who we are

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is a voluntary initiative that catalyzes action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. The CPLC brings together leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to support carbon pricing, share experiences and enhance the global, regional, national and sub-national understanding of carbon pricing implementation. The CPLC Secretariat is administered by The World Bank Group.

Carbon pricing makes investments in low-carbon or carbon-free technologies attractive and ensures that fossil fuels are used efficiently.”
— CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL, GERMANY

Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has encountered, and cannot be addressed by any one jurisdiction, business, or organization. Effective climate action requires jurisdictions, businesses, and organizations across the globe to make a concerted effort to work towards the common goal of limiting atmospheric carbon emissions and lessening the effects of climate change. Carbon pricing is a powerful policy tool to align international will towards this common purpose.

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) officially launched on November 30, 2015, the opening day of COP21 in Paris, France

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) officially launched on November 30, 2015, the opening day of COP21 in Paris, France

To secure the place of carbon pricing on the global agenda, the CPLC was launched the opening day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in Paris, France in 2015. As of 2019, the Coalition comprises 34 national and sub-national government, 163 private sector organizations from a range of regions and sectors, and 80 strategic partners representing NGOs, business organizations, and universities. These partners are actively engaged in the work of the CPLC. In fact, partner-led work has gradually evolved from general support for carbon pricing to more targeted initiatives, building on their experiences and lessons learned to-date. The Coalition drives action through knowledge sharing, targeted technical analysis and public-private dialogues that guide successful carbon pricing policy adoption and accelerate implementation.