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.
The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group are hosting the world's first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India. Spots are filling up, so register today!
Negotiations at the 24th annual UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) wrapped up in Katowice, Poland on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The two-week long summit hosted thousands: from ministers to mayors, from students to civil society, and from businesses to banks. The implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement, known as the “Paris rulebook”, are now in place. Of the many announcements and engagements that took place over the two weeks, this story from the World Bank Group covers some highlights.
See the latest carbon pricing initiatives around the world!
Launched in May 2017, the Carbon Pricing Dashboard is an interactive online platform that provides up-to-date information on existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world. It builds on the data and analyses of the annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report. Users can navigate key statistics and information on carbon initiatives implemented or scheduled for implementation using interactive mapping.
Stakeholder and public support are critical for an enduring and robust carbon pricing policy. How jurisdictions communicate their carbon pricing policy plays a key role in creating and maintaining that support. Check out the Partnership for Market Readiness and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s new Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing.
UN Climate Change News, 14 December 2018 – Countries are increasingly using or considering to use carbon pricing instruments as a means to achieve their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and examples were presented this week at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
As of April 2018, carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled for implementation were expected to cover 20 percent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Parallel to this, climate policy supporters at the global level have become more involved backing strategies that take into consideration carbon pricing.
“Polish and Baltic companies see that climate mitigation efforts can strengthen competitiveness, and several companies see an opportunity to become fossil-free. These are some of the findings of a new report from the Haga initiative, presented today at COP 24 in Katowice, in cooperation with the Swedish government and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The report confirms that the positive view of climate efforts that has become increasingly common among Nordic companies, is also valid on the other side of the Baltic Sea.”
See the full press release from the Haga Initiative.
What: Environmental Defense Fund and International Emissions Trading Association will unveil a declaration from prominent environmental and corporate groups promoting sound carbon accounting, and urging countries to adopt robust rules to avoid double counting of emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement. See the full details.
Recently, Ecofys, a Navigant company and The Generation Foundation published new research on Nine Options to use Internal Carbon Pricing in Procurement, explaining how companies and governments can use internal carbon pricing (ICP) to work with their suppliers and future-proof their supply chain. As part of the research, the authors are opening up the findings for online consultation until 7 December 2018 here: https://s.chkmkt.com/icp. Check out the research and add your insight.
On November 27, 2018 Members of the United States House of Representatives announced the introduction of bipartisan carbon fee legislation. CPLC partner Citizens’ Climate Lobby was one of the key civil society organizes advocating for the introduction of the Energy Innovation and Dividend Act. See the press release from Congressman Ted Deutch’s (D-FL) office in this CPLC news story.
The Brown to Green Report is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 climate action, and this is its fourth edition. It has been compiled by Climate Transparency, a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, many from emerging economies. The report draws on the latest emissions data from 2017 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation,climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Providing country ratings, it identifies leaders and laggards in the G20.