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Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition: Realizing the Full Potential of Carbon Pricing in a Sustainable Recovery

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Part of ‘Kickstarting a Sustainable Recovery’, the Climate Group’s Sustainable Recovery Series, in partnership with Innovate4Climate. 

Monumental efforts are underway to help governments respond to the crisis triggered by COVID-19. As countries look ahead on how to build back better, carbon pricing policies are in the spotlight. The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, in partnership with the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, is convening thought leaders for a dialogue exploring how the public and private sector can realize the full potential of carbon pricing as part of a sustainable recovery process. 


Introductory remarks:
Mari Elka Pangestu, Managing Director of Development, Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

High level comments:

  • Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • José Ángel Gurría Treviño, Secretary General, OECD  
  • Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile

Leadership Panel 1
Moderated by Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Global Director, Climate Change, World Bank

How can we achieve a sustainable recovery process in the face of climate change? How can we use carbon pricing to catalyze the process towards recovery that is socially fair, just and sustainable?

  • Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy, Chile
  • Nigel Topping, UK Special Envoy on Climate Action
  • Feike Sijbesma, Chair of CEO Climate Leaders Group, WEF and Honorary Chair of Board of DSM   
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency  
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, Chairman, Grantham Research Institute, LSE  
  • Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate and Economics, World Resources Institute 
  • Lee White, Minister for Forests, Sea, the Environment and Climate Plan, Gabon   

Leadership Panel 2  
Moderated by Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head of Climate Business, IFC   

Industries and businesses around the world have been badly hit by the ongoing crisis. What is needed to enable a sustainable recovery? What are they prepared to do in this regard and how can partnerships with the public sector and civil society facilitate this? How can a price on carbon be strategically leveraged to contribute to the recovery process and accelerate climate action?

  • Rt Hon Lord Barker of Battle PC, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, En+ Group
  • Joanne Yawitch, CEO, National Business Initiative, South Africa  
  • Swee Chen Goh, President of Global Compact Network Singapore; Member of Board of Singapore Airlines and CapitaLand
  • Peter Bakker, CEO and President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Anne Højer Simonsen Senior Director, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Vikram Shreekant Kirloskar, Immediate Past President, CII (2019-20); Chairman and MD, Kirloskar Systems Ltd; Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Closing statement:
Hans Peter Lankes, VP IFC

Short Summary and Close of Meeting:
Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Global Director, Climate Change, World Bank