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 is the lead strategist supporting the Acceleration Dialogues (diplomatic climate-solutions roundtables) and Resilience Intel—an effort to move the world to 100% climate-smart finance. Joseph represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes, and is founder of the Geoversiv Foundation and Live Your Democracy—an online periodical promoting engaged, non-partisan civics. His articles appear from time to time in the Guardian.

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