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This is a defining moment for climate action. According to the IPCC latest findings, if we don´t propel transformational change worldwide in the next few years, it will be impossible to prevent the devastating consequences of climate change. Science is ready to provide alternatives to the fossil fuel economy and policy makers are more open to experimenting with alternative approaches for economic development. Carbon pricing is probably the only alternative to lower emission at the speed recommended by science. It also offers other benefits like providing certainty to the markets and spreading the cost of mitigation throughout public and private actors. Today, 46 national jurisdictions and 24 subnational jurisdictions are putting a price on carbon, covering 20% of global emissions. To broaden and deepen carbon pricing instruments around the world, it is essential to make sure that sciences supports policy decisions. The CPLC Research Conference on Carbon Pricing, first in its kind, will bring innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by policy makers in the transition to a low carbon economy.
— Enrique Lendo, Co-Chair, CPLC Steering Committee
Deepening and widening carbon pricing is essential. And we have an excellent base on which to build: we have recently seen a rapid up-take of carbon pricing around the world, and real progress in reforming fossil fuel subsidies, which are essentially negative carbon prices. The benefits in terms of driving innovation, economic efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions are clear. And they provide an important source of revenues to invest in other social priorities, like supporting low-income households and workers to thrive through the transition. The New Climate Economy estimates that carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform could generate as much as US$2.8 trillion — around India’s GDP today — in government revenues in 2030. However, carbon pricing systems remain too limited today and, where they exist, prices are often far too low. The CPLC Research Conference is a key moment to identify best practices and share success stories of carbon pricing systems that are well-designed, scalable and can serve both environmental and social objectives.
— Helen Mountford, CPLC Steering Commitee Co-Chair & Program Director, New Climate Economy
This conference is an opportunity for the research community to provide much needed evidence to understand the experiences in the carbon market for the last years and prepare for what is expected to be a very dynamic future.
— Andrei Marcu, Co-Chair, CPLC Research Conference Scientific Committee
We know that carbon pricing is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal in the battle against climate change. Yet its real-world implementation continues to face substantial challenges – something we’ve been reminded of by the recent protests against energy tax hikes in France and elsewhere. This conference offers a timely opportunity to discuss theoretical and practical dimensions of carbon pricing, and to learn from each other as we jointly pursue to the objectives of broadening, deepening and linking carbon pricing policies around the world.
— Michael Mehling, Co-chair, CPLC Research Conference Scientific Committee
The CPLC Research Conference is an initiative that can facilitate exchange of experiences from jurisdictions across the globe and make research on carbon pricing available to a broader audience. I hope the conference will serve as a gateway to better communication between academia, practitioners and policy makers - we all need to join forces to ensure an effective carbon pricing design. Solid evidence of effective carbon pricing will help give policy makers the courage to introduce such measures!
— Susanne Åkerfeldt, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Finance
There is widespread agreement among a diverse set of policy analysts that in many countries economy-wide carbon-pricing systems will be essential elements of any policies that can achieve meaningful reductions of CO2 emissions cost-effectively. For that reason, this global conference is timely and of great importance.
— Robert Stavins, A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School

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