Partner voices: blogs, opinions, and analysis
Navigant, the Generation Foundation, and CDP have developed a briefing paper, Internal Carbon Pricing for Low Carbon Finance. It has actionable insights and key information for investors and banks about using internal carbon pricing.
In a recent report, Resources for the Future (RFF) modeled policy options to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector in six US states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Senior Research Assistant Paul Picciano provides insights into their key findings in this CPLC blog.
On June 22nd, before the dome of the Massachusetts State House, a group of youth activists with Our Climate, a youth-led carbon pricing advocacy organization in the United States, assembled their largest climate mosaic yet. Nicholas O’Toole, a student at New York University and summer fellow with Our Climate, provides insights into the outcomes of the event and his vision for carbon pricing in Massachusetts in this CPLC blog.
In this CPLC blog, Mandy Rambharos, Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development for Eskom Holdings, recaps the recent CPLC workshop on carbon pricing and competitiveness in South Africa. Given the introduction of a carbon tax in June, she also provides context for what carbon pricing means for the South Africa economy and business community.
Carbon pricing in the news
On Tuesday, during the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week, CPLC, IETA, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank will host a day focused on Carbon Pricing, Markets, and Sustainable Development. You can access the full agenda here.
Last week, three new carbon tax proposals were released in Congress: Rep. Rooney’s bill and Rep. Lipinski’s bill in the House of Representatives, and the Coons/Feinstein bill in the Senate. Given the unprecedented level of movement in Congress surrounding carbon tax legislation, the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Carbon Tax Research Initiative launched a new online resource that explains what you need to know about a federal carbon tax in the United States, including comparisons of the existing federal carbon tax legislation introduced thus far.
Supported by GIZ Global Carbon Market Project in East Africa on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center Kampala, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda established the East African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance in June 2019.
Policy Options, the digital magazine of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, recently published a series of articles and a podcast on how carbon pricing has evolved at the federal and provincial/territorial level in Canada.
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