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International conference to discuss carbon pricing

CPLC Research Conference takes place in India from 14-15 February

(Photo: JorgeBrazilian2015 / CPLC)
(Photo: JorgeBrazilian2015 / CPLC)

January 2019 – Powerful policies are needed to achieve the large-scale emission reductions required under the Paris Agreement. Putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the most potent and efficient strategies governments and corporates can use to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. 88 countries are considering use of carbon pricing initiatives as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

To take stock of existing carbon pricing research and better understand successful carbon pricing implementation, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group are hosting the world's first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India.

The event is convening over 30 researchers from across the globe to present 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 will host over 300 participants and be 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. Each day will feature plenary sessions with leading experts, followed by concurrent sessions covering the six themes.