The role of carbon revenues in financing the climate transition

Webinars - By : Diana CÁRDENAS MONAR

Learning from experiences worldwide


Session 1: Asia Pacific


Session 2: Americas



As part of the EU-funded European Union Climate Dialogues (EUCDs) project, the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) has organised a global webinar on how carbon revenues can maximise benefits of carbon pricing and accelerate the climate transition. This activity is the final step of a broader process with the aim of supporting a switch to a comprehensive perspective, where carbon revenues are part of the implementation of low-carbon and climate resilient pathways. The webinar was the opportunity to discover the findings of a study carried out by I4CE on this topic and to engage in a constructive discussion with diverse stakeholders on the lessons learned and way forward.


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Date: April 9, 2024


Two sessions to cover different time zones.


  • Session 1 (Asia Pacific): 9:30 – 11:00 AM CEST
  • Session 2 (Americas): 4:30 – 6:00 PM CEST


Format: online 


This webinar was aim to trigger discussion among policymakers, practitioners, experts, private sector, and civil society about national and subnational practices on the use of carbon revenues, highlighting their role in accelerating ambitious climate action and enhancing acceptability of carbon pricing by benefiting society and the economy. 


Target audience: 

Government officials, international organizations, academia, think tanks, non-governmental and civil society organisations, as well as individual experts, consultants, and professionals interested in learning from and contributing to the discussion. 



Open virtual seminar split in two sessions (per time zones), each with two key moments: 


  • A presentation to introduce the topic through the findings of the report on the use of carbon revenues prepared by .  
  • A panel discussion with different thematic focus for each session involving 3-4 speakers (government officials and experts). Guiding questions has used by the moderator for the panel discussion, and participants had the opportunity to contribute and ask questions in the Q&A sections.   



Welcome and technical details, I4CE


Introductory words, European Commission (DG CLIMA)


Context setting intervention


Session 1: Asia-Pacific

  • Stefano De Clara, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

Session 2 : Americas

  • Joseph Pryor, World Bank


Presentation: Maximising benefits of carbon pricing through carbon revenue use: Exploring worldwide experiences from the field, by I4CE


Panel discussion: 


Session 1: Asia-Pacific

  • Sharlin Hemraj, Director Environmental and Fuel Taxes, National Treasury, South Africa;
  • Noor Syaifudin, Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia;
  • Stefano De Clara, Head of Secretariat at the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)


Session 2: Americas

  • Amanda Engel, Strategic Advisor, Tax Policy Unit, Government of British Columbia, Canada;
  • Assia Elgouacem, Acting Head of Tax and Environment Unit, OECD;
  • William Wills, Techncal Director, Brazil Climate Center;
  • Stefano Carattini, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University; 
  • Juan Pedro Searle, Head of Climate Change, Ministry of Energy, Chile. 


Question and Answers


Concluding remarks, European Commission (DG CLIMA)



This activity is part of the European Union Climate Dialogues Project (EUCDs) 

09 Apr 2024

The role of carbon revenues in financing the climate transition

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