Stakeholder-Centered Carbon Pricing - CCL World Bank Panel

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Citizens’ Climate Lobby will present a panel at the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Forum, titled Stakeholder-Centered Carbon Pricing to Solve the Climate Crisis. Participants include:

The discussion will cover the specifics of the carbon fee and dividend plan for pricing carbon emissions, as well as the economic dynamics of implementation and a specific exploration of how new technologies—those already existing and those about to come over the horizon—will transform the market for energy, decentralizing control and empowering stakeholders across the world.

The panel will also discuss the CCL methodology for organizing citizens to play a serious, constructive role in advising government on how best to shape policy for real people. This is an integral part, not only of how CCL is working to make change in the United States, but of the democratizing standard framework that is necessary to make a true “green economy” possible, in a way that empowers families and communities, reduces opportunities for corruption in distribution of development assistance, and builds checks and balances against the naked influence of interested money in the democratic process.

As the World Bank and IMF transition away from the era of funding for new coal projects, a robust new future of reliable, always-on, everywhere-active clean renewable energy is becoming possible, but the global energy marketplace is a fabric of systems, working together either more or less efficiently, depending on a wide range of structural assumptions. The purpose of this panel is to provide clarity as to the most economically efficient way to correct the market’s failure to accurately price carbon-emitting fuels, and motivate widespread prosperity from clean energy production.

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* Joseph Robertson has since become Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Global Strategy Director. 

Written by Joseph Robertson

Joseph is Global Strategy Director for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens' Climate Lobby. He coordinates the building of CCL's citizen engagement groups on 5 continents, leads the Citizens' Climate Engagement Network and represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes. He is a member of the Executive Board of the UN-linked NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY and of the Policy and Strategy Group for the World We Want. He is also the founder of Geoversiv.net and the Geoversiv Foundation and the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.

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