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The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group hosted the world's first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India.

Research and analysis are vital for effective carbon pricing design and implementation. With the goal of strengthening the carbon pricing knowledge base and fostering an improved understanding of the evolving challenges to its successful application, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition convened researchers, practitioners, and interested stakeholders for the CPLC Research Conference. Over 30 researchers from across the globe presented papers on various carbon pricing themes. These papers have been selected through a review process by an international scientific committee comprising of academics, researchers, and policymakers. The two-day Conference hosted over 300 participants and was centered around six central themes: (1) Learning from Experience, (2) Carbon Pricing Design, (3) Concepts and Methods, (4) Political Economy, (5) Decarbonizing the Economy, and (6) Emerging Frontiers.


Full Conference Agenda


Structure & Format

The two-day CPLC Research Conference is structured around 6 central themes:

(1) Learning from past experience
(2) Carbon Pricing Design
(3) Concepts and Methods
(4) Political Economy ­
(5) Decarbonizing the Economy
(6) Emerging Frontiers.

Each day will feature plenary sessions from leading experts, followed by concurrent sessions covering all 6 themes. Sessions will consist of presentations from a combination of leading researchers as well as young and emerging academics in the carbon pricing practice, followed by facilitated discussions.

The full agenda will be released closer to the event.

Registration is required.


Over the past several years, we have seen a proliferation of carbon pricing approaches around the world and an increase in the diversity of such approaches. Research has underpinned much of the progress made to date and helped stakeholders understand design features of carbon pricing instruments; success factors for effective implementation; ways to address market and competitive distortions; and, among other things, the role and alignment of companion policies. In addition, a growing body of experience and data is accumulating from the operation and modeling of different carbon pricing approaches, from which much can be learned. The application of carbon pricing instruments has revealed new or persistent challenges around market stability and liquidity; managing transitions and impacts in relation to carbon intensive sectors and communities; addressing overlapping policies; combining carbon pricing instruments; expanding the scope of carbon pricing to more heterogeneous sectors of the economy; and adjusting system designs over time to realize committed ambition levels.

To address these, and many other questions, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition will convene researchers, practitioners, and interested stakeholders for a CPLC Research Conference, scheduled to take place February 14 – 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Through its high-level membership of governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations, the CPLC will draw on outcomes of this conference to help bridge the existing gap between theory and practice, and to inform future decisions taken by policy makers and corporate leaders.

Organized in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), this two-day research conference will be held following the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) Feb 11 13, 2019.



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New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India