Workshop on Uses of Revenues from Carbon Pricing Policies

Carbon pricing is increasingly seen by governments not only as a cost-effective policy to incentivize emission reductions, but also as a source of revenue. In 2017, governments raised US$33 billion in carbon pricing revenues. This amount is expected to be higher as carbon prices increase and jurisdictions with carbon pricing grow. As the revenues grow, there is also an increasing demand for transparency on how … Continue reading Workshop on Uses of Revenues from Carbon Pricing Policies

4 Ways to Accelerate Carbon Pricing

In Marrakech, the work of implementing the Paris Agreement moved forward in important ways. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the World Bank are supporting a new High-Level Economic Commission chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern and by Nobel Economics Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. The commission will study critical questions relating to innovation and deployment of optimal carbon pricing solutions, to ensure at least 50% of global emissions … Continue reading 4 Ways to Accelerate Carbon Pricing

A Call for Global Citizenship

Report from the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Forum In the years I have been attending and contributing to the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Policy Forum, I have witnessed a distinct and ongoing evolution. Multilateral institutions like the World Bank and IMF, which are funded by and directed by governments, and which do business with governments, have direct impacts on elements of society that are … Continue reading A Call for Global Citizenship