakeholders are excited about how this cutting-edge simulation tool is helping them better understand, appreciate the limits of, and advocate for effective environmental markets.

As seating is limited kindly RSVP to by September 19, 2017.

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Women's Energy Network - Greater New York City Chapter: Climate Week Special Event: Financing the New Carbon Paradigm

In Partnership with CMIA

New York, New York | September 19, 2017

Financing the New Carbon Paradigm Expert panel discussion, informational breakout sessions and networking opportunity

Join a distinguished group of corporations, capital markets firms, energy companies, NGOs and project developers in discussing innovation in carbon financing spurred by the Paris Agreement and the exciting ways industry, regulators and markets are addressing climate and sustainability goals.

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The Scale of Deep Decarbonization

2017 Low-emissions Solutions Conference in NYC

The outcomes from this event will be presented at a special event at COP23

New York, New York | September 20-21, 2017 

In the Paris Agreement, every country is responsible for producing a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the period to 2030 and a Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDs) to 2050 (Article 4). This one-and-a-half day Solutions Conference will assist nations in the technical preparations of their NDCs and LEDs, and is aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global cocreation, without inter-governmental negotiations or agreements. It will bring together technical experts and world-leading scientists and engineers, from business, academia, and civil society sectors, to share knowledge, exchange information, identify bottlenecks, discuss best practices, and prioritize future research in order to set common technological trajectories for a decarbonized economy as well as the transformations necessary in each sector.

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Carbon pricing: Yes. But how?

New York, New York | September 20, 2017

Carbon Pricing has an important role to play in providing a broad signal to shift the world’s economies in order to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A recent report of the High Level Commission on Carbon Prices highlights the need for carbon prices of at least US$40–80/tCO2 by 2020 and US$50–100/tCO2 by 2030.

The next question is how? Internationally, the carbon pricing community includes advocates for taxes, fees and dividends, carbon markets both linked and independent.

During NY Climate Week, Carbon Market Watch and New York University are pleased to invite the climate community for a conversation not only whether to price carbon but also how – both domestically and internationally.

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Africa Carbon Forum

The 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development.


Internal Carbon Pricing Webinar Series

In collaboration with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, partners Yale University and the World Economic Forum are hosting a series of live, interactive webcasts on Internal Carbon Pricing, featuring executives and practitioners from companies pushing the envelope on carbon pricing.

Latest webinar:

Join us in welcoming the experience of Brazil’s business community in the fifth webinar of the Internal Carbon Pricing: Practical Experiences from the Private Sector series. 

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00am New York; 11:00am-12:00pm São Paulo; 4:00-5:00pm Paris
Luiz Osorio, Vice President at CPFL
Maria Eugenia Sosa Taborda, Sustainability Manager at Itaú Unibanco
Vivian Mac Knight, Climate Change Advisor at Vale
Moderated by: 
Hector Gomez Ang, Brazil Country Manager at IFC (International Finance Corporation)

Second Annual Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High Level Assembly

Launched at COP21 in December 2015, with the aim of catalyzing wider adoption of carbon pricing systems around the world, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) now includes more than 200 Partners, including 27 governments, 132 companies and 53 strategic partners. In the past year, the CPLC has organized over 20 Leadership Dialogues focused on identifying and addressing key challenges to pave the way for the successful use of carbon pricing to help drive clean, resilient economic growth. 

The CPLC will host its second annual High-Level Assembly in Washington as part of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. This session will allow leaders to take stock of global progress, identify new strategic issues—such as the link between carbon pricing , fiscal policy and climate risk—and launch the Coalition’s strategy for 2017.

During this session of the High Level Assembly, the Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) Partnership, a peer-to peer exchange among Finance ministers around climate and fiscal policy, will be launched.

Find the agenda here.

April 19 - A Brookings Event: Carbon pricing and the future of global climate cooperation

On April 19, the newly-launched Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate will host a panel discussion on the role of carbon pricing in the implementation of the Paris goals, with opening remarks from Lord Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics and Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, the co-chairs the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. They will share their thoughts on carbon pricing and other policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, including the objective to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.” After the discussion, Brookings Vice President Kemal Derviş will moderate a panel discussion and take questions from the audience. For the agenda and to register, visit Brookings' website.

Carbon Pricing and International Cooperation to Achieve Regional Mitigation Goals in the Americas

Towards the Carbon Pricing Summit of the Americas

January 24-25, 2017
Hotel Presidente Intercontinental
Mexico City, Mexico

Doubling The Wave
High level dialogue to take carbon pricing to the next level

Date: January 16, 2017
Location: Swissôtel,  Schulstrasse 44
8050 Zurich, Switzerland

Join the dialogue and help to “double the wave” for carbon pricing.  

This event is organized by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition with the support of the Dutch Government, and co-organized by the International Emissions Trading AssociationWe Mean Business CoalitionCDP and the Environmental Defense Fund.  It will gather key decision-makers from the public and private sector with a specific focus on the financial sector and investors. The insights and conclusions gathered at this event will feed into discussions at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum taking place the following days in Davos, Switzerland. Read our recap>>

22nd Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22) (Marrakesh)

November 9 | COP22 GCAA Business and Industry Day

At COP22 in Marrakesh there will be a series of thematic sessions organised as part of the Global Climate Action Agenda led by the Climate Champions. The Business and Industry Champions sessions will be co-facilitated by CDP and We Mean Business, partnering with UN Global Compact and La Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM).


