This webinar showcases carbon pricing and shadow pricing schemes to support the shift to a low carbon economy and enhanced climate action.
The 2015 Paris Agreement set a goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius; bold policy mechanisms like carbon pricing play a critical role in achieving this goal. Carbon pricing can also support a people-centered approach to climate action. Carbon pricing revenues can and in many cases are being used to invest in public priorities, including those that ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy, as seen in Canada, Australia, and other countries. Even where carbon pricing is not yet in place, businesses and development finance institutions can implement shadow carbon prices to steer investments away from increasingly risky fossil fuel options.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the New Climate Economy Project (NCE) invites you to a webinar on carbon pricing, highlighting findings from the NCE 2018 Report Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times on carbon pricing, showcasing successful pricing and shadow pricing schemes, and discussing the importance of carbon pricing to enhanced climate ambition. This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of successful examples of carbon pricing and shadow carbon pricing systems.
For those unable to attend live, please register to receive a recording of the webinar.
This webinar is being held in support of the Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) project, a project of the Ministry of Environment, Japan in collaboration with the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC), WRI, and other partners in the ASEAN region. The project is focused on enhancing the transparency of climate actions to improve the availability and accessibility of climate related data and information, and trigger adoption of innovative technologies and social systems in collaborative and cooperative manners.
Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate & Economics, World Resources Institute
Ashwini Hingne, Senior Project Associate, World Resources Institute India
Jansen Toh, Assistant Director of Economic Research, National Climate Change Secretariat, Singapore
The New Climate Economy (NCE), a flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, brings together government, business and economic leaders to enhance global and national understanding of how climate action can and drive economic, social and development objectives.