The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition is a first-of-its-kind global policy-making body made up of governments, intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and institutional investors.
It was launched on the first day of the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris [PDF], after more than a year of coordination and collaborative planning among the founding partners—including more than 20 governments, more than 90 companies, and leading NGOs and institutional investors.
The first annual CPLC High-Level Assembly was held in April 2016, and the second High-Level Assembly was held in April 2017, at World Bank headquarters, in Washington, DC. The Coalition facilitates leadership dialogues, to assist governments in identifying the optimal strategies for pricing carbon-emitting fuels and efficiently speeding the transition to low-carbon energy.
Its Vision for 2025, as put forth by the High-Level Panel of heads of state and intergovernmental agency leaders, calls for bringing at least 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions under some form of carbon pricing system by 2025.
- Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition homepage
- 2016-2017 Carbon Pricing Leadership Report
- Guardian article about the CPLC
Report from the 2018 High-Level Assembly
April 26, 2018
The 2018 High-Level Assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brought World Bank President Jim Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, to the same table as finance ministers, environment ministers, sitting Senators, former Prime Ministers, and executive leadership from Coalition partners.
Participants discussed the ongoing degradation of natural systems, climate-related threats to economic progress and resilience, and how smart carbon pricing policy can help to build peace in Colombia, create a stable economic foundation for Europe, and future-proof businesses and nations against the rising threat of climate-related financial risk.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, from the state of Rhode Island, shared that the US Congress is closer to pricing carbon than hotly divided national politics suggest. In the technical workshops, the Carbon Pricing in the Americas group agreed to work on cooperation between jurisdictions with differing models of carbon pricing.