November 12-13 | Global Climate Finance Action Summit
Conference Place in Marrakech
November 12, 2:30 - 5:00 pm: CPLC Led Session: Carbon pricing, NDCs and Post-Paris Agreement

Nov 15 | Carbon Pricing: Driving Ambition and Action COP22 Leadership Event
12:30-2:00pm IETA Business Hub – Blue Zone
This high-level event will take stock of the progress already made, showcase individual action and leadership, and bring up new voices and ambition to address climate change through a market-based approaches.
Event is open to partners, but seating is limited to first come, first served.

November 17 | Carbon Pricing Unlocked – an update on the current state and trends of carbon pricing and outlook for carbon pricing action for the public and private sector
10:30-12:00  EU Pavilion
Presented by Ecofys and I4CE in collaboration with the World Bank Group 

Latin America Carbon Forum (Panama City)

September 28-30, 2016
The Latin American Carbon Forum (LACF) is a regional platform established to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business-opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. More details to come. 

World Sustainable Development Summit (New Delhi )

The World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, themed, 'Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress', will be among the first international platforms to discuss the new agenda post the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the signing of the Paris Agreement. The attempt will be to initiate discussions on methodologies to be adopted to chalk a path to reach the Goals beyond 2015. More information

Climate Week NYC (New York City)

September 21, 2016

Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge

To deliver on the Paris Agreement on climate change reached in December 2015, the world needs action and investment on an unprecedented scale. Getting there requires innovation – in technology, policy, entrepreneurship, and financing. Breakthroughs are happening on all these fronts, driven by the private sector, international organizations, civil society and forward-looking governments.

The World Bank Group and Responding to Climate Change Limited (RTCC) are proud to host ‘Innovating to Meet the Climate Challenge,’ a half-day event looking at emerging innovations and the new opportunities they bring.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the event, followed by two back-to-back sessions. The first, ‘Using Carbon Pricing Revenue to Jumpstart Innovation’ will explore how revenues from carbon pricing can be used to boost productivity and innovation. The second, ‘Driving Climate Innovation in Developing Countries,’ will explore the role of the private sector in delivering future innovations at scale.

Follow the event on Twitter with #Innovate4Climate and #PriceOnCarbon

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Business and Climate Summit (London)

June 28-29, 2016
The CPLC participated in a panel event at the Business and Climate Summit. At the BCS, business and governments come together to agree on a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions.

Carbon Pricing Leadership Luncheon (Bogota)

June 2016
During the Climate Business Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, the CPLC convened a leadership lunch with the Vice Minister of Finance of Colombia - Mr. Andrés Escobar and about 30 business leaders from Latin America, including 10 CEOs from large regional groups. Read more on this event here

Pacific Alliance Dialogue (Santiago)

June 30, 2016
The CPLC convened a dialogue with governments of Pacific Alliance countries and business leaders on the implementation of carbon pricing policies in the region as a green growth strategy. More information on this event here.

High Level Government Business Dialogue (Paris)

June 10, 2016
CPLC helped organize a half-day dialogue session, hosted by the French government. A full agenda is available here,  with session on: "From corporate and local initiatives to achieve the Paris ambition: how to implement broadening, deepening and linking of carbon pricing worldwide?" and "Recycling carbon pricing revenues: transforming costs into opportunities." More information here

Carbon Expo (Cologne)

May 25-27, 2016

May 25 - Plenary Session: “After Paris: How can Carbon Pricing Facilitate the Implementation of NDCs? 
The CPLC co-organized a plenary session at Carbon Expo in coordination with the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness. 

May 26 - Carbon Pricing Breakfast  
The CPLC hosted an informal carbon pricing breakfast for current and prospective Partners. Highlights and key outcomes are available here.

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High Level Assembly (Washington DC)

April 15, 2016
The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a joint initiative of leaders from government, business and civil society who support putting a price on carbon emissions, convened its High-Level Assembly (HLA) on 15 April 2016 in Washington DC for the first official meeting since being launched at Paris COP21 in December 2015. 

Carbon Pricing Workshop (Zurich)

March 8-11, 2016
A series of carbon pricing events organized by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Government of Switzerland were held in Zurich, Switzerland from March 8-11, 2016.

Corporate Carbon Pricing Leadership Workshop (Mumbai)

March 14, 2016
The CPLC, along with WRI-India and CDP, hosted a one-day Corporate Carbon Pricing Leadership Workshop in Mumbai on global trends in internal and corporate carbon pricing and opportunities and challenges for internal carbon pricing in the India private sector. 

Internal Carbon Pricing Session at the 9th India Climate Policy and Business Conclave (New Delhi)

March 15-16, 2016
The CPLC participated in a workshop session on internal carbon pricing for India's private sector as part of the 9th India Climate Policy and Business Conclave in New Delhi, India.

South Africa Follow-On Carbon Pricing Dialogue (Johannesburg)

April/May 2016 (TBD)
The South Africa Carbon Pricing Dialogue event addressed South Africa's proposed carbon pricing polices and will be a follow-on from a prior dialogue in Johannesburg in October 2015.


*Exact date and time to be confirmed