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The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act puts a price on carbon-emitting fuels, at the source, and delivers all revenues to households as monthly dividends. With a steadily rising fee and steadily rising dividends, the plan sends a clear, predictable price signal to producers and is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 90 percent by 2050.
Opponents of carbon pollution pricing have had a busy year, incessantly warning of the severe economic damage such policies will purportedly cause.
Thankfully, proponents of clean growth have had a busy year too. Alberta wrapped up its consultation process on output-based allocations for large industrial emitters, Manitoba and Nova Scotia announced new carbon pricing systems, and the federal government took steps to implement a pan-Canadian backstop for carbon pricing.
The George Washington University, as a member of the CPLC, offers a unique graduate-level program in GHG Management. And it’s available online so you can earn your Certificate in GHG Management regardless of your location. In four online semester-length courses world experts offer comprehensive hands-on training that prepares you to begin your GHG management career immediately. And you can complete the program in less than one year.
Climate discussions like those we’ve just been seeing at the UN summit in Katowice, Poland tend to focus on working together to deliver existing climate commitments and raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more GHG emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action is delivered in a way that doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
See Helen Mountford and Molly McGregors’ latest blog post on how carbon pricing can benefit the poor and reduce emissions.
The Arab Gulf States – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE –are highly vulnerable to oil price shocks due to their high economic reliance on oil and gas export revenues. Historically, oil price shocks have been a source of pressure on the Arab Gulf States economies. However, only since mid-2014 have oil prices seemed to pressure on political regimes to consider domestic economic reforms and development of alternative sources of income (i.e. economic diversification).
To avoid long-term negative implications – such as increasing total CO2 emissions and deterioration of air quality associated with increasing downstream petrochemical energy intensive industries, fossil fuel subsidy reforms, enhancing energy efficiency and the use of clean energy technologies are indeed instrumental to tackle such issues. In this article, carbon pricing is proposed as a useful instrument to complement the aforementioned tools.
Carbon pricing in the news
New Delhi, February 14, 2019 – The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition is hosting the World’s First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing on February 14-15, 2019. During the CPLC Research Conference, over thirty presenters will share their research papers, which were selected and reviewed through a call for papers led by an international scientific committee. The Conference is expected to host over 300 participants and will feature high-level dignitaries including Lord Nicolas Stern (London School of Economics) and Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow (Cop 24 Special Envoy for Climate Change, Poland). The Conference serves to better inform future decisions made by policymakers and businesses using carbon pricing.
The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) kicked-off in New Delhi, India. The annual summit, hosted by The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), brings together high-level government officials, business leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss sustainable development practices. The 2019 theme is “Attaining the 2030 Agenda: Delivering on our promise”. This year, the World Bank Group (WBG) is a major partner—solely organizing three thematic tracks. On Monday, February 11, the WBG executed a full-day of engaging and informative panels.
The CPLC Secretariat has released the full agenda for the CPLC Research Conference that is taking place on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India. The Conference will open with a keynote from Chair of the Grantham Research institute at the London School of Economics and Co-Chair of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, Lord Nicolas Stern, and then proceed to a packed agenda of plenaries, panels, and discussions. The CPLC Research Conference Co-Chairs, Andrei Marcu and Michael Mehling, will set the context and lay out the goals for the Conference.
Yesterday evening, the Climate Leadership Council, a CPLC Partner, announced that “27 Nobel laureates, all 4 former Fed Chairs, and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers unite behind carbon dividends as the bipartisan climate solution.”
UN Climate Change, 15 January 2019 – The provisional program for Africa Climate Week 2019, which is being hosted from 18–22 March in Accra, Ghana, has now been published online – showcasing a dynamic schedule of activities that will demonstrate enhanced ambition across the continent. Full details concerning topics and speakers will follow in due course.
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