COP 23 side event: Accelerating Carbon Pricing to Support Sustainable Development

- By : Sébastien POSTIC, Phd
Date: November 16th


Time: 10:00 – 11:30am
Location:  German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany

Event Summary:

The recent decade saw an unprecedented and ongoing growth in national und subnational carbon pricing initiatives around the world. The most exciting developments are currently taking place in emerging economies and developing countries in Asia and Latin America.

Carbon pricing policies significantly reduce the cost of addressing climate change and unlock economic opportunities as part of the transition to a low-carbon economy. In addition, the generation of revenues which can be used to mainstream climate change into public policies to support the low-carbon and climate-resilient.

This side event will bring together academics, policymakers and stakeholders to discuss prospects and challenges for carbon pricing in the context of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030. It will also confront academic research results on the potential of carbon pricing as a source of revenue with real-world experiences in using carbon pricing in emerging and developing countries.


Speakers :

  • Dr. Constanze Haug, Head of Secretariat, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) : “Trends in ETS & carbon pricing worldwide
  • Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC),
  • Dr. Sébastien Postic, Project manager, Institute for Climate Economics : “Carbon revenues: from climate issues to fiscal benefits
  • Qian Guoqiang,  General Strategic Director, SinoCarbon
  • John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank
16 Nov 2017

COP 23 side event: Accelerating Carbon Pricing to Support Sustainable Development

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