What You Need to Know About a Federal Carbon Tax in the United States

What You Need to Know About a Federal Carbon Tax in the United States

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.

Social acceptability and climate risk of carbon pricing, key topics at the CPLC Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly

Social acceptability and climate risk of carbon pricing, key topics at the CPLC Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly

Integrating carbon pricing into investment decision making and ensuring that carbon pricing policies are designed with consideration of social and development concerns were the two key topics of discussion at the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly (HLA) that took place during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings.

Africa Climate Week: Carbon pricing seen as key tool to drive sustainable development and social benefit

Africa Climate Week: Carbon pricing seen as key tool to drive sustainable development and social benefit

On Tuesday, March 19 at Africa Climate Week, the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) hosted a Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) workshop on Carbon Pricing, Markets, and Sustainable Development in Africa. This all-day event showcased how policies and programs to put a price on carbon can mobilize climate investment, drive social benefit, and reduce carbon pollution. The agenda featured key stakeholders who are either implementing, considering, or advancing carbon pricing—including representatives from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal and Nigeria.

Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment Opportunity

Africa Climate Week Signals Continent’s Huge Investment Opportunity

UN Climate Change News, Accra, 20 March 2019 – Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, got firmly underway this morning with the commencement of the high-level segment at the capital’s Convention Center. The overriding message being heard at this Regional Climate Week is that a ‘bright and happy future’ will be largely compromised without the proper financing, which also needs to be de-risked to encourage flows of finance to the 54 African nations. There are some positive signals: the World Bank Group last week announced $22.5 billion over 2021-2025 in climate support in Africa – a commitment which acted as a precursor to their co-hosting of a ‘Carbon Pricing Day’ on the margins of the Africa Climate Week, highlighting how innovative policies and programs can mobilize climate investments, drive social benefits, and reduce carbon pollutions.

Registration Open: CPLC Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly

Registration Open: CPLC Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly

High-Level Assembly | April 11 | 13:00-14:30 | World Bank HQ (Board Room)
Technical Workshop | April 12 | 9:00-16:30 | Canadian Embassy (TBC)

The CPLC Secretariat has opened registration for the CPLC Fourth Annual High-Level Assembly and Technical Workshop. CPLC Partners are invited to participate in both. The High-Level Assembly and CPLC Technical Workshop will take place as part of the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, and will bring together leaders from government, private sector, and civil society organizations.

Registration is required. Participants must also register for a Spring Meeting badge.

Investing in Our Knowledge Base: The World’s First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

Investing in Our Knowledge Base: The World’s First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

February 21, 2019 - Last week in New Delhi, India, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), which is convened by the World Bank Group, organized the CPLC Research Conference—the world’s first international research conference on carbon pricing. Hosted in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute, the two-day event brought together over 30 researchers and 150 participants from a range of sectors, with special emphasis on drawing in young, emerging scholars and researchers from developing countries.

Press Release: Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition hosts the World's First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

Press Release: Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition hosts the World's First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

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.

World Bank Group Leads at World Sustainable Development Summit

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.

Release: Full Agenda for the CPLC Research Conference

Release: Full Agenda for the CPLC Research Conference

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.

UN Climate Change Press Release: Ghana to Kick-start Year of Ambition at Africa Climate Summit

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.